Eva Eriksen

World Water Week in Stockholm

World Water Week was held in Stockholm on 27 August until 1 September 2017. It is a meeting place for scientists, policy makers, and private sector and civil society actors to network, exchange ideas and foster new thinking around the most pressing water-related challenges of today. It inspires collaborative action and bridges science, policy and practice. During the week, the…

Denmark to help China build offshore wind farm

China will tap Denmark, home to some of the world’s largest offshore energy companies, to help it build a wind farm, Denmark’s Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate said on Monday 4 August 2017. Speaking after meeting the head of China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), minister Lars Christian Lilleholt said that size, timing and suppliers for…

Denmark to abolish ship registration fee

The Danish government proposes removing the ship registration fee on merchant ships to boost the growth of vessels waving the Danish flag. On 30 august 2017 the Danish government submitted its plan as part of its intensions to boost the Danish Economy. Moreover, the Danish shipping companies are pleased with this proposal. “Today, it can…

Mass fainting in H&M factory in Cambodia

73 female workers fainted at an H&M garment factory on Wednesday 30 August 2017  in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. However, no problems were found with the factory during a following inspection completed by Labor Ministry officials and local authorities. The workers who fainted at the Berry Apparel factory at about 8:30 were found to have low…

Vietnam wants rights to Finland’s education programs

Education officials from Vietnam are in Finland to learn about the country’s education programs from elementary school to undergraduate level. A delegation led by Phung Xuan Nha, Minister of Education, held talks with their Finnish counterparts on Monday 28 august 2017. The purpose of the talks is to acquire the rights to publish Finnish educational…

SwedCham – the new Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore

The 35-year-old Swedish Business Association in Singapore officially transformed into a Chamber of Commerce, SwedCham, in July 2017. The chamber has a new General Manager, Cecilia Oskarsson, and a new President, Jan Stjernström. With two pairs of fresh eyes in charge, the Swedish Business Association Singapore has officially converted into a Chamber of Commerce. The…

Indonesia starts offshore aquaculture inspired by Norway

Inspired by the Norwegian fishermen, three pilot sites of offshore aquaculture have been launched to breed the Barramundi and Sea Bass fishes in Aceh and Central Java provinces, an official from the Fishery and Maritime Ministry announced on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Beginning in 2017, the developing of the offshore aquaculture in Sabang, Aceh province,…

Swedish ONE Championship fighter: Philippines is home

Welterweight competitor Zebastian Kadestam is born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, but now he takes pride in representing his second home, which is the Philippines. With a professional record of 9-3, Kadestam believes that the country’s mixed martial arts scene played a pivotal role in his career and to where he is presently. Mixed Martial…