Eva Eriksen

Finnish startup company bets on Finnish blueberries

Although they are only 18 years old, Patrik Pyöriä and his three class mates already founded a successful company. “I’m Blue” is the name of the startup firm that produces blueberry soda. The whole thing started back when Patrik was 16 in Finland. They had an entrepreneur class in school and Patrik and his three…

Copenhagen ranked the smartest city in the world – Singapore is second

The Danish capital just peeked at the top of the list over smart cities in the world. When it comes to digital evolution and smarter solutions for a city’s citizens, Copenhagen is in the lead. Singapore comes in second, striving to become the world’s first smart nation. Behind the 2017 Smart Cities Index is European…

Anita Nergaard – the new Norwegian Ambassador in Singapore

She comes with a strong message: that the Nordic countries ought to join their forces more in Singapore! H.E. Ambassador Anita Nergaard presented her credentials to the Singaporean President on 25. October 2017. Now she is the official Norwegian representative in a country popularly described as Norway’s gateway to Asia. Enter the Royal Norwegian Embassy…

Swedish Jays signs partnership with Singaporean iFactory Asia

The Swedish audio product company Jays AB (publ) announces a distribution agreement with the leading Singaporean distributor for in-ear monitor and high-end headphone brands iFactory Asia. JAYS produce premium quality earphones and headphones and apps, designed in Sweden. The agreement includes Jays’ both current and future products, which also means the a-JAYS, u-JAYS, and q-JAYS…

Denmark donates 32 million DKK to Rohingvas fleeding Myanmar

Denmark will provide an additional 32 million DKK (approx 6.9 billion MMK) to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support Rohingyas who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh. Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tornaes made the announcement at a donor conference hosted by European Union in Geneva yesterday. Danish Ambassador in Dhaka Mikael Hemniti…

Finnish universities wants more Chinese students

China and India are targeted by drive to recruit more than 100,000 extra students from outside EU to Finland. Five Finnish universities are working with the start-up company Edunation to bring a further 150,000 international students to the country by 2020. This has been initiated after Finland’s immigration service revealed that the number of students…

Norwegian help appreciated in peace process in the Philippines

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon met with Idun Tvedt and Elisabeth Slattum of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 19 October 2017 to discuss the peace and reconciliation efforts between the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the (NDFP) that the Norwegian government has been helping with. The senator said Tvedt, the new special…

Finland and Norway to connect with China through trans-Arctic data cable

Finland and Russia are discussing the creation of a trans-Arctic fiber-optic data cable that would connect Finland, Norway and Russia with Japan and China, the Independent Barents Observer reported. Finland’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Anne Berner, reportedly brought up the possible Arctic data link in a Tuesday meeting in Moscow with Russia’s Minister of…