Sofia Flittner

Sofia Flittner

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

Norwegian’s cabin- and pilot crew companies file for bankruptcy in Sweden and Denmark

The Danish and Swedish staff of the airline company Norwegian were technically employed by three companies in Denmark and one in Sweden. These four companies have all filed for bankruptcy due to the stand-still situation of the airline industry leaving 1,571 pilots and 3,134 cabin crew staff unemployed. In a press release issued by Norwegian…

University of Copenhagen warns illegal logging in Cambodia

Denmark’s University of Copenhagen draws attention to recently published data which shows increased illegal logging within the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia, according to the Cambodian daily the Phnom Penh Post. In a letter to stakeholders of the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, the Danish University of Copenhagen provides documentation of the deforestation with a…

Denmark to end partnership in Indonesia due to alleged fraud

The attorney of the Danish Foreign Ministry’s business department announced in a report released 15 April 2020 that the Danida Business Partnership Programme Project in Indonesia would meet an early end due to proven fraud by the business partners in the programme. An investigation by the attorney of the Danish Foreign Ministry concluded several circumstances…

Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce invites to corona-webinar

The Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce will together with FEI (Företagsekonomiska Institutet/The Institute of Business Administration) host a virtual webinar dubbed ‘The Impact of the Corona Crisis – Now and Beyond’ on 16 April 2020 with Swedish guest speaker Dr. Andreas Hatzigeorgiou The guest speaker Dr. Andreas Hatzigeorgiou is CEO of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce,…

The Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya provides help to corona affected residents

The pastor of the Norwegian Seamen’s Church Abroad, Sjømannskirken, Father Annstein Lothe offered a helping hand to the citizens of Pattaya who has been affected by the consequences of the novel coronavirus. Father Annstein Lothe gathered the help of both Norwegian and Thai volunteers to present and offer 300 sets of food to help the…

Norway to support Vietnam in Gender Equality programme

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched a three-year partnership programme with the government of Norway. The programme aims to address ‘gender biased sex selection and related harmful practices in Vietnam’. The programme will be co-implemented by the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the General Office for Population and Family Planning…

AsiaOne is ready to take care of dead Scandinavians in Thailand

The Thai Repatriation- and Funeral Service AsiaOne has experienced their first dead Scandinavian client with COVID-19 as the cause of death. The nationality of the deceased Scandinavian is confidential information. AsiaOne is a well-known repatriation service specialized in sending home the remains of deceased foreigners who died in Thailand: essentially making sure the remains of…