Category: International relations

‘Denmark In Your Eyes’ art contest has officially started (MK)

On 21 January 2021, the Danish Deputy Head of Mission, Mrs Louise Holmsgaard, together with the Vice-chairwoman of the Vietnam – Denmark Friendship Association, Mrs. Cao Minh Truc launched the ‘Denmark in Your Eyes 2021 Contest’. The launching ceremony took place at Nguyen Sieu School in Hanoi with participation of more than 150 students. The…

Finnish Nurminen Logistics opens 3 new train routes between China to Finland

On 22 January 2021, Nurminen Logistics, a Finnish company providing cargo handling and railway transport services announced the opening of three new train routes from China to Europe. The company’s Chinese container train traffic volumes have tripled during 2020 and the new routes will be opened to meet the increased demand. Marjut Linnajärvi, Sales Director…

Denmark considering to support Taiwan’s bid to return to the World Health Organization (WHO)

Denmark’s parliament is considering a resolution to support Taiwan’s bid to return to the World Health Organization (WHO), despite opposition from China, according to Danish media and Taiwan’s representative office. In a Facebook post, Taiwan’s office in Denmark said that six of the ten political parties represented in the Danish parliament are supporting to ask…

Chairman of the People’s Committee of Thua Thien – Hue Province visited Norwegian Embassy to discussed Green Growth

On 19 January 2021 the Norwegian embassy in Hanoi released an update on a recent visit from Hue province’s authorities to discussed green growth’s possibility, as follow: Norwegian Chargé d’affaire a.i. Jan Wilhelm Grythe was very happy to receive the Chairman of the People’s Committee of Thua Thien – Hue Province, Mr Phan Ngoc Tho;…

Ambassador Måwe met with cultural counterparts in HCMC

On 20 January 2021 the Swedish ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Ann Måwe released a memo on a meeting with cultural counterparts in Ho Chi Minh City, as follow: Productive days in HCMC where I introduced the embassy’s new cultural officer Mr Christer Falk to counterparts in the cultural sphere. Meetings with Mr Vo Trong Nam,…

Danish pension fund becomes main investor in new SE Asia-focused Women’s Fund

Paedagogernes Pension (PBU), a Danish pension fund for teaching staff in child institutions, is supporting women’s independence and rights in Asia by becoming the main investor in a newly established fund ‘SEAF Women’s Economic Empowerment Fund (SWEEF). According to PBU’s press release, the pension scheme has invested DKK 100 million in the fund SWEEF, an…

Danish work safety authority in online training session with inspectors in Myanmar

The Danish Working Environment Authority (Arbejdstilsynet) has held an online session with inspectors on machinery safety and noise control at the workplace in Myanmar and how to prevent accidents, according to a statement by the Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar on 19 January 2021. Denmark is a long-term supporter of Myanmar’s labour market reform efforts…

Biking in natural route with the Danish Trade Council in Taipei on 30 January

Danish Trade Council in Taipei invites the Danish community in Taipei to ride a bike in nature surrounding together on 30 January, as follow: COME BIKE WITH US! As the kingdom of cycling, Danish cycles not only for work and study but also for weekends to enjoy nature. We ask for your participation to celebrate…

Swedish Kim Eriksson Sirawan’s appeal: Release or send me back to Thailand

Swedish Kim Eriksson Sirawan has previously tried to have his prison sentence shortened, but lost his appeal in the Supreme Administrative Court. According to Aftonbladet, he is now appealing to the Swedish government again, this time for a pardon to be released as early as 2022 or to be sent back to Thailand. Kim was first…

First Danish pension fund blacklists China

The Danish pension fund AkademikerPension, formerly known as MP Pension, announced in the third quarter of 2020 that the fund would no longer invest in the Chinese state after the country’s human rights abuses in Hong Kong and Xinjiang. AkademikerPension is the first Danish pension fund to blacklist China. AkademikerPension has 140,000 members.  Jens Munch…