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Green Awards ceremony honours exceptional LIFE projects
02.06.2017 y.

Outstanding LIFE projects from the programme's 25-year history were celebrated at the Green Awards ceremony in Brussels on 30 May. A special edition of the annual LIFE awards, the Green Awards singled out projects that have had remarkable effects on the EU's natural environment and in creating green jobs and boosting green growth over the past quarter century. Among them was the LIFE+ project "Conservation of Imperial Eagle and Saker Falcon in key Natura 2000 sites in Bulgaria".

Taking place during EU Green Week, the packed ceremony was attended by people from across the EU, with representatives from local authorities, government agencies, educational institutions, students, private companies, NGOs and volunteers.

The event kicked off with a keynote speech by the European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, who noted: "A quarter century is a long time, and over that time [LIFE] has achieved a great deal. It has funded more than 4 000 projects to the tune of over €3 billion." He told attendees that the awards symbolise the Commission's "appreciation for the efforts of thousands, th ...

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