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Nordics joined World Cleanup Day Jakarta

At the annual World Cleanup Day 2018 in September, taking place simultaneously in a number of places around the world, the Embassy of Finland in Jakarta joined in. Together with their Nordic colleagues and Raffles Jakarta, the Finnish embassy joined this important initiative to raise awareness of the global waste problem. “Everybody can contribute to…

Asia House: A gateway from Denmark to Asia

Asia House is a Danish organisation that connects Denmark and Asia. With executive director Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup in front, Asia House aims to be a platform of knowledge about business in the Asian market – a market too important to overlook according to the executive director. 120 years ago, a red brick house was built…

Denmark supports Indonesia after earthquakes

Danish experts, equipment and aid are on the way to Indonesia after the country suffered a series of earthquakes and a tsunami in September. The Danish emergency response services has given 10 million Danish crowns to support Indonesia. Furthermore, Denmark will also dispatch equipment that includes generators and water cleansing equipment, according to CPH Post…

Finnish Minister starts visit in Indonesia

Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen visits Jakarta, Indonesia, with a Team Finland trade delegation on 8–11 October. The themes of the visit will be energy, waste management, logistics, infrastructure and the digital transition of industries. “The Indonesian market will offer Finnish companies major potential for exports and cooperation well into the…

Nokia successfully delivered wireless internet in Indonesia

Nokia’s first technology trial of wireless PON internet service in Indonesia went well. Finnish Nokia and XL Axiata, a leading Indonesian telecom operator, successfully deployed the first wireless PON (WPON) internet service in Indonesia as part of a technology trial. WPON is a service from Nokia that extends the reach of an internet fiber service…

Marina Berg: Sweden’s new ambassador to Indonesia

Marina Berg, the former Director, Deputy Head of Department for Development Cooperation is Sweden’s new Ambassador to Jakarta. Previously she has served among others at the Swedish Foreign Ministry’s department for the European Union as well as the department for African affairs. Hits: 250

First interfaith dialogue between Finland and Indonesia

The first Interfaith and Intermediate Dialogue between Finland and Indonesia was held in Helsinki on 17 September. Indonesia and Finland has agreed to promote to promote global peace efforts through interfaith dialogues after the first Indonesia-Finland Interfaith and Intermediate Dialogue. A delegation with different religious representatives from each country took part in the meeting. The…

Nordic Innovation House for Southeast Asia soft-launched

In connection to Slush Singapore (the Finnish global start-up event organiser) and Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH) the much-anticipated Nordic Innovation House (NIH) was soft-launched in Singapore on 13 September. This took place at one of Singapore’s co-working spaces, WeWork, in the downtown business district in front of a sizeable business and start-up…

European Pavilion at Sial InterFood 2018 Indonesia

The EU-Indonesia Business Network will arrange the European Pavilion at SIAL InterFood 2018. European companies are invited to participate in the pavilion – at an accessible fee – to be held during 21 – 24 November at JI Expo Kemayoran in Jakarta. The aim is to introduce European F&B products to the Indonesian market. A…

Sweden and the UN will beat plastic pollution in Southeast Asia

Sweden and UN Environment announces project that aims to ensure that less plastic leaks through waste management systems. Sweden, United Nations Environment (UN Environment) and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) on 10 September announced a project to combat marine litter and plastic pollution in Southeast Asia over the coming four…