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Maersk Tankers introduces new parental leave worldwide

The Danish company Maersk Tankers introduces a new parental leave policy that improves benefits for parents worldwide, on 14th January 2020. According to an official statement, the new parental leave policy gives new fathers four weeks OF paid paternity leave, which is offered to onshore employees across all locations. This means Maersk Tankers is increasing…

H&M News: Monki brand to open stores in Manila

This summer, Swedish fashion brand Monki will enter the Philippine fashion scene with its creative collections, strong brand values and inspiring store concept described as “Scandi-cool-meets-Asian-street-style.” ”Monki’s mission is to empower young women everywhere and help them feel good about themselves. We can’t wait to get to know a new market and welcome new customers to…

Philippines volcano eruption: Airports suspend flight operations

Taal Volcano in Batangas province south of Manila that draws tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam on 12th January 2020. The eruption prompted the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and forced Manila’s international airport to shut down. Taal locates 66 kilometers south…

Photo exhibition for Sweden Alumni Network Vietnam

The Sweden Alumni Network Vietnam organized a photo exhibition to share  their memorable moments in Sweden “The Sweden Memory Photo Exhibition – Vietnam”  on 12th January 2020. The event was held at the Ambassador of Sweden residence, Ambassador Ann Mawe was one of the honorary guests. The main activities included mini talkshow, trivia and giving…

Norwegian biologist received honorary award from China

China granted its 2019 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award on 10th January 2020, Norway won for the first time ever while Finland got scientific honour for another year. This award recognizes the key roles foreign scientists have played in China’s scientific development, as well as China’s growing effort to diversify its scientific partners in…

Denmark and Norway suggested alternative sources to battle electricity shortage in Vietnam

Vietnam will have to import 12 million tons of coal in 2020 to avoid electricity shortage due to increasing demand in electricity and rapidly growing economy. This situation was predicted by Denmark’s energy industry reflected from data of energy report in November 2019. Norway also suggested alternative clean energy such as liquid natural gas and…

The story of Carsten Dencker Nielsen

Carsten Dencker Nielsen was the last managing director of East Asiatic Company, the Danish trading company that up into the 1980’s was the largest Danish corporation. Before he died in February 2019, he had managed to complete a book about his adventurous life written with the assistance of two authors, Martin Jes Iversen and Camilla…

Danish ambassador and UN representative participated in Vietnam corruption barometer 2019 forum

The Launching of the Vietnam Corruption Barometer (VCB 2019) had more than 120 delegates attended two events, on 7 January in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on 9 January 2020. Honorary guests were Ambassadors of Denmark and Belgium to Vietnam, representatives of Embassies and United Nations organizations, government Inspectorate, Central Committee for Internal Affairs,…