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Philippine drivers rejected contract from Danish employer

Philippine drivers in Denmark have on 4 November rejected a contract from their criticized employer, because they find the pay increase too small. 26 Philippine drivers working for a subsidiary of the Danish carrier Kurt Beier have declined a new contract for a monthly salary of € 1.300 euro, according to Fagbladet 3F. The salary…

New survey: Sweden and Singapore best at English

A new survey ranks best non-native speakers of English. Sweden is number one, while Singapore is number three. Global language training company Education First (EF) ranks best non-native speakers of English in their yearly survey EF English Proficiency Index. Singapore is the only Asian country in top five. This year, Norway ranks as number four,…

Danish delegation visited fisheries center in Malaysia

On 1 November a delegation from the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food and representatives from the Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture visited Fisheries Research Center Glami Lemi. The delegation was accompanied by the Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. They also visited Ornamental Fish Centre Port Dickson. The purpose of the visits was to share best…

Norway’s Ambassador to China to be UN Syria Envoy

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 31 October 2018 the appointment of Ambassador Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen of Norway as his Special Envoy for Syria. ‘I am very pleased that the UN Secretary-General has given one of our foremost diplomats the important task of leading the UN’s efforts in forging an inclusive and credible political…

Danish Minister on second visit to Rohingya refugee camp

Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs, has on 29 – 30 October visited Cox’s Bazar’s refugee camp in Bangladesh together with Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley. The Minister saw WFP’s general food assistance programmes, disaster risk reduction work, nutrition centres and school feeding, as well as site…

Finnish education gained visibility in China

Finnish education know-has gained visibility in China during October. The Finnish way of education has been in focus in China due to two events in October. On 15-16 October Finnish Minister Ms. Tarja Kangaskorte attended the Chengdu Education Forum where she introduced the Finnish education system. She also promoted Finland as a good destination for…

Denmark supports social dialogue in Myanmar

Denmark supports efforts to improve social dialogue in Myanmar through partnerships with labour market partners. The effort includes includes training to improve the professional performance of township conciliation bodies (TCBs), writes the Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar. The TCBs are important bodies which are the first step in the dispute settlement process outside the work…

Singaporean company to fabricate marine equipment for the Nordics

Singaporean Sembcorp Marine has won two contracts to deliver equipment to Norwegian and Danish companies. Sembcorp Marine will design and construct three identical plug-in battery-powered ferries for Norwegian Norled AS. The three ferries will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2020. “Sembcorp Marine’s project with Norled marks our entry into the ropax ferry design…