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New EU Ambassador H.E. Mr. Luc Véron and spouse arrived in the Philippines

On 16 December 2020 the European Union Ambassador-designate H.E. Mr. Luc Véron arrived in the Philippines together with his spouse, Madame Nicole Weismann. They went into quarantine at the EU Ambassador’s residence. Mr. Véron comes with over 30 years of diplomatic experience in the EU. He is looking forward to presenting his credentials to President…

Norway update travel restrictions effective from 13 Dec

From 13 December 2020, the rules for quarantine hotels upon entry into Norway have been changed, according to Norwegian Government’s announcement on the same day. The most important changes are as follows: • Those who can document permanent housing in Norway can stay there during the time of quarantine, regardless of whether the residence is…

The Danish BoConcept wins The Luxury Lifestyle Award – Best Furniture and Homeware in the Philippines

The deep philosophy behind the name of the lifestyle brand BoConcept has made the Danish company a recognizable global brand. The Danish word “bo” translates to “living”, alluding the brand’s desire to guide clients to live an extraordinary life through self-expression. The brand achieves this through its concept of highly-customizable furniture for every room; and…

The Future of Mobility – Info Series webinar completed

On 16 December 2020 The Trade Council and the Public Diplomacy section of the Royal Danish Embassy announce: “We would like to thank Marianne Weinreich from the Cycling Embassy of Denmark / Rambøll and Albay Vice Governor Edcel “GREX” Lagman Albay PIO and all the attendees of final Info-Series this year on the Future of…

World Food Programme received the Noble Peace Prize: “Food is the pathway to peace”

On 10 December 2020, Executive Director David Beasley accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 on behalf of the World Food Programme. In the closing statement of his Acceptance Speech, Beasley highlighted the simple connection between feeding people and creating peace. He brought attention to the millions of people on the brink of starvation and…

NordCham Philippines’ “Nordic Sustainability Awards Night” set for 19 January 2021

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce – NordCham Philippines has announced that this coming Nordic Sustainability Awards Night is set on 19 January 2021, starting at 6:00 PM. “We invite all of you to participate in this event through nominations, sponsorships and taking the time to block off your calendars and attend. This event is open…

EU-ASEAN upgraded to Strategic Partnership

The European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) upgraded at the 23rd EU-ASEAN ministerial meeting their longstanding relationship to Strategic Partners. This elevates their partnership with a commitment to regular summits at leaders’ level. The relationship between the two regional organisations is based on shared values and principles such as rules-based international…

H&M Foundation donated US$100,000 to help typhoon effected families in Philippines

Swedish fashion giant, H&M, donated 100,000 USD to the Philippine Red Cross to meet immediate needs of the 130,000 most vulnerable people affected by the recent typhoons. Olle Castell, Head of Asia & Pacific, Swedish Red Cross said “It’s critical to quickly support communities after they have been hit hard by multiple and devastating typhoons…

Embassy of Finland in Philippines reopened

Finland reopened its embassy in Manila after almost a decade in apparent recognition of the importance of Asia in world economy and geopolitics. Finnish Ambassador H.E. Juha Markus Pyykkö was among the seven new ambassadors welcomed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday 2 December in Malacañang. The ambassadors presented their credentials to the President online…