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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.…

Finnish Huhtamaki invests in new manufacturing unit in Malaysia

Finnish Huhtamaki, a global food packaging specialist is investing EUR 10 million in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Malaysia, the company sates in a press release. The new site is expected to be fully operational in June 2021 and with the investment the company is transferring its Malaysian manufacturing base from Penang to Port…

Finnish-Malaysian Nooa Laine moves up the football tier in Finland

Half Malaysian on his father’s side, half Finnish on his mother’s side, 18-year-old Nooa Laine is expected to make his Finnish football top-tier debut this year with his move to the top-flight side Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho (SJK). SJK is regarded as the club with the best football facilities in Finland and the Malaysian-Finnish attacking midfielder Nooa…

Covid-19 vaccine is not mandatory in Malaysia

According to Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of science, technology, and innovation, the Malaysian government has no plans of making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory. Malaysia has been placed under a nationwide emergency until 1 August to curb the pandemic and this has raised concern by some quarters, that the Malaysian government can make the vaccine compulsory under emergency…

Swedish Greencarrier explains why there are not enough containers

The coronavirus pandemic has turned the world upside down, writes the Swedish headquartered global logistics company Greencarrier. An unpredictable fallout has been a shortage of containers. During a pandemic like this, we are absolutely dependent on the shipping industry to transport food, medicine, and other necessities across borders. And the shipping industry is absolutely dependent…

Danish app offers a way to rescue delicious, unsold food from local shops and restaurants

The Danish company, Too Good To Go, is an app where consumers can purchase food that would otherwise be thrown away, and instead pick up the food at cut-down prices. Overall, one-third of food produced today is either lost or wasted, and the investors see big potential. This idea could potentially turn into a good…

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…

Camfil Malaysia strengthens collaboration in molecular testing at UTAR

Camfil Malaysia, a subsidiary of the Swedish Camfil group, has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in Malaysia that came into effect on 1 January 2021. The Camfil Group is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has 30 manufacturing sites, six R&D centres, local sales…

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