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Nordic Indonesian embassies visited Papua

In March 2018 the embassies of Sweden, Finland and Denmark visited the easternmost province of Indonesia: Papua. The visit was a part of the embassies’ on-going efforts to visit various regions of Indonesia to deepen the understanding of and knowledge about Indonesia. A visit to Papua is of interest as the current administration has placed…

Scandinavian films to screen at European Union Film Festival, Singapore

On May 10th to May 20th the 28th edition of the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) will show contemporary cinema from 24 European countries. And among those 24 countries, every Scandinavian country is represented, with movies ranking from brutal war thrillers to romantic dramas about violin players with broken fingers (and broken hearts). From Denmark,…

Network event with NordCham Vietnam

Nearly 30 members showed up for the NordCham Vietnam networking event held on April 11th. Sponsor of the event, the Swedish software company Niteco, opened the night and afterwards Chairman Sore Roed Pedersen gave updates on Nordcham activities, EuroCham Whitebook launch, Greenbook update and EuroCham AGM, especially on the impressive presence of 3 Nordcham members…

Norwegian Constitution Day in Manila

For Norwegians abroad, most countries in the region offers a chance to celebrate the Norwegian Constitution Day on May 17th. And the Philippines are no exception. On a slightly of celebration, the Philippines-Norway Business Council invites to the traditional celebrations with Norwegian food, services, the traditional parade and a chance to meet fellow Norwegians in…

Sjømannskirken Singapore invites to a tour through the old country

Singapore has undergone unimaginable changes over the past couple of decades and probably faster than most countries in the world. Therefore it can be hard to fathom what Singapore was like before the country rocketed into modern age. But there’s a certain area of Singapore where it’s as if time stood still. Where you can…

Finland outsources Visa processing in Hong Kong

History of consular affairs was made in Hong Kong on 10 April, as Finland was the first Schengen-area country to outsource the visa application reception to a VFS-operated centre. The opening ceremony was attended by media and travel business as well as representatives from other consulates-general. Growing demand was the reason behind the outsourcing decision.…