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The celebrations of Europe Day in Myanmar and Malaysia

On May 9 of each year, the EU representatives across the world will celebrate the Europe Day to mark the presentation of the Schuman Declaration in 1950, a pioneer to the European Union who initially proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community. European Union operating in Myanmar and Malaysia are ones among…

Norway’s Telenor and Malaysia’s Axiata in talk on mega merged firm 

Norway’s Telenor is in discussions on joining forces with Malaysia’s Axiata Group to run a mega pan-Asian telco in South and Southeast Asia, according to Telenor’s press release on May 6, 2019. With nearly 300 million customers, the new telecoms hub will offer Telenor and Axiata a way to accelerate growth in a highly competitive market. Reuters reported that an informed source said the value of this merged deal would…

Philippines’ first Scandinavian Film Festival officially launched

Danish Ambassador Jan Top Christensen, Norwegian Ambassador Bjørn Jahnsen and Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries jointly opened the first Scandinavian Film Festival 2019 at SM Lanang Premier, Davao City, Philippines. Held on April 28, 2019, the opening night of the festival was supported by the Film Development Council of the Philippines together with the @Cinematheque Centre…

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…

Norway’s ambassador Laos attended landmines seminar

Grete Løchen, Norway’s Ambassador to Vietnam and Laos attended the ‘Regional Seminar on Landmines, Cluster Munitions and Explosive Remnants of War’ in Vientiane, Lao PDR. With the support of Norway, the seminar was hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lao PDR. Apart from the…

Team Asia rocked at ‘78° North’ Marathon in Norway

Team Asia successfully completed the FWD ‘78° North’ Marathon organized by FWD, a pan-Asian insurance company. ‘78° North’ Marathon was held on April 16, 2019 at Longyearbyen in Svalbard, Norway, 1050 km away from the Pole making ‘78° North’ Marathon the world’s ‘coolest’ marathon at the North Pole. Among Team Asia, there were 9 FWD-sponsored…

Norwegian fjord trout and salmon cooking class in Malaysia

The Norwegian Seafood Council in collaboration with the Royal Nowegian Embassy hosted a Norwegian fjord trout and salmon cooking class for SOHOM (Spouses of Heads of Mission) and the Foreign Affairs Ministry Ladies Association (Perwakilan). The heads of the event were Gunn Jorid Roset, Norway’s Ambassador to Malaysia and her spouse Dr Christian Gartmann together…

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…