Category: General news

Agreement between EU and the Pacific region to promote sound ocean governance

An agreement to promote sustainable management and sound ocean governance in the Pacific Region was signed on 5 September. A landmark agreement has been signed between the European Union (EU) and The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Pacific-Community-SPC, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and The University of the South…

Danish Companies signs partnership with food, agriculture group in Vietnam

On 5 September the Embassy of Denmark in Hanoi hosted the signing of a strategic partnership agreement between six Danish companies and Tan Long Group to formalize their agreements to adopt advanced Danish technologies on the Vietnamese company’s product lines. Being one of Vietnam’s leading traders in food and agricultural commodities, Tan Long Group is…

New Norwegian Ambassador in Vietnam

  The Norwegian embassy in Hanoi welcomes 62 year old Grethe Løchen as new Ambassador to Vietnam. Grethe Løchen is cand.philol. and has been employed in the Foreign Service since 2002. She served as Minister of the Embassy in Kabul 2010-2012, Ambassador to Sri Lankan 2012-2015 and Senior Adviser in the Foreign Ministry from 2015…

Taiwan students in Norway planning to sue Norwegian government

Taiwan students in Norway are planning to sue the Norwegian government after the nationality on their residency permits has been changed from Taiwan to China. A groups of Taiwan law students living in Norway will fill a lawsuit against the Norwegian government after their nationality has been changed from Taiwan to China in their residency…

Danish Ministers: Reuters reporters should be released

The Danish Foreign Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation react after two Reuters journalists have been sentenced to imprisonment in Myanmar. Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen and Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs express critism after Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment in Myanmar. “They…

Pojanath Bhatanacharoen is the new TSCC Executive Director

On September 3, 2018, the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce welcomed Dr Pojanath Bhatanacharoen, as its new Executive Director, taking over after Katarina Ekelund who has left the position after little over a year. Dr Pojanath is Bangkokian by birth but grew up in Gothenburg, Sweden. She moved to England to pursue her studies and received…

European Union: Reuters reporters sentence undermines media freedom

A Statement by the Spokesperson of the European Union and EU Member States on 3 September 2018 says: “Today’s court decision to sentence Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo to 7 years of imprisonment undermines the freedom of the media, the public’s right to information and the development of the rule of law…

President Pia Ridström introduces: SWEA Kuala Lumpur

SWEA International Inc. may sound like a multinational until you know the meaning of the acronym: Swedish Women’s Educational Association International. ScandAsia meets with the President for Swea in Kuala Lumpur, Pia Ridström, to get better insights into how this particular local entity works and what their activities there are. Swea is the typical social…