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On April 1, Lithuania, together with the co-chairs of the United Nations Group of Friends for the Protection of Journalists, France and Greece, released the Joint Statement on the deteriorating situation of journalists in Myanmar. The record number of nearly 80 United Nations Member Statesand the European Union supported the Joint Statement.
The Statement calls to immediately end assault on journalists and media workers, release those unjustly detained, and account for those reported missing.
Lithuania, the European Union’s fastest-growing fintech hub, is seeing an “evolutionary” shift away from traditional banks with surging transactions for e-money and payment companies.
The Baltic country, whose financial industry is dominated by Nordic lenders like SEB Bankas AB and Swedbank AB, joined the global push to shakeup traditional banking four years ago by offering simplified, fast licensing covering all 27 EU members.
Career human rights defender Linkevičius secured the Lithuanian government’s vital support for the Belarusian pro-democracy movement.
Freedom House today awarded the 2020 Mark Palmer Prize to former Lithuanian minister of foreign affairs Linas Linkevičius for speaking out against political repression in neighboring Belarus and playing a leading role in the Lithuanian government’s critical assistance to the Belarusian pro-democracy movement.
Turing College has joined Y Combinator’s W21 batch, providing it with new opportunities to rapidly scale its solution for hiring in-demand data science talent. The Vilnius-based edtech company provides an education in data science with an Income Share Agreement (ISAs) via its self-paced, peer-driven remote learning platform. It affords its growing community of hiring partners the ability to recruit high-performing data scientists in days rather than months, with recruitment decisions based on rich learning data.
The film ‘Levitating’ presents the prototypes of the projects When Accelerators Turn into Sweaters (2016), Hypergravitational Piano (2019) and Cumspin (2015), being prepared for representing Lithuania at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice.