Category: General news

New Visa-centre for Sweden, Denmark and Norway inaugurated

Monday the 7 January was the inauguration for the new location at Alma Link building of the VFS visa application centre in Bangkok issuing visas for Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Present at the inauguration was Danish chargé d’affaires Mads Beyer, Norwegian Ambassador Katja Christina Nordgaard and Swedish Ambassador Klas Molin. The issuing of visas to…

Danish national killed in La Union road accident, the Philippines

A Danish national was killed in a hit-and-run accident last Saturday in La Union, police said Monday. Police Officer Eric Boac identified the victim as Helge Jensen, 50, who was struck by an unknown type of vehicle bearing license plate TBV 571, according to Philippine Daily Inquirer. Jensen was hit while he was crossing the…

3 Nordic films nominated for the Oscars

Three Nordic films have made nominated for the prestigious 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood. Vying for Best Foreign Language Film are the Danish historical drama A Royal Affair and Norwegian epic Kon-Tiki, both supported by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, while Searching for Sugar Man is the first Swedish candidate ever running for Best Documentary.…

Sweden is after two Brits for Chinese garlic smuggling

Swedish Prosecutors say they have issued international arrest warrants for two Britons suspected of smuggling over a ton of Chinese garlic into Sweden. Mr. Thomas Ahlstrand, deputy chief prosecutor at Sweden’s International Public Prosecutions Office, said the men first shipped the garlic to Norway by boat, where it entered the country duty-free since it was…