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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.…

Taste the flavor of Denmark at Forte Hotel Changhua in Taiwan

On 21 January 2021, the Danish Trade Council Taipei and the leading Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted brought the national food of Denmark – Smørrebrød, to Forte Hotel Changhua’s Denmark Food Festival. Smørrebrød, open sandwich, is very popular in Scandinavia, especially in Denmark. It was told that Smørrebrød was created in 19th century when a…

Denmark considering to support Taiwan’s bid to return to the World Health Organization (WHO)

Denmark’s parliament is considering a resolution to support Taiwan’s bid to return to the World Health Organization (WHO), despite opposition from China, according to Danish media and Taiwan’s representative office. In a Facebook post, Taiwan’s office in Denmark said that six of the ten political parties represented in the Danish parliament are supporting to ask…

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…

Biking in natural route with the Danish Trade Council in Taipei on 30 January

Danish Trade Council in Taipei invites the Danish community in Taipei to ride a bike in nature surrounding together on 30 January, as follow: COME BIKE WITH US! As the kingdom of cycling, Danish cycles not only for work and study but also for weekends to enjoy nature. We ask for your participation to celebrate…

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…

Asia in container crisis as world’s demand for medical equipment increase

There is an unpredictable shortage of shipping containers in Asia and it has never been more expensive to transport a container of goods from Asia to other parts of the world than it is now. As factories in China, Vietnam, Taiwan, and South Korea have experienced an increasingly high demand for medical equipment during the…

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

Danish parliament wants Taiwan to rejoin WHO – China opposes

A majority of the Danish parliament, not including the government, has proposed that Taiwan should be allowed to return to the WHO despite strong Chinese opposition. According to Jyllands-Posten, Danish newspaper, the proposal stipulates that Denmark should join other countries such as the UK and USA in supporting Taiwan’s re-entry as an observer in the…