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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…

Norway’s Kongsberg to deliver Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Unit to China

Kongsberg Maritime, Norwegian technology enterprise, has signed a Letter of Intent with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore, Chinese shipbuilder, to deliver a large technology package for the BT-220IU Wind Turbine Installation Unit. The BT-220IU vessel is to be constructed for Norway-based OIM Wind with an expected 2022 delivery. An option of one more identical vessel is…

China appealed to further cooperation on water resources management

China and the European Union held their 8th High Level Dialogue Conference on water resources via video link in Beijing on Friday 22 January 2021, marking an important part of China-EU relations amid a heap of fruitful results in natural resources and ecological protection. Themed “Strengthening Water Ecological Protection and Promoting Water System Management,” the…

Uighur rights campaigners in China plan to expose Airbnb in Norway and globally

Uighur human rights fighters in China are in the process of launching a campaign in countries like Norway and Finland to expose and encourage Airbnb to withdraw its support for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The campaigners have with their ‘The End the Uighur Genocide Movement’ publicly supported Uighur Muslims in China, who…

Norskskolen i Singapore is looking for native speaking teachers

On 25 January 2021, the Norwegian school in Singapore announced that they are looking for teachers. The statement reads: Are you a gentle, playful and caring person with a heart for children. We are looking for someone who can teach Norwegian two hours a week. There is no requirement for formal educational competence and it…

Norway’s peace initiative in Myanmar broken down

The ethnic peace process in Myanmar, which the Norwegian government initiated in 2012 between the Karen nationals and the Myanmar army “Tatmadaw” has definitively broken down. According to Frontier Myanmar, the “Tatmadaw” has resumed killing civilians, destroying villages, and displacing people from their homes, despite early promises of peace. The Norwegian government played a key…

EuroCham discussed safety matter during a meeting with Cambodia Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.

On 21 January 2021 the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia participated in the 7th Project Advisory Board meeting on “Enhancing Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards in Construction Sector”. This consultative meeting was presided over by H.E. Dr Huy Hansong, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and Chairman of…

Norway finally ready to help Norwegian airline avoid bankruptcy

Norwegian airlines has announced that the government of Norway is ready to help the airline financially under certain conditions. The government of Norway has agreed to help Norwegian by granting a so-called hybrid loan, which is a loan without an expiration date with special terms. The conditions for joining are that Norwegian raises at least…

EU investors proposed to invest 1 Billion dollar in logistic Center in Phu My, Vietnam

Many major investors in Europe propose to pour about $ 1 billion to develop logistics center in Phu My (Ba Ria – Vung Tau). This is the effect from the Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and the European Union (EVFTA) and will open the opportunity to bring Phu My to the center of the port…

Comic competition on Gender Equality by EU in Hong Kong and Macao now open for applications

The European Union in Hong Kong and Macao are inviting for participants in a Comic and Cartoon Competition on a topic of Gender Equality. : Participants must be between 18 and 28 years old and believe in gender equality. Unleash your creative power and picture your vision of Generation Equality. For more information and to…