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Norway supports workshop on equal opportunities for persons with disabilities in Vietnam

On 6 April 2021 the Norwegian Embassy supported the UNDP and Action to the Community Development Centre (ACDC) to organize a “Workshop on monitoring the implementation of Article 27 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) on the rights to employment of people with disabilities in Vietnam”. The seminar took…

Finnish government writes new law for foreign berry pickers

A new legislation by the Finnish Government aims to improve the legal status of foreign berry pickers coming to pick berries in the high season. It includes an absolute ban on charging pickers for recruitment services and training. Also, operators should be reliable, paying their taxes and charges properly. The legislation is planned to come…

Maniga recieved €10m strategic investment fund for R&D development

Founded in Iceland, Meniga has closed a €10m strategic investment round led by institutional investors Velocity Capital and Frumtak Ventures, along with Industrifonden, the UK Government’s Future Fund, and existing customers UniCredit, Swedbank, Groupe BPCE, and Íslandsbanki. One particular innovation that is currently garnering significant attention from banks and other key players in the industry…

Consular Assistant at the Norwegian embassy in Bangkok open for applications

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok is looking for a Consular Assistant. The announcement read: “Do you want to work on exciting and responsible tasks at our embassy? Are you tidy and effective and find it rewarding to have many balls in the air? Do you know language? Do you live in Thailand? Then you…

Nordic Ambassadors meets with Red Cross in Malaysia

The International Committee of the Red Cross Malaysia had the opportunity to brief the Nordic and Switzerland embassies on the work that the organization is doing alongside the efforts of the Malaysian Red Crescent and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Attending the conversation were representatives from Embassy of Switzerland in Malaysia,…

Swedish Envirotainer RAP e2 contributing to safe transportation of Covid-19 vaccine

To secure the shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, an optimal logistics setup with a continuous cold chain from the manufacturing plant to hospitals worldwide is important. Diab’s engineers worked closely with Envirotainer’s development team to create one of the most advanced temperature-controlled air cargo containers, the RAP e2. This container will contribute to the safe transportation…

Danish Design studio digitalizes 100 years of tradition and craftmanship

Timothy Jacob Jensen has been described as a contemporary design icon. He creates products that not only become an integral part of our everyday lives, but also win one international design award after another, and he now aims to revolutionize the design industry. In early March 2021, Timothy and his design studio launched a new…

Winners of ‘Ambassador for a day’ in Vietnam announced

On 25 March 2021 the Norwegian embassy in Vietnam announced the Winner of the competition to become “Ambassador for a Day” in a statement, that read: First, we would like to thank all the participants who sent the fantastic videos to join this contest. It was not easy at all for us to decide because…

Thai Swedish Chamber of Commerce visited Jin Wellbeing County

On Friday 19 March 2021 the TSCC team visited Jin Wellbeing County and received a warm welcome from Khun Bjorn Richardson, General Manager, and his team. Jin Wellbeing County is a comprehensive residential complex located on the north of Bangkok offering superior healthcare services and lifestyle facilities for active retirees and their families. Within Jin…