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Denmark extends all COVID related travel and entry restrictions until 5 April

The Danish government has announced that the current COVID-related travel- and entry restrictions, set to expire on 28 February, will be extended to 5 April (included). This includes the test- and isolation requirements announced on 6 February. See more information from The Danish Ministry of Foreign affairs here

Global and creative 18-22 years old are invited to join Asia Challenge 2030

Global Essay Competition “Asia’s Challenge 2030” is now open for applications of any nationality. Win the chance to join a virtual fireside chat with a prominent business leader by entering the “Asia’s Challenge 2030” Global Essay Competition. Your essay should nake an impact on business and public policy by articulating the key challenges and potential…

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…

Ambassador Kirsten Rosenvold Geelan on water resources and water supply

The Edge Malaysia Weekly recently published an opinion piece from Denmark’s Ambassador in Malaysia, Kirsten Rosenvold Geelan where she states the importance of protecting freshwater resources and how we find ways to ensure reliable water supply. In the Ambassador’s article titled ‘My say: It is all about water’, the Ambassador states that Danish companies have…

Ambassador Geelan invited as a speaker at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Ambassador Lecture Series

The Danish Ambassador H.E. Kirsten Geelan has had the honour of being invited as a speaker for an online webinar. As part of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Ambassador Lecture Series 2021 organised by the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, she talked about Denmark as an individual country and being a part of the…

Danish and Asian companies compete for contract to build offshore wind project in Taiwan

  At least four leading Danish, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Singaporean, and US-based offshore contractors or consortia are said to be chasing a prized engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract tied to the Hai Long offshore wind project in Taiwan, project watchers told Upstream. The traditional oil and gas EPC players are drawing on synergies from their…

Finland launched candidacy campaign for the UN Human Rights Council

On 15 February 2021 Finland launched the campaign themes for its candidacy for the United Nations Human Rights Council. The themes of the Finnish campaign are the rights of women and girls, new technologies and the digital transformation, climate change, and education as a human right. The statement says: Finland is seeking membership of the…

Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) Asia 2021 focus on sustainability

On 17 February 2021, the Swedish Institute announced programme opening in Asia. The statement read: “Are you one of the most ambitious and innovative leaders in Vietnam? Do you want to learn more about sustainable business practices and responsible leadership? Join the Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) Asia 2021 and learn how to transform sustainability…

Swedish Greencarrier ensures that ‘Götheborg’ continues on route to Asia 

Swedish Greencarrier AB recently announced that the company has ensured future voyages to Asia and China and created further opportunities for trade with Asia by overtaking ownership and all future responsibilities of “The Swedish Ship Götheborg”.  The logistic service company has acquired all shares in Svenska Ostindiska Companiet AB – SOIC AB – from foundation…

Malaysia government granted Covid -19 vaccine to all non-citizen residents

On 11 February 2021 the Malaysian Cabinet has agreed that the Covid-19 vaccination programme to begin at the end of this month will be given freely to non-citizens residing in Malaysia, but Malaysians will remain top priority, says the Special Committee on Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply. In a joint statement issued by the…