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Sweden continues to be the largest contributor of flexible funds to World Food Programme

Sweden is one of the biggest contributors globally to WFP’s work, and the largest contributor of flexible funds for WFP in 2020. Fully flexible contributions allow WFP to use funds in areas of greatest needs. WFP is the largest humanitarian organization in the world which in 2019 managed to provide assistance to nearly 100 million…

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.…

Latest global mental health statistic is a warning to workers abroad

According to a YouGov survey released in December 2020, suffering from mental health problems including depression and anxiety differentiates according to the country of residence. This is something businesses with overseas workers have to consider. Sarah Dennis, Head of International at Towergate Health & Protection, comments that mental health issues have become a greater problem…

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…

Experts: WHO and China could have reacted to Covid-19 faster

Both China and the World Health Organization (WHO) could have responded more quickly to prevent a disaster when the Covid-19 outbreak was in its initial stages. That is the conclusion from a group of independent experts led by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who have been examining…

Finland’s Education and Training sector event goes online on 29-30 Jan

For students who are interested in studying overseas are invited to join the biggest event for the education and training sector in Finland – Educa – This year the event will take place online on 29–30 January 2021. Read more and register for free here

Top Asian places for remote working in 2021

The global travel website Big 7 Travel has recently published a list of the best cities to work remotely from in 2021. The fast-growing communities of Digital nomads who are location-independent and use technology to perform their job are seen globally but these communities are stronger represented in places which fits their needs best. Important…

Malaysia to file WTO lawsuit against EU

Malaysia plans to file a lawsuit on 15 January against the European Union (EU) on the trade bloc’s policy to phase out palm oil-based biofuels imports to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by 2030. Datuk Dr. Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister said at a press conference at the Palm Oil Economic…

Denmark introduces entry restrictions for all travelers until 17 January 2021

Royal Embassy of Denmark released on 9 January 2021 an update on the latest travel restrictions. A flight ban has been imposed on transportation of passengers from the entire world, who are unable to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no later than 24 hours prior to departure. The flight ban will enter into force…