Category: Norway

Scandinavian women’s way to kickstart Monday: football!

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Monday is typically associated with a lot of coffee, but women from Scandinavian Women’s Association in Singapore have found a healthier way to kickstart a new week: the answer is football. Each Monday evening, they will gather on the green football field and release endorphines, maintain a fit lifestyle and most important: make Monday more…

How Indonesians in Scandinavia manage fasting during Ramadhan

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Usually summer solstice in Scandinavia equals an easy breezy long event, but the sunny day might be a challenge for some. Muslims living in the nordic regions will experience the longest Ramadhan in the last 33 years for Muslims, as the holy month coincides with summer solstice on June 20.   During Ramadhan, Muslims fast from dawn…

Norway hosts Philippines peace talks in Oslo

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Representatives from the incoming Philippine government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) met in Oslo, Norway, 14-15 June and agreed to resume formal talks the third week of July 2016. “I am pleased that the incoming Philippine government and the NDFP have agreed to resume formal peace talks. There is clearly…

Vietnam hopes for stronger bonds with Norway

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Vietnam already fosters more than stabil relations with Denmark and Sweden. Now they’re reaching out for Norway. President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan visited Norway and among others the Norwegian Foreign Ministry Kenneth Svendsen from June 8-14. After the visit Nhan reported to Vietnamese media, that the bonds of…

New reviews on opportunities in Indonesia for Norwegian businesses

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Participants reviewed opportunities in Indonesia for business expansion and investment by Norwegian businesses in an Indonesian Business Discussion, initiated by the Indonesian Embassy in Oslo, Norway. The event is a follow up to the earlier bilateral meeting between the Indonesian and Norwegian Foreign Affairs Ministers in Jakarta on 30 May 2016, according to a press…

How will Scandinavia succeed on the Hong Kong design market?

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Hong Kong is the sparkling design hub of the Southeast Asia. It’s hip, wealthy and carries a deep-rooted genuine interest for design. This combined with a rooted tradition for consumerism and a location at the footstep to the industrial powerhouse of China makes Hong Kong a mecca for designers and design companies all over the globe.…

Beautiful Ivar Aasen topsides send-off before sailing away to Norway

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For 3 years the Ivar Aasen topdeck project has been under construction in Singapore, and the platform deck for the Ivar Aasen project is now on its way to Norway after sailaway from the yard area in Singapore on Monday 6 June 2016. Finishing a project as giant as the Ivar Aasen topdeck deserved a…

Civil society organisations: Let’s brainstorm sustainibility in Indonesia

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The Norwegian Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) organises seminars to gather civil society organisations in prioritised rainforest countries. Frida Skjæraasen from Norad’s (Norad is the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) Civil Society Department  travelled to the headquarters of the Center for International Forestry Research in Bogor, Indonesia to meet the civil society organisations in person.…