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Swedish representatives visited refugee camp in Thailand

Representatives from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Board and the Swedish embassy in Bangkok visited the refugee shelter Mae Lee in Thailand. Frederik Frisell of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Board and Nicolas Weeks, Deputy Head of the Swedish embassy in Bangkok, have visited the temporary shelter Mae La. Even though the shelter is called…

Finnish journalists look into the situation of Thai massage workers

Finnish Yle investigation has examinted the lives of Thai massage parlour workers in cities throughout Finland. A new report by Yle’s MOT investigative journalism programme has found that many of the Thai women working in massage parlours in Finland sell sex in order to support their families. The report also reveals that help from the…

Danish kitchen company opens first store in the Philippines

On 18 September Kvik opened their first store in the Philippines The Philippines can now enjoy Danish kitchen design after Kvik opened their first store in Manila. The new store is located on fourth floor of SM Megamall. Kvik was established in 1983 in Denmark and already started to open stores outside the Danish borders…

Scientists on Norwegian vessel: Alarming amount of plastic near Myanmar

Scientists on a Norwegian research vessel have expressed worries over the large amount of microplastics in the sea at the southern Rakhine State, Myanmar. The Norwegian research vessel RV Dr. Fridtjof Nansen has conducted a month-long study of fish resources and the marine ecosystem off the Rakhine and Ayeyarwady Region in the western part of…

Documentary about Thai-Danish marriages premiers in Danish cinemas

The Danish documentary “Heartbound” premiers in Denmark on 20 September. “Heartbound”, in Danish “Hjertelandet”, follows Thai-Danish couples in a sparsely populated region of Denmark called Thy. The documentary is made by Sine Plambech and Janus Metz, who have followed the families in 10 years. The documentary revolves around Sommai, a former sex worker from Pattaya,…

First interfaith dialogue between Finland and Indonesia

The first Interfaith and Intermediate Dialogue between Finland and Indonesia was held in Helsinki on 17 September. Indonesia and Finland has agreed to promote to promote global peace efforts through interfaith dialogues after the first Indonesia-Finland Interfaith and Intermediate Dialogue. A delegation with different religious representatives from each country took part in the meeting. The…

Swedish embassy took part in International Day of Democracy Myanmar

Head of rhe Swedish Embassy Section Office in Yangon gave the opening speech when International IDEA Myanmar celebrated the International Day of Democracy. On 17 September The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) Myanmar celebrated the International Day of Democracy with the theme “Reflecting on the Global State of Democracy and Linking…

Finnish activity park will open in Singapore in November

The Finnish brand SuperPark will open their first activity park in Singapore in November. People of all ages in Singapore can soon enjoy the indoor activity park brand SuperPark, when the Finnish company opens a 40,000 square park in November, according to Todayonline. Day passes for the park are priced between S$18 (11 €) and…

Novo Nordisk will cut 400 jobs in Denmark and China

Danish Novo Nordisk has announced that they due to restructuring will fire 400 employees in Denmark and China. The Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk has on 18 September announced plans to restructure its Research & Development (R&D) organisation. That means approximately 400 employees from the company’s Danish and Chinese R&D departments will lose their jobs. “In…