Latest Scandinavian Laos News

Finland – Laos – 40 years of diplomatic relations celebrated

On Tuesday, 22 September, the governments of Lao-PDR and Finland celebrated 40 years of diplomatic relations and cooperation, reports the Embassy of Finland, Hanoi. The two nations commemorated the positive bilateral relationship and celebrated development progress achieved together through a seminar. This was held t the International Cooperation and Training Center in Vientiane, with representatives…

Denmark’s Ambassador Charlotte Laursen presents credentials to Laos

In early September 2015 Denmark’s Ambassador in Hanoi, Charlotte Laursen went to Laos to present credentials to President Choummaly Sayasone. The President stressed the good relationship between Laos and Denmark with whom Denmark next year will celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations. During her time in Laos Ambassador Charlotte Laursen also met with Prime…

New strategy makes Danish IFU an attractive investment partner

IFU – the Danish Investment Fund for Developing countries – has developed a new strategy that makes it easier than ever to qualify to be an IFU supported company or loan partner.    Around 30 key members of the Danish business community in Thailand and selected Thai bankers listened on Friday 25 September 2015 attentively…

The Norwegian Seamen’s Church emergency app

The Norwegian Seamen’s Church employees have set out to help daily Norwegians in small and large crises abroad. The organization has developed an app, “Nødnummer”, to make your stay abroad safer. The app can be downloaded for both iPhone, Android and Windows and in the app store it has the following description: “If an accident…

Denmark releases new worldwide travel app

Are you ready to travel? With the new app from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs you will be. The travel app ”UM Rejseklar” (=ready to go) will make you feel safer traveling everywhere. The app, which is in Danish, will provide you with: • contact information to the Danish Embassies and Consulates worldwide •…

A guide to dual citizenship

Last year Denmark passed a dual citizenship bill. On 1st September 2015 the law became effective and it is now possible for foreign nationals living in Denmark to become naturalized citizens while keeping their foreign citizenship. The law also allows Danes living abroad to become naturalized citizens of their new country of residence and still keep…

Finnish-funded EEP Mekong calls for proposals

Clean Energy Promotion in the Mekong Region will be supported via Finnish funding. The Energy and Environment Partnership Programme with the Mekong Region (EEP Mekong) has recently embarked on its second phase and will be running until 2018. The Programme is seeking high-quality applications for projects improving livelihoods and climate resilience in rural communities and…

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,…