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Norwegian cuts Thailand bound flights

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By the end of March, users of Norwegian from Denmark and Sweden will no longer have a direct route to Thailand. The airline has announced in a press release that it will cancel the routes from Copenhagen to Bangkok and Krabi as well as from Stockholm to Bangkok. The changes will be effective from 27…

Swedish SEK proposed a commercial loan of over US$1 billion for the construction of Long Thanh airport.

Vietnam is considering Sweden’s loans to build Long Thanh International Airport and develop the air traffic control activities. “Long Thanh International Airport is in need of huge investment capital,” said Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Mr. Vu Dai Thang, at a conference held last week discussing the financial mechanism for Long Thanh airport. “Financial…

Finnish, Swedish and Danish films in Open-Air EU Film Festival 2019

An Open-Air European Union Film Festival 2019 is back for film lovers to watch under the stars. The two week festival (29 November – 15 December 2019) takes place at 8 different locations including Member States Residences granting all to discover 17 European films at no cost. “THE RAGGED LIFE OF JUICE LESKINEN” is a…

Malaysia announced ban on discharge wash water from open-loop scrubber

Malaysia has joined the major bunkering hubs of neighbouring Singapore and UAE’s Fujairah in effecting a ban on discharge of wash water from the open-loop style of exhaust gas cleaning systems, more commonly known as scrubbers A shipping notice – MSN 07/2019 – hosted on the website of Malaysia’s department of maritime affairs, Jabatan Laut…

Swedish embassy in Manila contributed to minimize violence against women

Respeto Naman campaign is a collaboration of the Embassy of Sweden in the Philippines, SPARK! Philippines, the Office of Vice President Leni Robredo, the United Nations, Empower, Terre des Hommes through Girls Advocacy Alliance, and Para sa Saning. Link The campaign officially started on 21st November 2019, and focuses on the issues of rape and…

Preparing new Nordic expats-to-be

Seasoned employers know that being properly prepared is key for a successful posting in Asia, while minimizing the risks – and they prepare their employees accordingly. Nordic employers mostly prepare their assignees well for their posting in Asia to achieve a successful foreign assignment. While learning the cultural do’s and the don’ts may be critical…

Vietnam and Sweden marked 50 years of diplomatic relationship

Ambassador Ann Måwe participated on 23rd November 2019 in the conference in Hanoi: “The role of Vietnam-Sweden public diplomacy over the past 50 years”. Speaking at the conference, Deputy Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Vietnam-Sweden Friendship Association, Mr. Nguyen Khanh Ngoc said: “Sweden was one of the first countries to establish bilateral ties…

Swedish screen writer participated at Memory! 7th edition Film Festival in Myanmar

Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten, a Swedish screenwriter from the Torino Film Lab was one of the international jury for The 4th film script competition at the seventh memory film festival (MSF), Myanmar. The competition aimed to encourage Myanmar’s filmmakers. Six finalists were selected for a week-long education and competition session in Yangon, including directors,…

The Swedish institute management programme in China celebrated 10th years anniversary

The Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) held an event at the Swedish Embassy in China, celebrating its 10th anniversary on 12th November 2019. “Sino-Swedish CSR cooperation exists since our first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the area that was signed in 2007. The CSR Center at this embassy will celebrate its 10 years’ anniversary next…