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New EU Commissioner for enlargement in North Macedonia

Olivér-Várhelyi
European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Olivér Várhelyi will visit Skopje on January 156th and next day Tirana.In his meetings in both countries, Várhelyi is expected to discuss the countries’ way ahead in the EU accession, after the process stalled in October, when European leaders refused to open talks with Albania and North Macedonia. They will reconsider the issue in March 2020. France has demanded the EU to reform accession procedures, w ...

EU is losing billions because of pirated goods by China and other countries

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The European Commission published report on protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in third countries. Intellectual property rights infringements worldwide cost European firms billions of euros in lost revenue and put thousands of jobs at risk. The report identifies three groups of countries on which the EU will focus its action: 1) China; 2) India, Indonesia, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine; 3) Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Malaysia, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Thailand. China ...

Lisbon bus project uses 100% used cooking oil as fuel

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Lisbon’s public transportation company Carris has joined forces with the private sector in a project aiming to boost sustainable mobility in the country’s capital through the use of 100% used cooking oils (UCO). The “Powered by Biodiesel” project is a joint initiative between Carris and Prio, a leading advanced fuels and biofuels operator in Portugal. Last July, the first phase was launched with three buses between Serafina and the Marquis of Pombal route in Lisbon running with B100. ...