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Swedish ambassador met with Mayor of Cuezon

The Swedish Ambassador to Philippines, H.E. Harald Fries paid a courtesy call to Mayor Joy Belmonte of Quezon City Government on 20th December 2019. The meeting was to discussed common priorities such as environmental sustainability, business development, and human rights as well as potential areas of collaboration like urban mass transportation and women empowerment.  

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…

Phillippines air force considering Swedish Saab Gripen Jas39 to boost national air defence system

The Philippines’ Defense Secretary, Delfin Lorenzana told reporters in the evening of 16th December that the Philippine Air Force (PAF) is evaluating two kinds of multirole fighter (MRF) aircraft, one from Sweden and another from the United States to boost the national air defense system. . The Swedish-made Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a light…

Danish pensioner confessed he bought child sex VDO “to help them financially”

A Danish man charged with ordering livestream videos of the sexual abuse of 346 children in the Philippines has told a court that he did it to help the victims financially. The 70-year-old resident of the Copenhagen suburb of Brondby is on trial for ordering and paying for child sex shows over the course of…

Norway contributes US$ 3mil to reduce ASEAN region plastic waste

The Government of Norway launched the ASEAN-Norway Cooperation Project on Local Capacity Building for Reducing Plastic Pollution in the ASEAN Region (ASEANO) in Jakarta on 9th December 2019. “Norway is proud to launch this project with ASEAN in combating marine litter and micro plastics,” said Ambassador of Norway to ASEAN, Morten Høglund. “Healthy oceans are…

Copenhagen FinTech aims at more continuous presence in Singapore

The largest ever Fintech delegation from Denmark visited Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) in November, comprising a total of 30 companies and 60+ people, exhibiting in the dedicated Danish booth area. At SFF, the world’s largest Fintech event, Denmark’s Ambassador Dorte Bech Vizard cut the ribbon, assisted by Copenhagen Fintech Association’s CEO Thomas Krogh Jensen. Copenhagen…

Norwegian Embassy Hanoi wearing orange to support movement against gender based violence

The Norwegian ambassador to Vietnam, H.E.Grethe Løchen togther with members of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi wore orange colour every Monday during the period of #16days of Activism against Gender Based Violence  from 25 November – 10 December 2019. This is a positive movement to battle against abuse or domestic violence, which the embassy feels…

Ambassador of Denmark received by President Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte received the credentials of Her Excellency Grete Sillasen, Resident Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of Denmark to the Philippines, in a ceremony held at the Reception Hall of Malacañan Palace on 5th December 2019. According to the Presidential Broadcast Staff, Radio Television Malacañang, President Duterte welcomed the Ambassador with the words: “Your…

Finnish Konecranes bought remaining 50% stake in MHE-Demag South East Asia

Finnish industrial crane maker Konecranes has agreed to buy the outstanding 50% stake in its MHE-Demag joint venture in Southeast Asia from partner Jebsen & Jessen for 147 million euros on 5th December 2019. MHE-Demag, which has 1,800 employees, operates in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. According to Reuters, Konecranes…

Denmark, Sweden partners in film festival in Manila to support UNPD sustainability goals

Embassy of Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Austrian and German in Manila collaborated together with the support of the UNDP Philippines, Film Development Council of Philippines  for the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Documentary Film Fest,In commemoration of the International Human Rights Day on 10th December,  offering free screening to public from 6-8 December 2019. The first of…