Research by Anticimex shows increase in pest activity in locked down cities

With over 150.000 digitally connected pest traps Anticimex has the ability to see trends in the activity of rodents worldwide. A recent study focussing on major cities shows an increase during the lock down. But creating useful data is not the main benefit of the solutions Anticimex offers.

Marcel Scheel, Online Marketeer at Anticimex the Netherlands explains:

The customers who have our Smart Pest Control solutions stayed protected for rodents during the closure of their business. Various Scania factories in Asia choose for Anticimex Smart solutions during the lock down. Because they wanted 24/7 protection and reducing the risks of downtime due to rodent activity. We are also busy helping companies who are re-opening again. With our Covid19 disinfection service, and of course, our pest prevention solutions.


Watch the video of the increased rodent activity here:

NordicCE2020 Webinar, May 11 – What is the role of Circular Economy in the post Covid-19 world?
Thank you to everyone who participated and engaged in yesterday’s Webinar about “What is the role of Circular Economy in the post Covid-19 world?”. A special thanks to the fantastic speakers for sharing their insights and their strategies on how to move forward.   Here are some concluding sentences from Moderator  Andrea Orsag to sum up yesterday’s Webinar: – The only way forward for Europe if we want to ensure a liveable inclusive future is a Green Recovery based on supporting businesses and initiatives helping to lower emissions and creating more equal society for all – with the use of technology, digitalisation and green strategies. – Role of Circular Economy is even more important now than ever since it can help businesses to future proof their strategy, engage stakeholders including the customers in new ways while better capturing the value of resources: design for longevity, repairs, modularity and sharing. – We need leadership – on European, country and local level to collaborate and cooperate, build on what works, scale the solutions and take action NOW. - Taxing rules and the redistribution of subsidies needs to change - to increase the value of resources, motivating the reuse and preventing waste and pollution – There needs to be a new narrative and story to give direction to the possible future we strive for, why it matters and how everyone is a very important part of it: System Change, Business Change and also staying true to the personal values and acting on them. The photo shows the speakers; Harald Friedl, Global leader on Circular Economy and Systems Change | COP 26 Global Climate Champion Team | Adviser to Circle Economy Freek van Eijk, Director Holland Circular Hotspot Marthe Haugland, Senior Innovation Advisor Nordic Innovation Cathrine Barth, Co-Founder CircularNorway Moderator Andrea Orsag, Founder MissionC The photo is showing the result of a poll that was answered by the audience of the Webinar, May 11. Welcome to join the next webinars on NordicCE2020-What's Next on May 18 and May 25. Please visit our event site for more information   On behalf of the organisation partners:  
Swedish Chamber Annual Review 2019

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very proud to present our Annual Review 2019 which are sent to all our members this week and will be published on our website within short.

  The Swedish Chamber of Commerce welcomes all members to the Anual General Meeting to be held on June 30, 2020.   Time: 10.00 Venue: Swedish Chamber of Commerce Fred. Rosekestraat 115 1076 EE Amsterdam    
May 4 is the day on which the Netherlands commemorates its victims of war.
‘During the national commemoration of Remembrance Day we remember all – civilians and soldiers – who have been killed or murdered in the Kingdom of the Netherlands or anywhere else in the world in war situations or during peacekeeping operations since the outbreak of the Second World War.’ This is the official text of the Memorandum for Remembrance Day on 4 May. Ever since the end of the Second World War, the Netherlands has been commemorating its dead on 4 May. As from 1961, the Dutch victims of the Second World War are remembered together with Dutch victims of other conflicts, wars and peacekeeping missions that have taken place since the outbreak of the Second World War in the Netherlands. The national observance of Remembrance Day in the Netherlands takes place on 4 May, at 8pm. At that moment, two minutes of silence are observed throughout the country to commemorate Dutch victims of war. A commemoration ceremony is held on Dam Square in Amsterdam in the presence of the head of state and various representatives of both the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Dutch Parliament. This national observance of Remembrance Day is held simultaneously with local commemoration ceremonies in nearly every town and city in the Netherlands. At 8pm, the entire country is silent for two minutes.

Regulations concerning 4 May

On 4 May, all shops are required by law to close by 7pm. The vast majority of the cafés, bars and restaurants, but also casinos, also comply with the National Committee’s request to honour the two minutes of silence. Football matches and large pop concerts are temporarily brought to a halt. In recent years, even a number of online social networks have made it a point to encourage users to honour the two minutes of silence on 4 May. Public transport and road traffic essentially come to a standstill throughout the whole country at 8pm.  

On 5 May, the Netherlands celebrates the day it was liberated.

For more information about May 4 and 5
Swe-Cham Member Volvo Cars providing cars for Swedish healthcare workers
Swedish Chamber Patron Member Volvo Cars joins’s initiative of providing cars that Swedish healthcare workers can borrow for free in order to avoid riding public transportation to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the new contribution from Volvo Cars there are now 425 vehicles that hospital employees around Sweden can use. The initiative started on 1 April where the Volvo Cars brand, Volvo Car Mobility together with a few other businesses started lending cars and motorcycles to the healthcare workers. So far, there has been high demand for the cars and the aim is to further scale up if needed.   For more information:
VodafoneZiggo launches 5G with Ericsson Spectrum Sharing
  • Ericsson and VodafoneZiggo switch on 5G, driving digitization in the competitive Dutch market
  • Ericsson Spectrum Sharing enables VodafoneZiggo to deploy 5G using existing spectrum assets
  • Nationwide 5G coverage planned for July 2020
VodafoneZiggo, the leading Dutch communications service provider, is launching 5G with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Spectrum Sharing and , for an economic and seamless roll-out of the latest mobile technology offering enhanced network performance. Part of their  strategy, VodafoneZiggo is switching on their 5G network using the  solution enabling their subscribers to benefit from improved user experience. Jeroen Hoencamp, CEO of VodafoneZiggo, says: “5G is an evolution that opens doors to new possibilities. Today we are introducing 5G via ‘Ericsson Spectrum Sharing’ in our GigaNet. We are making use of the latest innovative technology to apply 5G in existing frequency bands, using our existing antennas. With the addition of 5G, we want to offer the Netherlands the best fixed and mobile digital infrastructure in the world which will result in a new form of connectedness. Keeping our customers connected is at the core of what we do, and we know this partnership with Ericsson will ensure that we do just that”. Arun Bansal, President Europe and Latin America, says: “This is another great example of our strong partnership with VodafoneZiggo. Launching 5G in the most economical way by jointly deploying an end-to-end 5G solution using Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, as well as leveraging their existing Ericsson Evolved Packet Core in a Non-Standalone configuration. Truly, it’s in times of crisis that we realize just how vital our communications networks are. Investing in 5G opens so many opportunities for us all, from remote medical care to automating resilient utilities services. Working together, we can keep more people connected, and safe.” A unique spectrum environment The spectrum situation in the Netherlands is different compared to other European countries. In June of 2020, the 700MHz frequency will be auctioned, but the 3.5GHz band, which is currently being used by the country’s defense satellite system, will not be available by auction until 2022. By deploying Ericsson Spectrum Sharing already now, VodafoneZiggo can quickly introduce 5G over a wide area, using existing frequency bands and existing Ericsson Radio System equipment. The Ericsson Spectrum Sharing software, which is , can run on any of the five million 5G-ready radios Ericsson has delivered since 2015. The launch of 5G is a continuation of a long-standing partnership in which Ericsson delivers the majority of the mobile network technology and managed services to VodafoneZiggo. In January 2020, the partners launched a , the 5G HUB, offering companies, startups and students the chance to explore 5G in practice. Previously, the partners also achieved   and in February 2020, a 3G switch off was realized enabling VodafoneZiggo to leverage the 2100 MHz band and provide increased capabilities to end users. Click here for Press Release: Photo: Ericsson
Remote WorkOUT by Swe-Cham member Upthere Everywhere
Sign up for Remote WorkOUT by Swe-Cham member UpThere Everywhere. Over the next several weeks, you’ll get a series of emails with links to short 5-minute videos offering inspiration and exercises you can do easily in your home. We'll also give you some additional hints and tips we hope you'll find useful when working remotely. Read more here
Update from Patron Member Heussen’s Corona Helpdesk blog May 4, 2020
A new update by Swedish Chamber Patron Member Heussen advocaten en notarissen Corona helpdesk blog 4 May 2020

General overview of the Measures Imposed by The Council for the Judiciary

It has now been 6 weeks since the Judiciary decided to close the doors of the courts, tribunals and special colleges. Cases are still being dealt with, but in a different manner. The measures taken by The Council for the Judiciary (the Judiciary) as a result of the outbreak of Covid-19 are addressed in brief in this article. Click here to go to article