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Watch: Sweden and Finland Ambassadors wish Thais Happy Songkran

Due to the Songkran days approaching this Saturday, April 13 – 15, Staffan Herrström, Swedish Ambassador and Satu Suikkari-Kleven Finnish Ambassadors greet Thais Happy Songkran throung a Youtute video posted by the Ministry of Culture and Embassies in Thailand on April 4, 2019. “Have fun! But remember to be safe,” Staffan Herrström said in Thai.…

First Scandinavian Film Festival in Philippines

Embassies of Denmark, Norway and Sweden in Manila, in collaboration with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and SM Lanang Premiere, organized the first Scandinavian Film Festival in the Philippines. Offering Filipinos a vibe of Scandinavian culture, atmosphere and way of life, the Festival will run separately in two venues: SM Lanang Premier,…

Fight Against Corruption in Thailand by Nordic Chambers

4 Nordic Chambers of Commerce in Thailand co-hosted the seminar on anti-corruption titled “The next Big Thing in the Fight Against Corruption: CAC Certification and the Thai Anti-Corruption Initiative”, on Wednesday, 27th March 2019 at Spaces, Empire Tower Sathorn, Bangkok. The anti-corruption seminar was organized by the 4 Nordic chambers of commerce (TSCC, DTCC, TNCC,…

Nordic Ambassadors on the trip to Lam Dong, Vietnam

Mr. Kim Højlund Christensen, Denmark’s Ambassador, Mr. Kari Kahiluoto, Finland’s Ambassador and Ms. Grete Løchen, Norway’s Ambassador were on a two-day field trip to Lam Dong, Vietnam around 26-27 March 2019 to catch on recent collaborations as well as to seek for future opportunities between Vietnam and Nordic countries. Located in the Central Highlands region…

The first Nordic Innovation Forum in Philippines

Nordcham Philippines teamed up with the Philippines Norway Business Council (PNBC) and 4 Nordic Embassies: Denmark, Finland in Kuala Lumpur, Norway, and Sweden in Malila to launch the first Nordic Innovation Forum on 21 March 2019 at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in Makati City. According to Bo Lundqvist, NordCham Philippines President, the forum…

Nordic TV series to be streamed in China

Elisa, a Finnish telecommunications company, bought a bunch of Nordic crime series from ZDFE, a German Television company, to be streamed on its Subscription video on demand (SVoD) in China. The Nordic series that were picked up included Blue Eyes (Swedish political drama), Welcome to Texas (Finnish drama thriller), Thicker than Water (Swedish family drama)…

New Thai retirement visa rules

Applicants for an extension of a retirement visa to Thailand have to prove that they have sufficient funds to sustain themselves in Thailand. They either need to have a certain deposit in a Thai bank account, or receive a fixed monthly income of a certain amount, or a combination of the aforementioned methods. Effective as…

New boards elected at FBC Singapore and SiSu’s annual meeting

Finnish Business Council (FBC) in Singapore and Singaporen Suomalaiset (SiSu) held their annual general meeting on the 18th of March 2019 where new members of both associations were elected to the board for 2019-2020. According to FBC’s official website, new board members selected were: Chairman ,Mr Janne Lautanala (Wärtsilä) Deputy Chairman, Mr Alpesh Shah (Neste…

ECCP’s Luncheon Meeting with Philippines’ Secretary of Trade

European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) held a Membership Luncheon Meeting on creating an enabling business environment for trade and investments with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Taking place at Dusit Thani, Manila on Thursday, 21 March 2019, the meeting was opened by the key speaker, Ramon M. Lopez, Secretary of Trade and Industry…

EU latest statement on violence in Rakhine State

The Heads of Mission of the European Union Delegation, EU Member States accredited to Myanmar, Canada and Norway released the statement on “the further escalation of violence in Rakhine State” on 14 March 2019. According to the statement, EU mentioned that the armed conflict between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar military Rakhine in southern…