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Norway hailed as peace facilitator by Philippines

“We, both the rebels and the government, cannot walk away from the negotiating table because Norway has consistently been there.” The words comes from the Philippines’ Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Jesus G. Dureza who applauded Norway for acting as a facilitator between the government and the rebels. “There is an umbilical…

Responsible Business Conduct expert Gunelie Winum

All businesses, including SMEs, are obliged to follow in particular the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Companies, when it comes to human rights and corporate social responsibility, or responsible business conduct. Gunelie Winum is Senior Advisor at the Norwegian company Responsible Business Advisors (RBA). She has 15 years of experience within corporate social responsibility (CSR), including…

Happy Norwegian Constitutional Day!

Today marks the annual Norwegian Consitutional Day – the day marking Norway’s independence from Denmark after the Napoleon Wars in 1814. So all around the world, Norwegian expats, tourists or simply people fleeing the cold winters and high prices on alcohol are gathering in blue and red to celebrate their independence. Every Norwegian embassy and…

Norwegian salmon firm to build plant in China

The Norwegian salmon producer Marine Harvest has announced plans to open a new plant in China this year. The company already has six plants spread across Asia, but as the relationship between Norway and China bettered, the market has once again opened for Norwegian export of salmons. According to the media Just-Food, the plant will…

ScandAsia premiered new destination theme

In February ScandAsia launched its new destination theme format, with comprehensive coverage about the Malaysian state of Penang as the first destination to be featured. This new theme concept portrays, and showcases a destination – be it a state or a region – both from a business and lifestyle angle. ScandAsia digs deeper and finds…

Norwegians presented breakthroughs at dtac’s AI, machine learning seminar

When Telenor’s Thai mobile operator dtac arranged a talk (arranged on 21 March) around the data science breakthroughs with artificial intelligence and machine learning, two prominent speakers represented Norway. Andrew Kvalseth, dtac’s newly appointed Chief Marketing Officer, and Telenor’s Senior Research Scientist Kenth Engø-Monsen shared their insights as part of this ‘dtac loop: The Shapes…

Chokladbollens Dag – a story on true passion for Swedish chocolate balls

Today is a very special day for Swedes or really just every chocolate loving person out there. In Sweden, they have dedicated May 11th to chocolate balls – “Chokladbollens Dag”. For one especially chocolate craving person, Alaine Handa, the search of making the best chokladbollar has almost become an obsession during the last five years.…

Norwegian arrested on child porn charges in Thailand

A Norwegian citizen has been arrested by Thai police, charged with possession of child pornography. On Thursday the 3rd of May, Thai police and soldiers raided the Norwegians house and confiscated a notebook containing child pornography. The arrest happened after the Nordic Police and Customs Coorporation notified Thai police of a Norwegian citizen in Thailand,…

Scandinavian embassies call to release of jailed Burmese journalists

The two jailed Burmese journalists still causes uproar in the international society, including embassies based in Myanmar. And on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, the embassies and section offices were seldom quiet on the current imprisonment – not only of the two journalists, but also of the police officer defending them. The…