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EU to train non-EU countries how to introduce “novel foods” in EU

The European commission has developed a comprehensive set of laws that govern the authorization of Novel Foods. Novel Foods are defined as those which have not been consumed to any significant extent within Europe prior to May 15th 1997, the date of the first Novel Food legislation (Regulation (EC) No 258/97).   The European Commission’s Directorate…

Swedish authorities to assist ASEAN within auditing

The audit authority of the Kingdom of Sweden has agreed to collaborate with several corresponding authorities from ten Southeast Asian countries through the organization ASEANSAI, reports the Swedish audit authority in a press release. The agreement entails that the Swedish authority contributes to the collaboration with its excellent skills and resources while the authority will…

Sweden-Southeastasia Summit Cancelled

Team Sweden in South East Asia has decided to cancel the “Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit” scheduled to be held in Singapore on February 13-14, 2020. The reason is the corona virus outbreak which the Singaporean health authorities have upgraded to Code Orange. That is the second highest alert level (explained here: https://www.moh.gov.sg/diseases-updates/being-prepared-for-a-pandemic ) “In consultation with…

South east asian airlines announce new policies on Corona virus

Various airlines around the world are shifting their change and cancellation policy during the epidemic situation of Coronavirus. Beijing and Shanghai are among the most affected cities, and some airlines have cut service to Hong Kong, a semi autonomous region of the country. Macau has remained largely unaffected. To name a few of airlines in…

New rules for Schengen Visa now active

New EU rules on short-stay visas to the EU – Schengen area came into effect the 2 February 2020. The intention is to make it easier for legitimate travellers to apply for a visa to come to Europe, facilitating tourism, trade and business. At the same time, it will free up resources to be used…

Indonesia to buy Danish ships to strengthen coastal guard patrol

Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto will purchase more warships built in Denmark, possible similar to the Iver Huitfeldt size frigates, which Indonesia bought from Denmark last year. The warships will reportedly be used to guard Indonesia’s outermost waters, including around the Natuna Islands, Indonesian Goverment announced on 17 January 2020. The Natuna sea is currently the…

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…

Finnish government offers online course in Artificial Intelligence: Free worldwide!

In 2018, Finland launched a free online crash course in artificial intelligence (AI) with the aim of educating its own citizens about this new technology. Finland now offers the six week program for anyone worldwide interested in learning more about AI. It is in English and German today, – and of course in Finnish and…

Sweden’s State Secretary praised Indonesian Foreign Minister for promoting womens role in global peace and security

State Secretary to Prime Minister of Sweden, Karin Wallensteen commended Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi for aggressively promoting women’s role in maintaining global peace and security. Wallensteen made the remarks at a meeting with Marsudi on the sidelines of the 14th Asia-Europe Ministerial(ASEM) Meeting held in Madrid, Spain, on 16th December 2019. Both nations were…