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ERASMUS+ SPENDING ON AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES IS RISING – WITH HOPE EXPANSION WILL CONTINUE



THE EUROPEAN Commission – the European Union (EU) executive – has claimed its Erasmus+ higher education exchange initiative is significantly boosting tertiary studies for African students and academics, with 8,500 Africans benefiting this year (2019).

In a report on the programme, which has been hailed as a flagship of the EU’s positive international impact, the Commission said that this figure was poised to keep growing, so that it will have helped more than 35,000 African students and academics by 2020.…

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EASTERN EUROPEAN PAINT AND COATINGS MARKET SHOW SOLID STABILITY AS ECONOMIES GROW STEADILY



FAR from being the zone of volatility of the 1990s, eastern and central Europe’s economies and hence their paint and coatings markets, are enjoying stability and steady growth. In Croatia, for instance, according to market researcher Euromonitor International data, the paint and coating industry posted revenues of USD147 million, USD 2 million more than in 2017.…

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SMALL SLOVENIA RETAINS DOUGHTY PLASTICS MANUFACTURING SECTOR WITH STRONG EXPORT FOCUS



Slovenia’s plastic industry has made a virtue out of the nation’s geographical position, located between the markets of central and western Europe and those of the Balkan states and the former Soviet Union. 

Drawing on these geographical – and historical political ties – the sector is geared towards exports, with these accounting for 62% of the value of the plastics industry, according to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (CCIS).…

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EUROPE STILL HAS SIGNIFICANT WORK TO COMPLETE BEFORE HARMONISING ITS NATIONAL GRID



MARCH’S approval by the European Parliament of new European Union (EU) electricity market rules, designed to increase consumer choice, boost renewables access and cap power subsidies, were hailed by the European Commission as a new dawn for the creation of the EU’s much vaunted Energy Union.…

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GREEK MILITARY TO PROVIDE ATC SERVICES TO NORTHERN MACEDONIA AS FORMER ENEMIES MULL FUTURE AVIATION COOPERATION



GREECE and the newly renamed Republic of North Macedonia have struck a military agreement enabling Greece to help monitor its neighbour’s air space, including for civilian flights. During a visit to the North Macedonian capital Skopje, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras noted the deal between the two country’s defence ministers includes the Hellenic Air Force providing air traffic control services to Northern Macedonia, which it will monitor via radar.…

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GREEK MILITARY TO PROVIDE ATC SERVICES TO NORTHERN MACEDONIA AS FORMER ENEMIES MULL FUTURE AVIATION COOPERATION



GREECE and the newly renamed Republic of North Macedonia have struck a military agreement enabling Greece to help monitor its neighbour’s air space, including for civilian flights. During a visit to the North Macedonian capital Skopje, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras noted the deal between the two country’s defence ministers includes the Hellenic Air Force providing air traffic control services to Northern Macedonia, which it will monitor via radar.…

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ILLEGAL CUT TOBACCO REACHES OVER 75% OF THE MARKET SHARE IN SOME EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES



BULK tobacco smuggling is on the rise in eastern and south-eastern Europe, and cigarette manufacturers are calling for a better coordinated approach by law enforcers, as well as the passing of clearer and stricter rules to combat the menace. While regulation is in place in some countries (Montenegro and Romania insist on licensing and growers’ record keeping, for instance), the licencing and registration of tobacco growers are still not required in others (for example Poland and Greece), causing weak links that can be exploited by smugglers, according to the legitimate tobacco industry.…

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MACEDONIA AIRPORT TO LOSE ALEXANDER THE GREAT MONIKER



A CHANGE in the name of Macedonia’s Skopje Alexander the Great Airport could be afoot, as the Macedonian government seeks to heal an 18-year-old dispute with Greece over the country’s name and association with this historic king and conqueror. Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev declared at the World Economic Forum in Davis last month (January) that he would be prepared to stop naming Skopje airport after Alexander, along with maybe changing his country’s name.…

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WESTERN BALKANS JOINS THE EUROPEAN COMMON AVIATION AREA



PRACTICAL discussions on integrating six western Balkans countries within the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA) are to take place, with an agreement allowing their entry into the bloc having come into force on December 1. The expansion includes Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo, who have formally joined the ECAA, alongside the European Union (EU), Norway and Iceland.…

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FRAPORT ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR KAVALA AIRPORT, GREECE



GERMAN airport operator Fraport has announced a new EUR10 million development plan for Kavala International Airport, which serves eastern Macedonia and Thrace in northern Greece. Fraport Greece CEO Alexander Zinell said Fraport would upgrade the existing terminal, expanding it by 2,000 square metres, installing a new baggage handling system while remodelling and expanding its fire station.…

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