Category: News

IKEA offers virtual room decoration with Livespace in Singapore

At IKEA’s latest planning studio in Singapore, customers can scan a QR code in any room using their smartphone or the iPads’ provided and design the room as they wish. Customers can change out furniture, fittings and decorate the room opting from an exhaustive catalog of IKEA products where the cost of the products automatically…

Norskskolen i Singapore is looking for native speaking teachers

On 25 January 2021, the Norwegian school in Singapore announced that they are looking for teachers. The statement reads: Are you a gentle, playful and caring person with a heart for children. We are looking for someone who can teach Norwegian two hours a week. There is no requirement for formal educational competence and it…

Norway’s peace initiative in Myanmar broken down

The ethnic peace process in Myanmar, which the Norwegian government initiated in 2012 between the Karen nationals and the Myanmar army “Tatmadaw” has definitively broken down. According to Frontier Myanmar, the “Tatmadaw” has resumed killing civilians, destroying villages, and displacing people from their homes, despite early promises of peace. The Norwegian government played a key…

The expensive and long process of settling down in Denmark with a non-EU national spouse

Falling in love with a non-EU citizen comes with a very high price tag for Danes wanting to settle down with their spouses or partners in Denmark. Family reunification in Denmark cost well over DKK 100.000 and critics say that it can put the relationship under strain and be a very long and unsmooth affair.…

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has been Covid-19 vaccinated

On 20 January 2021 Sweden.se released a statement regarding Covid-19 vaccines that said: “Just like many other countries around the world, Sweden has started vaccinating people against Covid-19. Sweden’s HM King Carl XVI Gustaf got his jab the other day.” “At present, the Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna have been approved in Sweden. Vaccination…

Slush enterpreneur’s global community find ways to stay connected during Covid-19 era

We are in 2021 and the world is still facing a global pandemic of Covid-19. Slush, a Helsinki-based global entrepreneurship organisation, young companies and community, braving the new world by continue to find innovative ways to work together during the Covid-19 era. Continue with the full story here

Sweden continues to support Cambodia with ‘School of Governance (SoG) Project’

  Sweden continues to support enhancement of public services in Cambodia, together with their partner Transparency International Cambodia (TIC), the Embassy announced on 21 January 2021. “Today, a ceremony to mark the signing of the extension of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and Transparency International Cambodia (TI Cambodia) was…

Sweden allocated extra USD 12 million to democracy and human rights in Asia and the Pacific Region

The global trend of democratic backsliding, as well as lack of respect for human rights and the rule of law, are risks being exacerbated by the pandemic says Sweden. “We have seen several worrying signs of this – not least in Asia and the Pacific Region. The Government has therefore decided to allocate approximately USD…

Swedish Trelleborg provides cable protection for Chinese Offshore Wind Farm

Swedish Trelleborg, a global engineering group focused on polymer technology, will under a contract awarded by Torgy LNG, provide 190 integrated cable protection systems for Jiangsu Qidong offshore wind project in China. The 190 NjordGuard cable protection systems will be produced across Trelleborg’s manufacturing facilities in Singapore and England starting immediately and expected to be…

China welcomes expansion of two-way trade and investment with Denmark

Wang Yi, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister said during a phone conversation with Jeppe Kofod, Danish Foreign Minister, that China welcomes the expansion of two-way trade and investment with Denmark. According to Wang Yi, Denmark and China’s bilateral ties have maintained good momentum for development since the establishment of the countries’ diplomatic relationship 70…