Latest Scandinavian Indonesia News

Indonesia forestry report published

Indonesia recently published a report on ‘The State of Indonesia’s Forests 2018‘ with Minister of Environment and Forestry, Ibu Siti Nurbaya, in lead, reports the Embassy of Denmark in Indonesia. “Deforestation remains a major concern, and public initiatives such as community managed forests are being prioritised to promote sustainable forest management. Denmark is working closely with…

EU-Indonesia Business Dialogue 2018 invitation

On 25 October 2018 the 8th EU – Indonesia Business Dialogue (EIBD) will take place – a forum of private business and government representatives. Business communities and business leaders are invited to take an active part in a constructive dialogue with Indonesian and the EU representatives. It was first launched back in 2009 in Brussels…

Danes abroad, who are moving home to Denmark

Danes abroad who want to move back to Denmark have few places to seek proper information. One website, where most everything you may need is included, is the website of the municipality of Silkeborg. The website has gathered the main advice in one place which is very useful for Danes abroad. Below, this information is…

Food as medicine everyday

– Tips for improved health, longevity through your diet in Asia Isn’t it great to get to know as a westerner in Asia that there are some really beneficial herbs, fruits and vegetable to be found here in abundance! For those of you who have not searched, or did not know, it is never too…

Finnish and Indonesian Foreign Ministers met in Helsinki

On Monday 18 June Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi, visited Helsinki and met with Finland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini. Minister Retno Marsudi’s visit to Finland was related to the meeting of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation, organised in Helsinki. The Foreign Ministers discussed the bilateral…

Denmark co-organised Indonesia Circular Economy Forum

On June 28-30 Embassy of Denmark in Jakarta together with Greeneration Foundation organised the multidisciplinary event ‘2nd Indonesia Circular Economy Forum 2018’, in Surabaya, Indonesia. With the help from Blue Economy Foundation, Indonesia Global Compact Network and Yayasan Pengembangan Produksi Bersih Nasional, the forum allowed attendants to gain new knowledge and to share experiences in…

Finland, Indonesia strengthens cooperation

Finland and Indonesia has agreed to strengthen cooperation on several areas including education and renewable energy. Indonesia also criticized the EUs ban on palm oil.  On Monday the 18th of June the Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs Timo Soini met with the Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi to discuss the two country’s trade and bilateral relations. “Indonesia…

Development on fighting the plastic waste

No one could have failed to notice the alarming situation regarding, in particular, plastic litter in the oceans and that many initiatives are now being announced and legislation strengthened. This is paired with an increasing flow of alarming stories how wildlife connected to seas are suffering. As stated by the European Commission (EC), across the…

Denmark, Indonesia to co-op plastic waste management

Denmark and Indonesia is sharing the best practices for handling plastic waste. “Indonesia may be inspired and adopt a number of best practices for waste management,” the Danish Ambassador said.Indonesia ranks as the second worst country in the world when it comes to managing plastic waste, only overtaken by China. And it shows. Beaches filled…

Denmark enhances green energy co-op with SE Asia

Denmark has strenghtened the pursuit towards green energy with three Southeast Asian countries – Indonesia, China and Vietnam. On May 16th, The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) revealed plans to enhance coorporation and form partnerships with 12 countries worldwide on the occasion of the Clean Energy Ministrial (CEM9). The coorporation aims to support the Paris-agreement efforts…