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Thursday, 21 December 2017

EU Commission: European Cooperation: SPTO adapts its quality management system

European Cooperation: SPTO adapts its quality management system

The Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO) has successfully completed the external audit which certifies the adaptation of its Quality Management System to the new version of the ISO 9001 (2015) standard.

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Regional workshops organised in Latin America to extend benefits of EUIPN tools to non-EU IP Offices
A series of Regional Workshops took place in Latin America from 27 November to 20 December 2017. 
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Report on the Return of Experience (REX) on the CSM for monitoring

This report addresses the requirements in points 5 and 7 of Article 5 of the (EU) Regulation 1078/2012 on the Common Safety Method for monitoring. It was transmitted to the European Commission.

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Press Release: Somalia security situation

EASO publishes a Country of Origin Information (COI) report on security situation in Somalia
Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled 'Somalia security situation'. The report is the third EASO COI report on Somalia, and provides an update of the EASO COI report on Somalia security situation, published in February 2016. 
 


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Greece: European Investment Bank confirms EUR 70 million loan for ElvalHalcor planned expansion

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide EUR 70 million loan to support a planned EUR 150 million investment programme of ElvalHalcor Hellenic Copper and Aluminium Industry S.A in technical and building infrastructure, which will also demand additional operating and working capital funds of more than EUR 50 million in the next 5 years. This loan contract is the first step in implementing this important investment, since ElvalHalcor envisages to attract further international financing. ElvalHalcor is a leading aluminium rolling company worldwide, one of the largest Greek exporters and the only aluminium rolling company in Greece. 

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