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Danes should not marry non-Danes

One year after the implementation of a new Danish immigration law, pressure is mounting on Danish Minister for Integration, Mr. Bertel Haarder to revise parts of a law approved by the Danish parliament in July last year, which prevents Danes who marry non-Danes abroad from returning to Denmark together.       Jens Witthofft Nielsen, Secretary General…

Norway’s half-year trade with major ASEAN countries slipped

Norway’s trade of traditional commodities (all commodities excluding ships and oil platforms, for exports also excluding crude oil, natural gas and condensates) with Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia slipped in the first half of 2003, as compared to the same period last year.      From January to June 2003, the exports to Singapore saw a significant…

Sweden holds referendum on Euro introduction

The Swedish government has decided arrange referendum 14 September 2003 on the introduction of the euro. All Swedish citizens who, according to the Elections Act, fulfill the requirements to vote in Swedish Riksdag (parliamentary) elections will be entitled to vote in the referendum. Persons entitled to vote in the Swedish local elections will also be…

Danish Manager of Seamen’s Centre in Malaysia

Mr. Karsten Holst Thomsen has since July 1, 2003 assumed the responsibilities as manager of the International Seamen’s Centre, Port of Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia. A reception was held by the Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore at the centre on July 4 to mark his appointment.      In ‘Kirke-hilsen’ – the newsletter of the Danish Seamen’s…

New Danish Kindergarten opened in Singapore

Preparations took one year, but finally the daily Danish Kingergarten “Mariehønen” could open its doors to the first children earlier this year.       Mariehoenen is primarily meant for children 2-5 years who either speak Danish, or whose parents want them to do so. They would for instance be children of Danish expats, or children from mixed…

Denmark provides second technical assistance fund

Asian Development Bank (ADB), a multilateral development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific, will administer a new DKK20 million (US$3.2 million) cooperation fund financed by the government of Denmark.      The second Danish cooperation fund for technical assistance will provide grants for ADB activities such as project preparation, training and advisory…

Ferrosan expects high growth rates in Asia Pacific

Managing Director Mr. Jan G. Vistisen, Ferrosan Asia Pacific, on Tuesday 10th June 2003 briefed Members of DABS – Danish Business Association of Singapore – about the activities of Ferrosan in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. The briefing doubled as DABS’ traditonal Summer Send-Off event and took place at Tanglin Club.       Ferrosan’s acquisition…