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Bulgaria is losing patience with Greek farmers, who have blocked border checkpoints for a third consecutive day today (3 February), protesting against a planned overhaul of the pension system. The border crossings at Kulata-Promachonas, Ilinden-Exochi and Ivailovgrad- Kiprinos were closed again today, Dnevnik, the EurActiv partner in Bulgaria writes today (3 February... read more
The development of precision farming practices will provide the EU with enormous opportunities to increase its productivity, according to a European Commission official. At the 7th European Innovation Summit (7-10 December) in which EurActiv was a media partner, EU stakeholders tried to seek ways to fill the innovation gap the EU is currently facing. The rising demand... read more
The new European Border and Coast Guard Agency should be responsible for the full management of refugee and migration flows, while respecting the national sovereignty of the countries in which it operates, Nikos Xydakis told EurActiv Greece in an exclusive interview. Nikos Xydakis is Greece's Alternate Foreign Minister for European Affairs. Xydakis spoke to... read more
The European Commission has kept its distance from a loss-making state-owned enterprise that has derailed energy competition in Greece. General Mining and Metallurgical Company (Larco) is a state-owned company that was established in 1963. It is currently the biggest ferronickel producer in Europe, and one of the five largest producers worldwide. Despite high... read more
The Greek government disagrees with two crucial “points” of the European Commission’s plan for a new border force to be discussed at the two day summit starting on Thursday (17 December), but opposing a veto has been ruled out. EurActiv Greece reports. The European Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday (15 December) for a new border and coastguard force that can... read more
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