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Young Global Danes gives returning young professionals a network

On 25 January 2021 the Danish embassy in Vietnam mentioned a new career building network, Young Global Danes, is being launched by Danes Worldwide on 2 December 2020. It is supported by a grant from the Tuborg Foundation of DKK 250,000. Backed by the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and trade organization Danish Shipping, the…

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.…

Finland provides Vietnam with $ 100 million for public sector investment

After several rounds of negotiation, it’s been agreed that Finland will provide $ 100 million for public sector investment in Vietnam. Signed by Tran Xuan Ha, Deputy Minister of Finance, and Kari Kahiluoto, Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam on 21 January, Finland will under a bilateral Framework Agreement on the use of Public Sector Investment Facility…

‘Denmark In Your Eyes’ art contest has officially started

On 21 January 2021, the Danish Deputy Head of Mission, Mrs Louise Holmsgaard, together with the Vice-chairwoman of the Vietnam – Denmark Friendship Association, Mrs. Cao Minh Truc launched the ‘Denmark in Your Eyes 2021 Contest’. The launching ceremony took place at Nguyen Sieu School in Hanoi with participation of more than 150 students. The…

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…

Chairman of the People’s Committee of Thua Thien – Hue Province visited Norwegian Embassy to discussed Green Growth

On 19 January 2021 the Norwegian embassy in Hanoi released an update on a recent visit from Hue province’s authorities to discussed green growth’s possibility, as follow: Norwegian Chargé d’affaire a.i. Jan Wilhelm Grythe was very happy to receive the Chairman of the People’s Committee of Thua Thien – Hue Province, Mr Phan Ngoc Tho;…

Ambassador Måwe met with cultural counterparts in HCMC

On 20 January 2021 the Swedish ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Ann Måwe released a memo on a meeting with cultural counterparts in Ho Chi Minh City, as follow: Productive days in HCMC where I introduced the embassy’s new cultural officer Mr Christer Falk to counterparts in the cultural sphere. Meetings with Mr Vo Trong Nam,…

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…

Danish pension fund becomes main investor in new SE Asia-focused Women’s Fund

Paedagogernes Pension (PBU), a Danish pension fund for teaching staff in child institutions, is supporting women’s independence and rights in Asia by becoming the main investor in a newly established fund ‘SEAF Women’s Economic Empowerment Fund (SWEEF). According to PBU’s press release, the pension scheme has invested DKK 100 million in the fund SWEEF, an…