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Lack of hands for Finnish berry picking after Thai trafficking case

berries, blueberries

While raspberries, cranberries and blueberries ripen in Finland, the firms can’t keep up, after Thailand decreased the number of berry picking visas. Where 3,500 Thai were granted a seasonal visa for Finland in 2017, that number decreased to 2,500 in 2018. Merely 2,400 have been allowed to go to the Northern country to pick berries…

Concern about China’s presence in the Arctic

A melting glacier in the Arctic.

As global warming is upon us and the ice is melting in both the north and south, water areas in the Arctic which were previously inaccessible are now free to explore. An opportunity China is utilising according to the American news media CNBC. Meanwhile, the Northatlantic defence alliance, NATO, isn’t too keen on the recent…

Thai tourism to focus on Nordic visitors

Thai Tourism to focus on Nordic visitors

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has set up a project called “Bringing New Shades of Thailand to Nordic Travellers” which is targeting tourists from the Nordic countries, writes The Nation. TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn and director of the TAT office in Stockholm Eurblarp Sriphiromya are piloting the project covering the four countries, namely Sweden,…

Finland struggles to attract Chinese students

less chinese students in finland

Chinese students looking to Finland for education has declined by 24 percent since 2011. Meanwhile, the share of Asians of all foreign students has risen by 30 percent during the same period the Chinese news site Xinhuanet writes. This is an issue for Finland, as the country hopes to find potential immigrants among foreign students.…

First Finnish pre-school franchise in Vietnam

Kipinä, the fastest growing international preschool brand featuring an “Enhanced Finland” curriculum will join forces with ILA Vietnam to launch 10 new Kipinä preschools throughout Vietnam in the the next 3 years. ILA Vietnam is one of the leading providers of 21st century English Language programs in Vietnam, with over 43 centres across Vietnam employing more than…

Creative education from Finland in Bangkok

Finnish Arkki School of Architecture for Children and Youth has expanded to Thailand, where it on 27 July 2019 celebrated the grand opening of Arkki Thailand in the centre of Bangkok. The ceremony was opened by Finnish ambassador Satu Suikkari-Kleven, and followed by panel discussions on Finnish education and the importance of creative education. Arkki…

Neste starts building huge expansion in Singapore

Finnish energy giant Neste laid the foundation stone for the expantion of its existing facility in Tuas on July 31, 2019. The ceremony officially marks the start of the 1.4 billion-euro expansion of Neste’s renewable products production line in Singapore. The extension will increase Neste’s total renewable product capacity in the city-state by 1.3 million…