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Sweden and Indonesia to cooperate in developing sustainable bioenergy

The Policy Analysis and Development Department of the Indonesian Foreign Ministry, the Indonesian Embassy in Stockholm and Sweden hosted together an event in Jakarta in March to discuss and increase the understanding of bio-energy research in Indonesia and the ongoing transition to modern bioenergy – and discuss possible implementation to develop sustainable bioenergy. “Indonesia’s diplomacy…

No fun – just business – at Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce AGM

There will be no cocktails, dinner or entertainment at the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (TSCC) Annual General Meeting on 19 March 2020. So after the general meeting, just go home. The board of the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce states in the latest newsletter, that they are exploring the possibility and opportunities sometime in the future…

Denmark and Sweden: Very different Covid reactions

Denmark and Sweden are neighbors but have taken very different measures to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus. While the Danish Government has implemented a lock-down of the country by turning away people at the borders that have no essential need to enter Denmark, closed schools and public offices and urged private companies to…

President Duterte announced lock down regulations regarding Covid-19

The Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced the latest regulations regarding Covid-19 at a press conference in Manila on 13 March 2020. “Land domestic air and domestic sea travel to and from Metro Manila shall be suspended beginning of 15 March and ended 14 April 2020 – Announced by President Duterte on 13 March 2020.” This…

Thailand is MOST PREPARED to tackle a Global Pandemic

Thailand is among the countries most prepared to tackle a global pandemic according to Global Health Security Index (GHS). Global Health Security Index (GHS) describes Thailand as “an Exemplar” and an “international leader in health security.” Thailand is ranked sixth in the world, above Sweden, Denmark, and Finland, and it comes out top in Asia,…

Sweden and Cambodia to cooperate in education of human rights

The Embassy of Sweden in Cambodia signed an agreement with Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law 12 March 2020. The agreement aims to strengthen human rights education at the kingdom of Cambodia’s educational institutions, reports the Cambodian newspaper Khmer Times. The agreement will last from 2020 to 2022 with Sweden pledging…

Thai government announced new travel policy regarding COVID19

Thai government announced the latest policies regarding the Coronavirus – Covid 19 situation in Thailand, at the government house, on 12 March 2020. An hour long press conference gave insight of domestic care and how to handle travelers to Thailand. Doctor Rungrueng Kitpati, consultant and representative of Ministry of Public Health said: “As the virus…

Travelling to and from Scandinavia during corona-chaos: what to expect and do

Check later news here: https://scandasia.com/all-travellers-to-thailand-must-have-visa-obtained-in-advance-health-certificate-and-additional-insurance/ Travelers who come to Scandinavia won’t be met with screenings and temperature-checks in the airport, according to the National Health Agencies of Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. It could however still come The Danish government is looking into the option to implement forced health-checks upon arrival in Denmark, forced isolation…

Coronavirus: Scandinavians in Asia urged to “be cautious”

The Danish, Swedish and Norwegian official travel advice to their citizens is to “be cautious” when travelling to countries in Asia in order not to get infected by the corona virus COVID-19. All three countries advises strongly against travelling to China. Only Norway suggests avoid travelling also to other areas where there is a prevalent…

Singapore, Denmark, Sweden and Finland in top 10 of the worlds most innovative countries in 2020

A recent report of a study made by Bloomberg shows the most innovative countries in the world based on criteria within research and development spending, manufacturing capability and the countries’ concentration of high-tech companies. The list of criteria makes up a 100-point ranking system, according to the statistics firm Statista. While Germany and South Korea…