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Carlsberg H1 2015 report: strong Asia growth, incl. Tuborg brand

Carlsberg Group has reported on its worldwide H1 performance for 2015. Weak results in Western Europe and market decline in Eastern Europe partly offset by strong Asian results. CEO Cees ‘t Hart reported on a challenging first half for the group: “We experienced bad weather in Q2 in Northern Europe and did not achieve the…

Sweden-supported climate change adaptation forum held in Laos

Mr Stuart Ward, Controller, together with Mr Kriangkrai Thitimakorn, National Programme Officer, from the Development Cooperation Section of the Embassy of Sweden, Bangkok, attended the Mekong Sub-Regional Forum on Climate Change Adaptation and Water Resources Management. This forum, supported by Sweden through the Thailand Environment Institute (TEI), was held on 2-4 August 2015 in Vientiane,…

Danes Worldwide celebrates dual citizenship

Danes Worldwide, a global association working to assist and improve rights for Danes living abroad, celebrates the dual citizenship law coming into force September 1st. On the same occasion this years ‘Dane of the world’ will be announced. The event takes place in JP/Politikens House at Rådhuspladsen in Copenhagen. About the price of this years ‘Dane of the world’,…

Thai Swedish Chamber bid farewell to Ambassador Klaus Molin

On June 4, Thai Swedish Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly networking evening at the Huntsman’s Pub. Besides catching up on the latest news and exchange information, the staff bid farewell to Ambassador Klas Molin and Christoffer Berg. Klas Molin was appointed Swedish Ambassador to Thailand in 2011, where he replaced Mr. Lennart Linner. Besides being Swedish Ambassador…

Danish SOS agent meets challenges every day

Handcuffing a tourist who believed he was Jesus, bringing back injured trekkers from the wilds or handling a tsunami. Michael Schulz has been dealing with a variety of emergencies in his time as SOS agent in Thailand. But especially one type of cases is still the biggest challenge. “I am never nervous, but I am…

Asian countries celebrate Europe Day 2015

May 9 it is the official Europe Day. EU institutions open their doors to the public and EU Delegations around the world organize activities on the theme of Europe in the World. “Europe Day” is a celebration of peace and unity in Europe. Every year in May, the European Union, EU institutions in Europe as well as its…

Trading Danish health care for a carefree life in Thailand

The dream of living an easy life away from the cold North can become a nightmare, if you get sick and do not have a health insurance. ‘There is no financial assistance to get from the Danish State’, says Danish Embassy in Bangkok, who recently had two serious cases with sick Danish citizens without insurance. Countries in…

ScandAsia April magazine distributed

All four editions of the ScandAsia magazine was distributed to all subscribers of the e-magazines today. The four editions cover the China Edition, the Thailand Edition, the Singapore Edition and the South East Asia Edition covering Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. New subscribers can sign up here – it’s free. In Thailand and Singapore editions…

Confusion about Danish citizenship

The Danish Embassy in Bangkok experiences that many parents are very eager to register their child in the Civil Registration System in Denmark to get a personal identification number. The parents believe it makes their child a Danish citizen. But that is not the case. Passport, citizenship, and personal identification number: How are these linked?…

Ambassadors on road show to Sweden

During the first week of March 2015 Sweden’s Ambassadors to Southeast Asia went on a road show together with Business Sweden to make their cause for increased Swedish trade and investment with the ASEAN region, each ambassador also representing their particular country as a business destination. Their road show visited Lund/Malmö in southern Sweden, Gothenburg…