Sofia Flittner

Sofia Flittner

Journalist • ScandAsia Publishing Co., Ltd. • Bangkok, Thailand

A massive outbreak of swine-fever in China forces the Danish meat prices up

Danes doing their groceries in Danish supermarkets may have noticed that during 2019 the prices on meat have increased – especially on products containing pork. The price of products containing pork meat has gone up a significant amount – just within the month of January there has been a price increase on 25%. Few would…

The Norwegian ambassador in Hanoi proposes wind energy as Vietnam’s new energy source

The Norwegian ambassador in Hanoi Grete Lochen was present at the Vietnam Onshore Offshore Wind Summit 2020 in Hanoi to deliver the opening speech. A recurring theme in the ambassador’s speech was ‘collaboration and sustainability in the act of going green’, referring to Vietnam’s new ‘Green Growth Strategy’ that promotes the process of improving the…

Consumer association calls for Malaysia to follow Swedish laws to prevent drunk driving

A traffic-safety check made by the Malaysian police from January 18 to February 1, 2020 showed that in a period of just 11 days, there had been 171 deaths in traffic and 155 fatal crashes. In total there was 16,940 traffic-related crashes – a 10% increase from 2019’s 15,464 crashes. According to The Consumers’ Association…

The Scandinavian Foreign Ministries advises against travelling to China

Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland have recently tightened their respective national travel-guidelines to China. “We will discourage all unnecessary travel to China”, informs the Civil service of the Danish Foreign Ministry in a press-statement released at 9PM, Monday February 3, 2020. Similar statements have been released by Norway, Sweden and Finland since January 26, 2020…

Finnair announces cancellation of all flights to and from mainland China

The last Finnair flight between Helsinki and China will depart February 6, 2020 in light of the coronavirus epidemic in China. “The health and wellbeing of customers and personnel is a top priority of Finnair”, says the airline company. The last remaining flights will allow passengers and crew to return to their respective homes in…