Category: International relations

Concern about China’s presence in the Arctic

A melting glacier in the Arctic.

As global warming is upon us and the ice is melting in both the north and south, water areas in the Arctic which were previously inaccessible are now free to explore. An opportunity China is utilising according to the American news media CNBC. Meanwhile, the Northatlantic defence alliance, NATO, isn’t too keen on the recent…

EU ban on palm oil could keep Telenor out of Indonesia

Telenor Axiata merger in Indonesia

Norwegian telecommunication giant Telenor Group is trying to enter the Indonesian market by merging with the Indonesian company Axiata. Axiata holds 66.4 percent of the shares in PT XL Axiata Tbk which is the second largest mobile telecommunications company in Indonesia. Not so fast, says Indonesia’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Rudiantara. The EU parliament…

Vietnam calls for even more business with Sweden

At a reception for Swedish outgoing ambassador Pereric Hogberg in Hanoi on July 31, 2019, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed hope that the cooperation would increase even furtrher, especially trade and investment. Sweden’s investment in Vietnam tripled in 2018 from nearly 370 million USD in 2017, and two-way trade reached about 1.5 billion USD…

Indian “stealth” navy ship visits Helsinki

Indian Naval Ship “Tarkash” docked at Helsinki, Finland on 31 July 2019 for a three-day visit. The ship is part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet and is under the Operational Command of Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, based at Mumbai. Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command also arrived…

What went wrong for Aung San Suu Kyi?

The online media TheArtsDesk.com carried on Friday 26 July 2019 an interview with Danish documentalist Karen Stokkendal Poulsen about her her film ‘On the Inside of a Military Dictatorship’. The documentary tackles the question, how Aung San Suu Kyi could turn from a heroic status on the international stage perhaps surpassed only by Nelson Mandela…

Wallenberg not sure which side Europe will be on in a Sino-US High-Tech Cold War

Marcus Wallenberg — a fifth-generation member of the Swedish Wallenberg dynasty — said the Sino-U.S. trade war was “extremely unfortunate.” Speaking at the Salzburg Summit in Austria, and in an interview with CNBC Friday, Marcus Wallenberg warned that the delay in finding a resolution to the trade conflict was extremely worrying. Marcus Wallenberg also pointed to…

Fewer Danes apply for multiple entry tourist visas (METV)

The Royal Thai Embassy in Denmark issued 31 Multiple Entry Tourist Visas from January to June this year. Last year the embassy issued 59 Multiple Entry Tourist Visas during the same period. The Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa is valid for 6 months from the date of application and gives the holder 60 days stay on each entry…