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Sixth plenary conference: “National Convention on European Union in North Macedonia: Achieving Fundamental values for European future”

On December 13, 2023, in the premises of Hotel Aleksandar Palace, the sixth Plenary Session of the National Convention on the European Union in the Republic of North Macedonia was held, organized by the European Movement in North Macedonia. The conference is dedicated to presenting the achieved results of EMMK for 2023, as well as to discussing the most current topics in Macedonia, in relation to its candidate status in the Union, namely: discussion on the rule of law, and on corruption as an ev ...

Bulgaria vetoes Macedonia’s accession to the EU

  Macedonia stumbles upon yet another hurdle on her way to the European Union, this time coming from neighboring Bulgaria. The block, which occurred as a result of the two countries' disputes over history and language was confirmed at a videoconference of EU affairs ministers, writes Politico. According to the German EU affairs minister, Michael Roth, all the other delegations, with the exception of Bulgaria's, expressed their support for a successful conclusion, clarifying that G ...

New EU Commissioner for enlargement in North Macedonia

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

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

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. ...