Kristian Lauritzen

Graduation with a smile






Today, July1, Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College and the Foreign Trade University hosted a graduation ceremony in honour of their first class of students finishing the 4-year American BSc in Business Administration. The program is a co-education, joint venture between the Danish Business College, Niels Brock, and the Foreign Trade University with campuses in both…

Tempus Asia Intends to Transform Medical Services in Asia-Pacific






It was with great excitement that the establishment of the Danish-Thai joint-venture, Tempus Asia Co., Ltd., was officially celebrated on June 6th with the attendance of the Danish Ambassador to Thailand, Mikael H. Winther. The Ambassador, who was accompanied by Commercial Counsellor, Asbjørn Overgaard Christiansen, and Senior Commercial Officer, Nantima Angkatavanich, stated in his speech that “this new…

Scandinavia dominates Top 10 in “The Good Country Index”






The newly established global “Good Country” index measures how much each of 125 countries contributes to the common good in the world , and what it takes away. This index does not look at what the countries do at home, but at their international impact. Finland is second placed only to Ireland as front runner,…

Denmark increases support to private sector in Vietnam






Denmark will increase the support to private sector partnerships to underpin sustainable growth and employment in Vietnam”. The message from Danish Ambassador John Nielsen was clear that morning, June 27, when the Danish Embassy hosted a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on the importance of Private Sector Partnerships and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The…

Dane faces death penalty in Indonesia for alleged drug trafficking






A Danish man faces the death penalty in Indonesia after being arrested for attempting to smuggle 1.48 kilos of methamphetamines into the country. The Foreign Ministry confirmed that the man, 56, was arrested at the airport in Jakarta on June 8, after which he was imprisoned.  “It is correct that a Danish citizen is in prison…

EU downgrades relations, suspends cooperation with Thailand






Statement issued by Foreign Affairss Council in Luxembourg on 23 June 2014 “1.The European Union and Thailand are bound together by strong and longstanding ties, ranging from trade, tourism, investments and culture, to people to people contacts.  2. It was therefore with extreme concern that the Council has followed recent developments in Thailand. It called…

First mosque with minaret unveiled in Copenhagen






Copenhagen: In a move seen as consolidating dialogue and understanding, Denmark opened the first mosque with a minaret in the capital Copenhagen on June 19. Dubbed Scandinavia’s biggest ‘real’ mosque, the vast complex built on 6,700 square meter (72,118 square feet) with 150-million kroner ($27.2 million) Qatari funds also houses a community centre and other…