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Pöyry to work in one of the biggest wind farm projects in Thailand

The 260 MW Hanuman Wind Farm Project owned by the Energy Absolute Public Company Limited (EA), the largest renewable energy company in the SET, chose Pöyry as its engineering provider to contribute engineering services for the WTG erection and commissioning of the wind farms. Recently entered commercial operation, the 260 MW Hanuman Wind Farm Project,…

Nordic team joined the Schuman Cup

The Embassies of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland in Singapore team up with Business Sweden and SwedCham, joined forces under the name “Team Nordic Lights” in the annual Schuman Cup taking place on Saturday the 4th of May. Hosted by the EU Delegation to Singapore, Schuman Cup this year is the fifth edition of the…

Nordic Club Jakarta visited ‘Then trash became Ffrash’ project

On April 30, 2019, Nordic Club Jakarta paid a visit to Kampus Diakoneia Modern (KDM), a non-profit organization assisting street and marginalized children, to learn more about Ffrash, the project aiming to turn trash into treasure. Established in 1972, KDM intends to support and fullfil rights and protection for underprivilledged children especially those who live…

Shaping the future in Thailand’s education

Finnish-educated Thai scholar-turned-politician Kunthida Rungruengkiat sets her eyes on the horizon to benefit Thai teachers and students It has been almost 20 years since Kunthida Rungruengkiat, deputy leader of Future Forward Party (FFP), had her first educational experience in Finland as an exchange student. At the time she was just 16 years old. “The days…

The Glue of European Trade

EABC’s new executive director, Finnish Karri Kivelä, talks about his transition from assisting the Finnish trade community to advocating companies from all over Europe, and what life is like in the sunny Thailand. Fleeing from Finland’s freezing climate to the allure of endless summer in Thailand, Karri Kivelä, who was formerly Executive Director of Thai-Finnish…

The “Finnish Experience” for Malaysian teachers

The “Finnish Experience”, a two-day programme for Malaysian teachers was held in Taiping, Malaysia from April 24-25, 2019. Attended by 278 teachers from public and private education sectors, with a majority of them from Perak and Kuala Lumpur, the programme intented to provide teachers an opportunity to experience and study the factors making Finnish teaching…

4 Nordic films will be screened at Singapore’s EU Film Festival

The European Union in Singapore organizes the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) 2019 which will run from May 10 to 19 at the National Gallery Singapore’s Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium (Basement 1) located in the Downtown Core of Singapore.  The ten-days European film festival aims to present the diversity of cultures, histories, landscapes and ways of lives of…

Karri Kivela new Executive Director of EABC

Karri Kivela, former Executive Director of the Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (TFCC), has been appointed new Executive Director of EABC. Mr. Kivela assumed his new position at EABC on April 18th, 2019. In a news release, EABC President Stefan Molnar highlights Karri Kivela’s experience not only in the private sector but also in the chamber…

Finns rank Valio as the most sustainable brand for the 6th time

Valio is the most sustainable brand in Finland for the sixth consecutive year, if you ask consumers. The 2019 Sustainable Brand Index survey measured the sustainability of European and Finnish brands. According to the consumers participating in the survey, the best things about Valio are its Finnish milk, its attention to animal welfare, and its…