Category: General news

Finnish Ambassador attends exchange student’s orientation in Indonesia

Jari Sinkari, Finnish Ambassador to Indonesia visited an exchange student’s orientation organized by a Finnish company, Asia Exchange at Udayana University, Indonesia on 1 February 2019. At the ceremony, the Ambassador along with Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Wyasa Putra, Deputy Rector for Planning, Cooperation and Information and a batch of 100 students from all around…

Swedish Embassy supports Myanmar’s environmental assessment

Swedish Embassy joined in the alumni seminar “The Swedish-funded International Training Program: Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA)” on Thursday, 7 February 2019 in Yangon, Myanmar. Among the attendees were Johan Hallenborg, Swedish Embassy’s Counselor, Ghin Shoute, Swedish Embassy’s Policy Advisor and Gunilla Ölund Wingqvist, environmental sustainability expert from Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development. According to the presentation…

Finnish Business Council Singapore is seeing stronger influx

Finnish Business Council in Singapore bears witness to that the city state is very much a hub for Southeast Asia, with a strong influx from Finland in recent years, including more start-ups and individuals than previously. FBC’s Mr Janne Lautanala talks to ScandAsia about the development. Finnish Executive Janne Lautanala, who arrived to Singapore four…

Denmark takes pole position as Singapore initiates ‘Infrastructure Asia’

‘Infrastructure Asia’ (IA) is one of the Singapore Government’s most recent and very important initiatives (launched during its presidency of ASEAN in 2018, at the 8th Asia-Singapore Infrastructure Roundtable) – an entity put up to support Asia’s economic and social growth through infrastructure development. Denmark in Singapore has immediately responded to this by engaging and…

Two Huawei employees expelled from Denmark

Two Huawei employees have been expelled from Denmark by Danish authorities after a work permit inspection. According to the police, four of Huawei’s staff failed to comply with laws covering residence and work permits. The two were charged on Thursday, 31 January 2019 with contravening the Immigration Act and Employment Act. Only two are expelled from…

Visit Swedish Fashion exhibition in Manila

The Embassy of Sweden in Manila together with Swedish fashion brands, H&M Philippines, BabyBjorn and Houdini Sportswear, has launched a three-month long fashion exhibition named “Fashion Revolution: The Future of Textiles” in Manila. Just like its name, the theme of “Fashion Revolution: The Future of Textiles” will focus on the past and the future of…

H&M together with Swedish Embassy support ILO in Myanmar

The Embassy of Sweden to Myanmar cooperates with H&M, a well-known Swedish clothing-retail company, to join in the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s event, which took place on 31 January 2019 at Yangon. ILO’s event, “Weaving Gender”, focused on gender equality for both women and men in selected garment factories. The topics discussed during the event were opened…

Swedish Embassy welcomes Head of Borgholm Health center to Singapore

The Embassy of Sweden in Singapore gave a warm welcome to Head of Borgholm Health center, Dr. Åke Åkesson who came to visit Singaporean health organizations around 28-31 January 2019. The visiting programs included meetings with policy makers and health professionals from the National Healthcare Group (NHG), SingHealth, National University of Health System (NUHS) and…

Norway’s seafood council appoints new envoy to SE Asia

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) appoints Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit as a new envoy to represent the country’s seafood interests in Southeast Asia. Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit will replace Jon Erik Steenslid, the current holder of the position at the end of this summer. For the past 10 years, Rortveit has been serving as a member of…