Tag: European Union

Sweden ranks 4th best country for fast growing innovative companies

Sweden is a good place to grow, according to the European ScaleUp Monitor 2020 European ScaleUp Monitor 2020 says Sweden is the country with the 4th highest number of scaleups and Stockholm is ranked as the 3rd top European Scaleup city. Scaleups are high-growth companies that create new jobs and growth, and – most importantly…

Volvo EV sales in Europe made up more than 3rd of company’s car sales

  Volvo Cars, the Swedish auto maker owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, says electric vehicles make up more than a third of the company’s new car sales in the European Union, which has roared past China as the world’s biggest EV market. Volvo Cars was one of the first well-known Western brands to…

The EU announced “We stand for vaccine cooperation instead of vaccine nationalism”

4 February 2021 the European Union in Vietnam announced the EU remains its obligation to provide Covid-19 Vaccine to all countries, the statement read: As vaccinations against COVID-19 start being rolled out, new, relevant questions emerge on the equal distribution. For the European Union (EU), the answer is clear: no one is safe until everyone…

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…

Malaysia to file WTO lawsuit against EU

Malaysia plans to file a lawsuit on 15 January against the European Union (EU) on the trade bloc’s policy to phase out palm oil-based biofuels imports to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by 2030. Datuk Dr. Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister said at a press conference at the Palm Oil Economic…

Indonesia restricts entry from the Scandinavia, EU, Australia and the UK

The Embassy of Denmark in Indonesia announced on 24 December 2020 that Indonesia has introduced tougher entry restrictions for all entry from the European Union and Australia as well as entry ban from travelers from the UK. The new restrictions are valid until and including 08 January 2021. More information in Danish only on the…

EU-Myanmar discussed possibilities for an economic and sustainable partnership

On 17 December 2020, the EU Ambassador Ranieri Sabatucci, along with Head of Missions of EU Member States, virtually met with H.E. U Thaung Thun, Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations to talk about the recently signed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and its impact on Myanmar as well as EU-Myanmar trade and economic…

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…

Ambassador Björn Häggmark heads Sweden’s development cooperation change with Cambodia

Seasoned diplomat Björn Häggmark is on his debut mission as ambassador for Sweden, which has brought him to Phnom Penh and Cambodia, a country that has been encountering many challenges in recent years, while there are also some promising signs relating to its future. H.E. Björn Häggmark, the new Swedish ambassador to Cambodia, presented his…