Category: International relations

Swedish University Professor with delegation visited Jakarta

The first delegation to visit the Swedish Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, was lead by the President of Lund University Professor Per Eriksson on 14-16 January, the Embassy told on their Facebook-page. The Ambassador Ewa Polano was proud to tell that during these past few years there has been an increased exchange in Swedish-Indonesian economic relations…

Sweden needs foreign students to stay competitive

With a sharp drop in number of non-EU students coming to Sweden since tuition fees were introduced, industry and university heads argue that the only way Sweden can compete internationally is to offer scholarships to entice more foreign talents. Read more: The Local Sweden

Crown Princess Mary visits Myanmar together with Ambassador and Minister

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visited Myanmar on January 10-12 together with Minister for Development Cooperation Rasmus Helveg Petersen and Ambassador Mikael Hemniti Winther, told Embassy of Denmark in Bangkok. During the first day the Crown Princess took the lead in a talk on subjects like birth control and family planning with young Burmese mothers,…

Denmark sends Defense Attaché to China

Danish Defense Minister Nicolai Wammen wants a closer connection between Denmark and China in defense affairs. During a visit this week the Danish Minister together with the experiences Danish brigadier general Carsten Rasmussen, who will be the first ever to work as defense attaché at the Danish Embassy in China, will start the cooperationwith China, reported Danish…

Norway distributes rice seedlings to Philippine Farmers

Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende distributes rice seedlings to 1914 typhoon affected farmers on January 8, in three districts in Basey, Samar in the Philippines, the Philippine Information Agency reported.  After two months, on the same date after the devastation brought by typhoon Yolanda, the Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende brings new hope for the…

Denmark, Vietnam in art, cultural exchange

Ambassador John Nielsen, who is also Chairman of the Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF), on 9 January 2014 hosted an introductory workshop in HCMC on CDEF. CDEF provides support to contemporary artists and cultural performances in Vietnam and to cultural exchange activities between Denmark and Vietnam. “Culture and art is a vital part of…

Norway to abandon Myanmar peace initiative

A controversial Burmese peace initiative backed by the Norwegian government is likely to end in the coming months, less than two years after it was launched, a spokesperson has confirmed, although he insisted that it had been a “success”. The Myanmar Peace Support Initiative (MPSI), a multi-million dollar scheme supporting humanitarian and peace efforts in…

Sweden’s Karolinska, Zhongguancun in cooperation pact

Professor Ola Winqvist and other delegates of Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet (or Karolinska Institute in English) recently visited Zhongguancun Demonstration Center and signed a strategic cooperation agreement on technical exchanges with the International Technology Transfer Center of China, the Zhongguancun Core Biological Engineering and the New Medicine Industry Alliance. Source: China Daily  

Finnish cleantech featured on Chinese national TV

Visibility for Finnish cleantech in Chinese national TV? Yes, please! Chinese broadcasting giant CBN’s made a program series about Finland that featured Finnish cleantech expertise as a key theme. Our very own Kaisa Hernberg and Vacon’s Sebastian Linko were interviewed in the program, with Oilon featuring as well. Source: Embassy of Finland in China Watch…