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Denmark advises Myanmar to build political parties’ capacity and cooperation






The capacity and cooperation of political parties play a key role in democratic reform, says Netherland and Danish democratic institutions. Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy and Netherlands Institute for Multiparty held a seminar on ‘The role of political parties in democratization’ with the Myanmar Election Commission, political parties and civic organizations in Yangon on…

Thein Sein to visit Norway, Finland






Myanmar President U Thein Sein will soon pay official visits to Norway and Finland as a part of a five-European-countries tour that includes stop-overs at Austria, Belgium and Italy, according to an official statement on Feb 22. Thein Sein’s tour to Europe will signify his first foreign trips in 2013. Relations between Myanmar and Norway…

Norway applauded for Myanmar’s debt cancellation






Myanmar government has lauded the decision made by Norway and other creditors to cancel or reissue billions of dollars of external debt. President U Thein Sein stated in a radio address to the public on Feb 1: “Thanks to the efforts of the government and people, Myanmar sees more progress.” He said generous debt cancellations that…

Nordic countries tops press freedom index while South-east countries falls to the bottom






For third year in a row Finland has been measured as the country that most respects media freedom. Norway, which last year shared the title with Finland falls back to be number three on this years index made by Reporters without borders. Both Denmark and Sweden advanced their positions in the index. Denmark moving from…

Malaysia Airlines becomes oneworld alliance member






Finnair’s partner Malaysia Airlines becomes a full member of the oneworld alliance on Feb 1 following their code-share agreement that began in November last year. The 125 million members of the oneworld airlines’ frequent flyer programs, including Finnair Plus, can earn and redeem awards and tier status points and receive all other oneworld benefits on…