Latest Scandinavian Vietnam News

Swedish Ambassador visited Vietnam’s national children hospital

The Swedish Ambassador Ann Måwe visited Vietnam National Children’s Hospital, formerly known as the Olof Palme hospital or the Swedish hospital on 20th January 2020. Accompanied by veterans in Swedish – Vietnamese medical exchange Dr Mattias Larsson and Dr Nguyen Thi Kim Chuc, as well as a group of Swedish medical students from Karolinska Institutet…

EU committee voted in favour of free trade agreement to Vietnam

The EU Committee on International Trade decided to back the free trade and investment protection agreements between the EU and Vietnam on 21 January 2020. According to Europarl, the official statement said: “The committee gave its consent to the free trade agreement by 29 votes, six votes against and five abstentions and recommends that EP…

Photo exhibition for Sweden Alumni Network Vietnam

The Sweden Alumni Network Vietnam organized a photo exhibition to share  their memorable moments in Sweden “The Sweden Memory Photo Exhibition – Vietnam”  on 12th January 2020. The event was held at the Ambassador of Sweden residence, Ambassador Ann Mawe was one of the honorary guests. The main activities included mini talkshow, trivia and giving…

Denmark and Norway suggested alternative sources to battle electricity shortage in Vietnam

Vietnam will have to import 12 million tons of coal in 2020 to avoid electricity shortage due to increasing demand in electricity and rapidly growing economy. This situation was predicted by Denmark’s energy industry reflected from data of energy report in November 2019. Norway also suggested alternative clean energy such as liquid natural gas and…

Danish ambassador and UN representative participated in Vietnam corruption barometer 2019 forum

The Launching of the Vietnam Corruption Barometer (VCB 2019) had more than 120 delegates attended two events, on 7 January in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on 9 January 2020. Honorary guests were Ambassadors of Denmark and Belgium to Vietnam, representatives of Embassies and United Nations organizations, government Inspectorate, Central Committee for Internal Affairs,…

Danish largest sport store chain sold to Singaporean company

Denmark’s largest sports chain Sportmaster has been sold to a Singaporean company, which coincidentally has the same name, Sportmaster Operations. The Singaporean company operates hundreds of stores in Easterne Europe and Asia, with branch offices in China, Bangladesh and Vietnam. The company has acquired the Danish chain from the Nordic Capital Fund. The deal was…

Vietnamese economist praised Sweden for transparency

A Vietnamese economist praised Sweden for governance transparency. His vision in keeping records of  government officials’ spending will help improve in many areas. Dr. Le Dang Doahn, a former member of the United Nations Development Policy Committee and a respected Vietnamese economist opined in Vnexpress on 2nd January 2019 that said: In many international organizations,…

Swedish ambassador to Vietnam and Tetrapak marketing director invited for a TV talkshow and weekend workshop regarding circular economy

Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Ann Måwe published her statement regarding circular economy on 19th December 2019. In the statement, the ambassador said: What is the circular economy? What does it look like in practice? What does it really mean for businesses, people and society and what are the Swedish experiences in this regard? With…

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…