Speedier processing times for renewable energy patents

Speaking at the European Patent Forum on Thursday, Spain's Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Miguel Sebastián, announced that the processing time for renewable energy patents will be cut from the current 33-month period to no more than 12 months.

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Spain hosts a conference on the reform of Common Fisheries Policy

The European Commission and the Spanish Presidency are organising a major Stakeholder Conference on the Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy in La Coruña, Spain. Representatives from European institutions, national administrations, the fisheries sector, the scientific community and non-governmental organisations will attend and the conference is open to the press.

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Most EU citizens are in favour of European legislation on radioactive waste

The European Commission has published a Eurobarometer survey showing that an overwhelming majority of Europeans would find it useful to have European legislation on radioactive waste management. The concern for the safety risk related to radioactive waste is shared both in countries with nuclear power plants and those with no nuclear energy.

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