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Finland says rail link to China important to Nordic cooperation

The Finnish Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Ville Skinnari, has stressed the importance for Nordic cooperation of the rail link between Finland and China. The minister said according to the Finnish national media, Yle. that the Norwegian and Swedish industries are interested in cooperating in logistics with Finland. “This cooperation has now been…

New rules for Schengen Visa now active

New EU rules on short-stay visas to the EU – Schengen area came into effect the 2 February 2020. The intention is to make it easier for legitimate travellers to apply for a visa to come to Europe, facilitating tourism, trade and business. At the same time, it will free up resources to be used…

Singaporean company acquires Danish AI language company

Cactus Communications, a global scientific communications company, announced that it has acquired UNSILO, a Denmark-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) company that specializes in text analytics, linguistics, and data science. UNSILO, co-founded by Mads Rydahl and Thomas Laursen, provides AI tools and solutions for publishers to grow their business and improve customer…

The Consulate General of Sweden published a warning on Corona virus

The general consulate of Sweden in Hong Kong published an announcement regarding Coronavirus on 28th January 2020. The official statement said: There is currently an outbreak of a new coronavirus originating in Wuhan in central China. Majority of confirmed cases have been found in Wuhan. Cases have also been confirmed in other parts of China…

Swedish ambassador discussed challenges of Pasig city

Swedish ambassador H.E. Harald Fries recently paid a courtesy call to Mayor Vico Sotto of Pasig city in Philippines on 22nd January 2020. They discussed challenges in Pasig regarding health care, waste management, peace and order, poverty and road congestion as well as potential areas for partnership in areas such as sustainability, business development and…

Owls and ghosts: An ocean of creative museums on Malay island

Penang in Malaysia is full of interesting and less interesting museums. Make sure to check out some of them for a different tourist experience. Being a tourist often entails visiting a few museums to brush up on the local history or art scene. But on the island of Penang in Malaysia, museums aren’t necessarily equivalent…

Spot the cats and bike with the kids on the walls of Penang streets

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in Paris, Pablo Picasso’s Guernica in Madrid and Edvard Munch’s The Scream in Oslo are just a few pieces of art which attract numerous of tourists to their home towns. Similarly, George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008, on the Malaysian island of Penang, is a special place…

Swedish Ambassador visited Vietnam’s national children hospital

The Swedish Ambassador Ann Måwe visited Vietnam National Children’s Hospital, formerly known as the Olof Palme hospital or the Swedish hospital on 20th January 2020. Accompanied by veterans in Swedish – Vietnamese medical exchange Dr Mattias Larsson and Dr Nguyen Thi Kim Chuc, as well as a group of Swedish medical students from Karolinska Institutet…

Nokia is closing R&D center in Phillippines

The Philippines’ trade secretary urged Nokia to assist its soon-to-be unemployed workers in finding jobs at other companies on 23rd January 2020. A week earlier, the company announced that it will be closing down its research and development center (R&D) in Quezon City at the end of the year. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)…