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Danish WHO researcher: Coronavirus may have originated from bats in Thailand

For a year, we have been told that coronavirus came from Wuhan in China. But now the WHO is questioning the narrative and has instead turned their eyes to Thailand. According to Danish WHO researcher Thea Fischer who has just returned from Wuhan in China, the virus may have originated from bats in Thailand, writes…

FinnCham invited to a webinar about HK Tax Declaration

On 18 February 2021 the Finnish Chamber of Commerce together with The Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (BLCC HK), released an invitation to an exciting webinar ”HK Tax Declarations 2020” presented by Fidinam. During this webinar, there will be discussions about several relevant topics, such as: did Covid-19 impact your corporate or personal…

Covid-centre confirms vaccines will be for everyone in Thailand also expats

Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has repeated its commitment to give everyone in the country – including expats and migrant workers – vaccinations against COVID-19. Those that are likely to come in contact with foreign tourists would be vaccinated in phase 2 from May. Expats and foreign workers are likely to be vaccinated…

EU is divided as Sweden adopts the hardest stance against China and sides with the USA 

As Sweden and China’s fight continues, the EU is not showing signs of unity in regards to China and Sweden has once again emerged as the EU member state adopting the hardest stance against Beijing even though links between the EU and China are warming up this year.  In January the EU and China concluded…

Secret to living Nordic ‘Hygge’ value

Each year, a group of happiness experts from around the globe rank 156 countries based on how “happy” citizens are, and they publish their findings in the World Happiness Report. Happiness might seem like an elusive concept to quantify, but there is a science to it. When researchers talk about “happiness,” they’re referring to “satisfaction…

Vietnam-Finland aim to increase cooperation on sustainable development issues

“Finland focuses on working together with Vietnam on sustainability issues, not any one single issue, but overall there is a lot of activity going on,” said Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Kari Kahiluoto during an interview granted to reporters from the Communist Party of Vietnam Online Newspaper on the occasion of the Lunar New Year…

Finnish Border Guard updated travel restriction guide

As of 27 February, residents of Thailand can travel to Finland without travel restrictions only when there is a direct flight and while taking into account the provisions on the entry of foreign nationals into Finland. When traveling to Finland which involves transit through another country, only following traffic is permitted: +residents returning to Finland…

Only six spots left at TFCC/TNGS Finnish New Year Cup 2021 on 13 March

On 21 February 2021, TNGS Captain Henrik Friis announed that currently there are only 6 spots left at TFCC/TNGS Finnish New Year Cup 2021 @ Laem Chabang International Country Club in Chonburi on the 13th March 2021 You can check if you are signed up by following this link to the TNGS Member portal Members…

Sweden supports UNDP’s event on human rights in Indonesian business operations

The Government of Sweden recently supported the United Nations Development Programme’s event “Preparing for Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals” in Indonesia. The event was a high-level dialogue with Indonesian companies which was called to honor human rights values in business operations as outlined in UN Guiding Principles on Business and…

Nordic ambassadors joins the Women’s Issues Global perspectives Event in Singapore

Gender equality is a fundamental human right and achieving equality between women and men is embedded in UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Norway is considered to be one of the most gender equal countries in the world. Join Ambassador H.E. Anita Nergaard as she discuss on Women in Leadership at the Women’s Issues Global perspectives…