Posts published in Day: July 25, 2021

Startups more than double employee numbers in five years in Estonia

Sunday, July 25, 2021

The number of people employed in the Estonian startup sector grew by 130 percent in five years, whereas the sum total of labor taxes paid by the sector’s companies more than tripled during the same period, Startup Estonia said on Friday. In 2016, when systematized data on the sector began to be collected, a total of 2,625 people worked at Estonian startups and startup companies paid a total of €28…

Bloomberg: Danske still not recovered from money laundering scandal

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Danske Bank still suffers from both reputational damage and a loss of custom, over three years after the media reports shed light on the full extent of money laundering activity – which itself had been taking place a decade ago – according to a recent article in media portal Bloomberg. The largest bank in Denmark and one of the largest in the Nordics is still picking up the pieces from…

EU helps channel humanitarian support to migrants in Lithuania

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Following a request for assistance from Lithuania, the European Commission is helping European countries send support through the European Civil Protection Mechanism. Lithuania asked for help following increased arrivals of migrants and asylum seekers coming from the Middle East and Africa and entering Lithuania via the border with Belarus. Already 12 countries have offered support such as tents, beds and generators. The Commission coordinates the delivery and finances up to…

Covid case total increases by 56

Sunday, July 25, 2021

On Sunday, July 25, Latvia reported 56 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 138,481. Of 6,915 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 0.8% were positive. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants rose from 29.7 Saturday to 30.7 Sunday. No Covid-related deaths were reported Sunday, so the death toll since the…

Was US money used to fund risky research in China?

Sunday, July 25, 2021

As the debate continues over the origins of the coronavirus, a fresh row has erupted over virus research being carried out in China using US funds. It’s linked to the unproven theory that the virus could have leaked from a lab in Wuhan, the Chinese city where it was first detected. This idea centres on research carried out on bat viruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Republican Senator Rand…