Photographer Johannes Magnus

Decoupling pioneers: Nordic activities at COP21

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg sent off the Nordic COP21 pavilion to a flying start by announcing a 500 million USD partnership with the World Bank to boost climate action in developing countries. The next two weeks will bring a total of more than 50 events and numerous other activities at the pavilion under the…

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The buildings of Masdar City

Nordic Innovation Incubator helping Nordic companies grow in the Middle East

Nordic Innovation has hired Nordoest to operate the Nordic Innovation Incubator in Masdar City, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The purpose of the incubator will be to support Nordic companies entering the Middle East, and provide them with a space to develop their business plans alongside the Masdar Institute. “The UAE is a natural point of…

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Photographer Johannes Jansson/norden.org

Nordic (Energy) Efficiency – New issue of “Green Growth the Nordic Way”

The latest issue of “Green Growth the Nordic Way” is published in connection with the pre-COP21 event World Efficiency in Paris, October 13-15. Under the heading of “Nordic Efficiency” the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic embassies in France present a number of green solutions – both from the public and private sector.

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bread

FAO food price index broadly stable for third month in a row

4 December 2014, Rome – FAO’s monthly food price index was stable in November, as vegetable oil and grain prices inched up and offset ongoing declines in dairy prices. The Food Price Index averaged 192.6 points, marking the third consecutive month of stability. The Index now stands 13 points, 6.4 percent below its level in…

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Free Flybus tickets to and from Keflavik Airport in Iceland with car rental company

Car rental company in Iceland RED Car Rental is providing its customers with two free tickets for its airport shuttle bus Flybus, which runs to and from Keflavik Airport. The Flybus is Iceland’s most popular airport shuttle bus and is owned by Reykjavik Excursions, the partner company of RED Car Rental.

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Business People

Gender stereotypes and inequality in education persist in all Council of Europe member states

A conference in Helsinki on 9-10 October will show how gender equality in Europe lags far behind in practice, even though the vast majority of Council of Europe member states have enacted laws promoting equality between women and men in education. Findings from a new monitoring report will reveal that since the Council of Europe’s…

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youth

Nestlé and partners to create 100,000+ opportunities in Europe

Around 200 companies have joined forces under Nestlé’s Alliance for YOUth to tackle the youth unemployment crisis in Europe, pledging to create more than 100,000 opportunities for young people in the coming years. In the context of a challenging economic environment, with little to no growth, the Alliance for YOUth is committed to working hand…

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Stortinget

59 Presidents of Parliament to gather for Oslo Summit

Presidents of Parliament from the 47 Council of Europe member states, as well as many neighbouring and observer countries, will meet on 11 and 12 September 2014 in Oslo, on the occasion of a conference organised by the Storting and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

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Non-Remittance of N8 Trillion ($49.8bn): NNPC Refutes Online London Premium Times Publication

ABUJA, NIGERIA–(12.12.13)- The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has refuted reports in the Premium Times which credited the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, alleging that it withheld the sum of N8 trillion representing 76% of the total crude oil revenues from January 2012 to July 2013. The publication also…

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New website launched by leading automotive recruitment firm

 John Gibson Associates (JGA), a leading motor recruitment firm, has launched its new website that allows job hunters to search for the latest vacancies and automotive companies to advertise for new personnel. Candidates can post their CVs online and browse exclusive employment opportunities not found elsewhere. And when they find a suitable vacancy, JGA interview…

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Entertainment

  • Sweden on Airbnb

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    “Kasta macka” (throw a sandwich) is something the Swedish PM does out in nature

    Throwing sandwiches may sound like an odd thing to do, but not in Sweden. Over there, “kasta macka” or “throw a sandwich” is what Swedes call skipping stones on water. The many benefits and wonders of outdoor Sweden Recently, Mr. Stefan Löfven, the prime minister of Sweden was asked to list his top 5 things…

  • Aspen the mountain pup

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    Aspen the mountain pup and his love for 66°North

    Aspen the mountain pup is the Instagram famous Golden Retriever with over 98,500 followers. When his owners, Hunter and Sarah Lawrence, visited Iceland for the first time on their honeymoon back in 2013, they fell in love with the landscape, the people and the fashion. As big fans of Icelandic outdoor clothing brand 66°North, they…

  • North Sailing

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    Project Opal a great success: NORTH SAILING WINS AWARDS FOR RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

    North Sailing has been named Silver winner of the Best Innovation for Carbon Reduction category at the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 at World Travel Market in London. North Sailing won the silver at the prestigious World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, November 4th. This is the first…

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    Swedes embrace online media streaming services

    Media consumption in Sweden is increasingly characterized by online streaming services such as Spotify and Netflix. Three out of four 15-74-year-olds now use online streaming services to listen to music or watch video. Youtube, Spotify and Netflix are the most popular online streaming services used. Youtube is free of charge, whereas Spotify is offered both…

  • Suzuki Vitara on F-Road

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    Blue Car Rental: Insurance included in all car rentals in Iceland

    Car rental firms in Iceland cover vehicles with third party insurance as standard, which includes personal accident insurance. This is Icelandic law for driving here. Blue Car Rental is one of Iceland’s main car rental companies and they do provide insurance as standard for most eventualities. This includes coverage from vehicle theft and gravel protection….

  • Langco

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    Insight Asia Travel has currently installed Live Chat with Experts on website

    Insight Asia Travel would like to introduce its live chat installed on its website. Customers now can easily find this live chat application at the bottom of the website on the right hand. Customers can use Video Chat to send real-time video and audio, Screen Share any screen or application, easily share texts and files…