House of Representatives approves Indonesia-EFTA trade legislation

Indonesia is one small step away from having its first trade agreement with European countries including Iceland and Norway after The House of Representatives recently approved the draft for the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IE-CEPA). The Bill over the deal is between Indonesia and the four countries that make up the European Free Trade Association…

Volvo’s China sales saw the biggest increase in the first quarter of 2021

The Swedish automaker Volvo can celebrate a fantastic last year, despite the pandemic, with the launch of its first fully electric car and record-breaking sales in the second half of last year. It has not ended there for Volvo however as continuing this sales momentum, globally Volvo’s sales have increased by 40.8 percent in the…

Norway reacts to Myanmar’s 19 death sentences

On Saturday, the junta of Myanmar sentenced 19 people to death by a military court for robbery and murder, with 17 of the people tried in absentia. Norway calls the death sentences “unacceptable and a deeply worrying development”, AFP reports. The death sentence is the first known use of the death penalty in Myanmar since…

Norwegian Uyghur Commission: China is behind frequent hacking attempts

The Norwegian Uyghur Committee and other Chinese minority groups globally experience frequent hacking attempts as piracy attempts have increased in recent years and accuse China of being behind the attempts, media Brytfmonline writes. Adljan Abdul Rahim, secretary of the Norwegian Uyghur Committee says to media TV2 that The Norwegian Uyghur Committee criticizes the Chinese authorities…

Marsk to launch the first ever carbon neutral container ship by 2023

The Royal Danish embassy in Vietnam mentioned on 9 April 2021 the plan of Maersk Line to launch the world’s first carbon neutral ship in 2023. International shipping activity is one catalyst for high CO2 emissions. With the attempt to reduce carbon emissions from marine operations, A.P. Møller-Mærsk – the world’s largest container shipping company…

Newly elected party in Greenland says no to Australia and China regarding rare earth project

The left-wing party Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA) won the Greenland vote and are now saying no to the Australian company with close Chinese connections, Greenland Minerals, regarding a proposed mining project in Kvandefjeld. Greenland is the world’s largest island and an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. The recent election on the island located between the Arctic…

Ambassador Christensen visited Binh Thuan Province and La Gan offshore wind project

On 30 March 2021 the Danish Ambassador H.E. Mr. Kim Hojlund Christensen paid a visit to Binh Thuan Province. He had a meeting with Mr. Le Tuan Phong, Chairman of the Binh Thuan People’s Committee where they exchanged views on potentials and challenges for renewable energy development in Binh Thuan, particularly for offshore wind development.…

Navarat has taken Thailand’s massage techniques with her to Denmark

A new clinic offering certified Thai massage has opened its doors in the Danish city of Fredericia. The owner is Navarat Thomsen who is originally from Thailand but has lived in Denmark for the past five years together with her Danish husband Ole. Before Navarat met her husband, she worked as a masseur in Thailand…