Latest Scandinavian Norway News

Tourists from Scandinavia are evolving as great tourism markets for Vietnam

Vietnam has experienced a boom in tourism at one of the fastest rates in the world with a staggering number of 18 million visitors according to the 2019 Tourism Highlight report released by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Out of the 18 million individuals that travelled to the South East Asian country, Vietnam greeted…

The Norwegian ambassador in Hanoi proposes wind energy as Vietnam’s new energy source

The Norwegian ambassador in Hanoi Grete Lochen was present at the Vietnam Onshore Offshore Wind Summit 2020 in Hanoi to deliver the opening speech. A recurring theme in the ambassador’s speech was ‘collaboration and sustainability in the act of going green’, referring to Vietnam’s new ‘Green Growth Strategy’ that promotes the process of improving the…

The Scandinavian Foreign Ministries advises against travelling to China

Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland have recently tightened their respective national travel-guidelines to China. “We will discourage all unnecessary travel to China”, informs the Civil service of the Danish Foreign Ministry in a press-statement released at 9PM, Monday February 3, 2020. Similar statements have been released by Norway, Sweden and Finland since January 26, 2020…

Finland says rail link to China important to Nordic cooperation

The Finnish Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Ville Skinnari, has stressed the importance for Nordic cooperation of the rail link between Finland and China. The minister said according to the Finnish national media, Yle. that the Norwegian and Swedish industries are interested in cooperating in logistics with Finland. “This cooperation has now been…

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…

Amazing 100 Year Anniversary of Scandinavian Society Siam: What are you waiting for?

Scandinavian Society Siam invites all Nordic people and people related to the Nordic countries to join the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Society on Thursday 5th of March 2020 in Bangkok. The great party will take place in the Glass House in Nai Lert Park Heritage Home in the middle of Bangkok, surrounded…

Myanmar waste management start up brings positive change

RecyGlo, a waste-management and data analytics startup based in Yangon, Myanmar is planing to expands further into other ASIAN countries. RecyGlo has been part of several accelerator programmes, such as Accelerating Asia in Singapore and Katapult Ocean Accelerator Program in Norway. In February 2019. The startup is currently raising a US$350,000 bridge funding and expects…

EU committee voted in favour of free trade agreement to Vietnam

The EU Committee on International Trade decided to back the free trade and investment protection agreements between the EU and Vietnam on 21 January 2020. According to Europarl, the official statement said: “The committee gave its consent to the free trade agreement by 29 votes, six votes against and five abstentions and recommends that EP…

Honorary Consulate of Norway opened in Sabah

Norway has officially opened a Honorary Consulate in Sabah to strengthen bilateral relationship between Norwegians and Sabahans on 20 January 2020. Other honourary guests attended the opening ceremony were Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia, Gunn Jorid Roset, Ambassador of Denmark to Malaysia, Jesper Vahr, Foreign Affairs Ministry, Sabah Regional Office Director, Anwar Udzir. Other nations…