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Norway opens borders for most European countries on 15 July 2020

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on 10 July 2020 their borders are going to reopening to certain countries from 15 July 2020. As well as additional advice that traveling should be well thought out as Covid-19 situation is still unpredictable globally. The statement said: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is introducing new exceptions…

Greta Thunberg support Filipino campaign against the new Anti-Terror law

The prominent Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has joined the Filipino opposition against the new Anti-Terror Bill (ATB) in the Philippines. The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duerte, signed on 3 July 2020 the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. The new law had already met much criticism from law- and civic groups and activists due to…

Sweden and EU ambassadors showed support to the Philippines Red Cross

The Embassy of Sweden updated on the latest contribution of support to the Philippines’s Red Cross’s blood bank on 8 July 2020. EU ambassadors and diplomats, including Ambassador of Sweden Harald Fries, joined forces to show support and donated blood at the Philippines Red Cross, in an effort to address the scarcity created by the…

Singapore, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland amongst most powerful passports

A new ranking by the Henley Passport Index shows that Singapore and the Scandinavian countries have some of the most powerful passports in the world. The Henley Passport Index releases an annual ranking of the most powerful passports in the world, based on how many destinations the holder can enter without a visa. Citizens with…

Vietnames daily news showing appreciations on Swedish’s photography work

Kienthuc, a Vietnamese daily news published a work of Swedish photographer Karl W. Gullers showing life in Sweden back in the 40’s. For anyone wondering what Sweden looked like in the 40s to 50s? some black and white pictures taken by Karl W. Gullers will bring you back into moments of living in that era.…

Sweden extend temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden until 31 August 2020

The embassy of Sweden in Phnom penh published an official announcement from the The Government of Sweden on 2 July 2020, that entering the EU via Sweden is not permit until 31 August 2020. The statement said: “To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the outbreak, a temporary ban on entry…

Nordic countries are leading in business digitalisation in 2019

The European Commission published an overall report of their member countries regarding performance in digitalisation update on 11 June 2020. The Digital Economy and Society Index 2020 (DESI) reports that Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands scored the highest ratings from 2019. According to the report Denmark especially stands out when it comes to connectivity,…

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…

Finnish, Swedish Ambassadors to Thailand met with His Majesty Mahavajiralongkorn, Her Majesty The Queen before leaving

The King of Thailand, His Majesty Mahavajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun and the Queen, Her Majesty Suthida Patcharasuthapimollak gave on 7 July 2020 an audience to all ambassadors who had reached the end of their terms and were leaving their posts to take up their next posting. Attending the private audience at the palace were the Swedish ambassador…

Sweden focuses on Innovation and Sustainability once the EVFTA enters into force 1 August

The Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Ann Måwe published on her latest work regarding EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and Sweden motive for the occasion in an interview with VITV,VTC8 and SCTV8, on 27 June 2020. The statement said: “Happy to answer interview with Hong Diep BTV on EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), exchanging Swedish-Vietnam…