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Nordic report warns of threats from China, Russia

A new report warns the Nordic countries of threats and challenges to the multilateral, rules-based world order coming from climate change, cyber attacks and geopolitical developments. The report is written by Mr. Björn Bjarnason of Iceland and deals with how to further develop Nordic cooperation on foreign and security policy, On 6 July 2020 it…

EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement will enter into force on 1 August 2020

Vietnam’s Council of Ministers has approved the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements. The agreement is set to bring unprecedented benefits for European and Vietnamese companies, consumers and workers, while promoting respect for labour rights, environmental protection and the fight against climate change under the Paris Agreement. The trade agreement will eliminate nearly all customs duties…

Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce congratulates hotel member on reopening

Thailand has recently lifted restrictions for various business after a full month of no new case of Covid-19 spreading domestically. Although activity such as clubbing and concerts with mass gathering is still prohibited, other services such as restaurants, bars and hotels are resumed back to operations. The Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce published a statement to…

Danish tanker company chose Norwegian maintenance system

The  Danish tanker company TORM announced in an official statement on 30 June 2020, that they have chosen the Norwegian company DNV GL maintenance system to digitalise surveys and improve performance. DNV GL’s Machinery Maintenance Connect (MMC) enables maintenance data from SERTICA to be presented in a digital dashboard, rather than requiring surveyors to travel…

Thailand opens its air borders to certain groups of foreigners

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand(CAAT) published another air border restriction announcement due to Covid-19 pandemic on 29 June 2020. The majority details remain the same as the first temporary ban on international flights announced on 3 April 2020, but some foreigners are now excempted from the ban: Foreigners with a Thai spouse or Thai…

Asia dominates top 100 list of best universities worldwide

Universities in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Taiwan take several top spots in the newly published list of the best universities in the world. Only two Scandinavian universities made it into the top 100. The list is made and published by the site Top Universities. The top two universities are both in the same…

Norwegian medical company enters Singapore collaboration to fight virally induced cancer

Zelluna Immunotherapy, a Norwegian company pioneering allogeneic TCR based Natural Killer (TCR-NK) cells for the treatment of cancer, announced a research collaboration agreement with Lion TCR (Singapore) on 24 June 2020. According to their official statement, the collaboration will focus on the development of TCR-NK products for the treatment of virally induced cancers. Anders Holm,…

Cambodian immigration request all foreigners to register their residency before 1 July 2020

The Norwegian embassy in Bangkok published an important notice from The Cambodian Immigration’s latest policy on 16 June 2020. The statement said: “Cambodian authorities require foreign citizens to register their information and residencies in Foreigners Present in Cambodia System (FPCS) application by 1 July 2020. Foreign citizens who have not registered by this date can…

Cambodia reopens to tourism – if you pay 3000 USD in deposit for Covid-19 treatment

Travel industry has been on hold during the pandemic breakout, although a few countries have reopened for tourism. For South East Asia, Cambodia has opened up to tourism again on 11 June 2020 with additional US$ 3000 deposit policy upon arrival for travelers. According to Timeout, along with a statement from the Finnish embassy in…

Disease experts: Salmon are not transmitters of Coronavirus

Since the latest Coronavirus breakout in Beijing in the past week, everyone was quick to blame imported Salmon. Although scientific evidence came out a couple of days after admitting that food products are not an intermediate transmitter of this disease. H.E. Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen, Norway’s Minister of Fisheries and Seafood published the Norwegian’s government press…