Category: General news

Swedish authorities to assist ASEAN within auditing

The audit authority of the Kingdom of Sweden has agreed to collaborate with several corresponding authorities from ten Southeast Asian countries through the organization ASEANSAI, reports the Swedish audit authority in a press release. The agreement entails that the Swedish authority contributes to the collaboration with its excellent skills and resources while the authority will…

Vietnam’s Ambasador to Helsinki met with President of Finland

The Vietnamese ambassador in Finland Dang Thi Hai Tam met on 12 February with the Finnish president Sauli Niinistö in Helsinki to present her credential and develop the bilateral ties between the two countries. According to the Vietnamese newssite Nhân Dân, the Finnish President expressed wishes that the ambassador will make great efforts in making…

Thais and Filipinos are increasing the population of Greenland

A report by The Statistics of Greenland shows that foreigners are a major reason to the population increase in Greenland – in fact the reports shows a 12 % increase of foreign citizens in Greenland in 2019. Majority of the foreigners in Greenland come from two Southeast Asian countries: Thailand and the Philippines. In fact,…

SAS and Finnair postpone departures to China once again

Originally the Scandinavian flight company only halted their flights to China until 29 February 2020 as a result of the novel coronavirus. “A new evaluation of the situation regarding the coronavirus has been conducted, and SAS has decided to halt all departures to and from Shanghai and Beijing until 29 March 2020,” states the Scandinavian…

IKEA delays the opening of the first IKEA in the Philippines to 2021

In October 2019 IKEA Philippines reported the opening of the first IKEA in the Philippines to be initially “by the end of 2020”. But IKEA enthusiast in the Philippines will have to wait another year to experience their first IKEA. The Swedish home interior giant has confirmed on the official IKEA Philippines website that the…

Sweden to help combat corruption in Cambodia

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) signed a three-year agreement with Transparency International Cambodia (TI Cambodia) on 11 February 2020. The agreement grants TI Cambodia 25.5 million Swedish Krona ($2.65 million) to help combat corruption in the Cambodian kingdom. “EU and Sweden will work with partner institutions in Cambodia to strengthen the demand for…

Postnord halts their shipments of packages and letters to China

Letters to and from China has always been a huge part of the Nordic postal business Postnord. But the domestic situation in China makes Postnord temporarily halt their shipments of letters and packages to China, reports svt.se. “All packages that have been sent will be quite belated,” says the company’s officer of press Maria Ibsen.…

Danish nursing students to take internships at Cebu provincial hospitals

The Provincial Board of Cebu authorized on 10 February 2020 an international internship program between Denmark and the Philippines. The program details that government-run hospitals in the province of Cebu will be hosting an internship program in which nursing students from Danish universities can join. The internship program will be facilitated by Bylling Foundation, a…