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H&M and Danone AQUA turns PET plastic into comfy kids wear

Swedish fashion brand H&M has in collaboration with Danone AQUA, Indonesia’s number one water bottled brand turned PET plastic into colorful and comfortable kids wear. The project ‘bottle2fashion’ initiated in September 2020 is a response to the Indonesian government to lessen ocean pollution as well as creating more jobs. Indonesia is on a mission to…

Study in Finland Autumn programmes 2021 open for applications on 7 January

Study in Finland announced on 2 January 2020 that the joint application period to studies starting in autumn (September) 2021 will be open 7-20 January 2021 at Studyinfo.fi. See instructions on how to apply in the link provided. Some degree programmes may however have a different application schedule, so always check with the university of…

Norway introduces mandatory Covid-19 testing and digital registration for all travelers

Effective from 2 January 2021, the Norwegian government has imposed mandatory Covid-19 testing for all travelers entering Norway. The test must be done as soon as possible and within 24 hours after arrival at the latest. Travelers must only enter Norway through border stations with testing facilities or through border stations with police control. Monica…

Finnwatch wants to ensure human rights for women textile workers in Asia

Women workers at clothing factories in Asia are particularly hard hit during the corona pandemic. Finnish Finnwatch is now looking for a corporate team both at home and at EU level to ensure that human rights are observed in the production chains of the clothing industry in Asia. The pandemic has had a negative effect…

FIFA men’s U20 World Cup in Indonesia postponed to 2023

The young football talents will not be allowed to play in the championship planned to be held in Indonesia next year, as the International Football Association (Fifa) have postponed the men’s U20 due to challenges of the corona pandemic. The FIFA U-20 World Cup is the biennial football world championship for male players under the…

Internship opportunities open at the EU in Jakarta

On 21 December 2020 the European Union in Jakarta announced that traineeship vacancies are open for applications. The EU Delegation to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam and the EU Mission to ASEAN are offering funded traineeship for a period between 3-6 months starting in April 2021.  The traineeship is open to young graduates with an interest…

Indonesia restricts entry from the Scandinavia, EU, Australia and the UK

The Embassy of Denmark in Indonesia announced on 24 December 2020 that Indonesia has introduced tougher entry restrictions for all entry from the European Union and Australia as well as entry ban from travelers from the UK. The new restrictions are valid until and including 08 January 2021. More information in Danish only on the…

Norwegian Government introduce registration forms for all people entering Norway

On 22 December 2020 the Norwegian Government introduced a registration requirement for all people entering Norway. As of noon Monday 21 December, all people entering Norway will have to register themselves as a step in improving infection control. The general rule is that all people, including Norwegian citizens, must register their information. Read more in…

Danish Embassy in KL suspends passport applications for grownups

The Royal Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur announced on 22 December 2020 that the embassy will cease to accept passport applications for applicants aged 12 and above on 1 February 2021. After this date, applicants can submit their passport applications at any Danish Embassy with full passport service or at a any Borgerservice center in Denmark.…

Finnwatch calls out Finnish firms for “unsustainable” cinnamon sourcing in Indonesia

According to a new report recently released by Finnwatch, a Finnish civic organization focused on global corporate responsibility, logging related to harvesting cinnamon threatens Indonesian biodiversity.  Finnwatch examined the origin of cinnamon sold in the Finnish market from Finnish companies such as Meria and Paulig and how its sustainability is monitored. Most of Meira and…