Lærke Weensgaard

Agreement between EU and the Pacific region to promote sound ocean governance

An agreement to promote sustainable management and sound ocean governance in the Pacific Region was signed on 5 September. A landmark agreement has been signed between the European Union (EU) and The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Pacific-Community-SPC, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and The University of the South…

China-Finland festival held in China

A three-day China-Finland Culture Exchange festival has been held in Hangzhou. A three-day China-Finland culture exchange festival offered both funny activities and a meeting between politicians. The festival included various cultural activities such as a visit to Hangzhou by Santa Claus himself and several performances by the famous 1990’s Finnish pop group Aikakone. On Monday…

Swedish 3-Michelin chef will open restaurant in Singapore

Swedish chef and restaurateur Björn Frantzén opens new restaurant in Singapore in November 2018. Björn Frantzén has partnered with Unlisted Collection to open the new restaurant Zén on 21 November in Singapore. ”The gastronomy of Frantzén is influenced by the simplicity and elegance of Nordic, French and Japanese cuisine, so to be able to open…

New Norwegian Ambassador in Vietnam

  The Norwegian embassy in Hanoi welcomes 62 year old Grethe Løchen as new Ambassador to Vietnam. Grethe Løchen is cand.philol. and has been employed in the Foreign Service since 2002. She served as Minister of the Embassy in Kabul 2010-2012, Ambassador to Sri Lankan 2012-2015 and Senior Adviser in the Foreign Ministry from 2015…

Taiwan students in Norway planning to sue Norwegian government

Taiwan students in Norway are planning to sue the Norwegian government after the nationality on their residency permits has been changed from Taiwan to China. A groups of Taiwan law students living in Norway will fill a lawsuit against the Norwegian government after their nationality has been changed from Taiwan to China in their residency…

Finnish TV will hit China

China will launch Nordic TV in China in a cooperation with a Finnish operator and is also producing episodes about the Finnish film industry. Finnish telecommunications company Elisa has partnered with China Broadcasting and Television Media (CBM) to bring Nordic TV to Chinese households. Nordic TV is a subscriber video-on-demand service that contains Nordic films,…