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The European Union has taken a big step toward clinching a deal with Chile on the international trade in organic food products.

The EU member states on Monday agreed to recognize the equivalence of each other’s organic product rules and regulations, making it easier for the trade of such products in each other’s markets.

The EU’s organic food production is growing and the deal will allow it to target the Chilean market better. At the same time, products such as Chilean organic wines will also find it easier to be recognized in Europe.

The European parliament still needs to give the deal its final approval but that is not expected to be problematic.

Originally reported by Associated Press.

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Wild Bluebells form a carpet in the Hallerbos in Halle near Brussels

Wild Bluebells, which bloom around mid-April, form carpet in the Hallerbos, also known as ‘The Blue Forest’, in Halle near Brussels, Belgium April 19, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Each spring, the ground of the forest Hallerbos trades in its brown and green hues for vibrant blue, when a burst of bluebell flowers bloom.

The bluebells are at their height in mid-April, but the fervent bloom lasts only seven to 10 days. Afterwards, leaves emerge in the beech trees above, blocking sunlight from reaching the flowers below. Visitors then have to wait another year to catch a glimpse of these wild flowers.

The protected forest, located south of Brussels near the town of Halle, draws locals and tourists to witness a landscape that looks plucked from a fairy tale.

Local student Violette Yernaux came for her first time to see the flowers, walk through nature and relax.

“They are all together like a carpet. It’s so pretty,” Yernaux said.

Originally reported by Reuters.

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Energy efficiency is a subject unlikely to grab the headlines, but there is a quiet revolution under way that is changing the electricity industry and helping to save the planet from climate change.

After decades of constant increases, the consumption of electricity in many European countries is going down. Coupled with the rise in the use of renewable energy, this has cut carbon emissions faster than expected.

Some countries, notably Germany, have been expecting and planning for this to happen, but the UK government has been surprised by the trend. It forecast a continued rise in the use of electricity − but it has been falling.

The use of electricity per person in the UK has gone down every year since 2008, causing the government to repeatedly revise its future forecasts for energy consumption.

Part of the reason for this is European Union regulations that have pushed the production of energy-efficient appliances, machinery and light bulbs.

But another significant factor is the appointment by many large companies and organisations of sustainability officers, whose specific job it is to find ways of using less resources – particularly energy.

Energy expertise

As this trend has gathered pace, more than 100 of the best-known organisations in the UK, many of them charities, have joined together to support the Fit for the Future Network, which has the simple aim of sharing expertise on ways of using less energy and cutting carbon dioxide use. The results can be remarkable.

The savings made on its energy bills in England by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution alone pays for 10 extra inshore rescue boats a year, and have allowed the National Trust, which looks after the countryside, to find the extra money this year to restore 36 kilometres of footpaths.

Collectively, the organisations saved 4,144 tonnes of carbon dioxide going into the atmosphere in 2016, and saved themselves £1.2 million on their electricity bills. They also increased by 50% their own output of renewable energy, reducing the need for new power stations.

The success of the Fit for the Future Network, which only started life in 2012, is down to the simple idea of sharing experience between people who have the same job in different organisations.

By discussing ideas, success stories and knowledge of potential setbacks with dozens of other people trying to achieve the same objectives, experience shows that energy saving and renewables schemes are implemented far quicker and at less cost.

The idea grew from an award won by the National Trust in Wales in 2012 for saving 40% on its energy bills.

A practical side of the award from the Ashden Trust sustainability charity is that winners get expert advice on how to continue their work and are asked to share some of their experience so that others can benefit too.

Simon Brammer, UK programmes manager at Ashden, and Trust Executive at the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, says he had to find a way of helping others to learn the National Trust’s secrets. “After all, if you can make a castle energy efficient than any other building should be a piece of cake,” he argues.

He says that there were many large property-owning organisations that could benefit from saving this quantity of energy. “We asked: How could they learn from each other? How do we prevent the wasted effort of re-inventing the wheel every time, and how can we ensure organisations trust the advice they receive?”

Renewable resources

The result was the Fit for the Future Network. Organisations as diverse as Guide Dogs for the Blind, the Tate Gallery, Cancer Research UK, the Natural History Museum, the Canal & River Trust and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds came together with the same objectives of cutting the use of energy and increasing renewable resources.

Sarah Butler-Sloss, founder director of Ashden Sustainable Solutions, says: “What is so important about this network is that it brings organisations together to accelerate their energy reduction plans. And, not just that, the money saved on energy can be ploughed back into the organisation’s core services, whether its buying lifeboats, fighting cancer or preserving the UK’s heritage.”

As a result of its success and growing membership, the network is widening its remit beyond energy to include wastewater, food and other issues that need to be improved to make businesses more sustainable.

Members believe that although the organisation began in Britain its ideas could be used in any country and would have a direct impact on the cutting the use of fossil fuels everywhere.

Originally reported by Climate News Network

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France has issued a record 7 billion euros ($7.5 billion) in so-called green treasury bonds, a boost to efforts to generate investment in clean energy.

The French government celebrated the higher than expected demand for Tuesday’s bond issue. President Francois Hollande called on others to follow France’s example.

The 22-year bonds that will go exclusively toward green energy spending were sold to banks, insurers and other institutional investors at a 1.75 percent interest rate, comparable to classic government bonds for the same period.

Other countries and funds have experimented with green bonds, but France’s issue Tuesday was exceptional in its size and duration.

Hollande’s government has championed green bonds since hosting the 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to fight global warming by reducing carbon emissions and investing in renewable energy.

Originally reported by Associated Press.

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A vintage wheelcap of a BMW is pictured before a news conference marking the company's centenary celebrations in Munich

A vintage wheelcap of a BMW is pictured before a news conference marking the company’s 100th birthday festivities in Munich, southern Germany March 7, 2016

BMW wants to boost sales of electric cars by two-thirds next year to 100,000 vehicles as the luxury automaker is offering more battery-powered models, Süddeutsche Zeitung reported, citing Chief Executive Officer Harald Krüger.

Munich-based BMW expects to increase its deliveries of fully electric and hybrid vehicles to around 60,000 units this year, Krüger said in an interview published on Monday. Sales of battery-powered BMW models have totalled about 100,000 cars since 2013, he noted.

“Electric mobility will come, but demand is not going through the roof at the moment,” the newspaper quoted Krüger as saying.

To help improve sales, BMW is also increasing the battery range of its i3 city vehicle by 50 percent this year. The i3, BMW’s only fully battery-powered car, sold only 25,000 units last year.

The company, which has dropped behind Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz in global luxury-car sales rankings, wants to expand the share of electric cars and hybrid models to between 15 percent and 25 percent of sales by 2025, the newspaper reported.

Originally reported by Reuters

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El Vedadillo wind farm, 60 kilometres south of Pamplona.

El Vedadillo wind farm is 60 kilometres south of Pamplona. (ABC News: Niall Lenihan)

Enough wind energy is being generated in Spain to power more than 29 million homes every day, according to one of the country’s biggest renewable energy companies.

While Australia debates the future role of renewables after the blackout in South Australia, Spain is determined to remain one of the global leaders in the field.

Spanish firm Acciona gave ABC News access to its control centre in Pamplona where it monitors 9,500 wind turbines around the world on a minute-by-minute basis.

A large screen allows employees to zoom in on specific wind turbines — some up to 17,000 kilometres away in Australia — and determine if the blades are pitched perfectly or if maintenance is needed.

“The important thing is to predict and forecast what is going to happen,” the centre’s director Miguel Ezpeleta said.

‘It’s A Real Situation’

During the night in November last year, wind energy provided 70 per cent of Spain’s electricity needs.

A daytime record was reached in January 2015, when 54 per cent of electricity use was provided by wind.

“It’s incredible. Some years ago people would say we would be crazy people saying these kinds of things, just dreaming but today it’s a real situation,” Mr Ezpeleta said.

But he was adamant the peak of 70 per cent was not the limit.

“I think people are going to tell me we’re crazy but I’m pretty sure we’ll arrive at 100 per cent for one moment for sure,” Mr Ezpeleta said.

The European Union target for 2020 is for Spain to reach 20 per cent of all energy needs, including electricity, heating, cooling and transport using renewable energy.

It is currently at 17.4 per cent — just below that target.

Cradle of Renewable Energy

Every July, thousands of tourists come to Pamplona for the famous running of the bulls.

But the area is also renowned for being the Cradle of Renewable Energy.

It was here the power and possibilities of wind were recognised in the 1980s.

Spain is not rich in oil or gas and has very little coal, so it either imported the resources or began finding other ways to create energy.

Spain’s mix has been very broad. Nuclear power accounts for 20.9 per cent, while natural gas and coal are both just above 15 per cent each.

There is no talk of closing down Spain’s nuclear power stations, but they do want to decrease the amount spent importing fuel from elsewhere.

And that is where wind comes into the picture.

At the El Vedadillo wind farm, 60 kilometres south of Pamplona, the turbine blades spin slowly, casting shadows on the ground.

The nearest village, Falces, earns a third of its yearly budget from the surrounding wind farms.

Its Mayor Valentin Garcia said residents were happy to rely on renewable energy and he could not remember the last time there were any blackouts.

“There’s a very good perception of wind technology because of two reasons,” Mr Garcia said.

“One reason is the economical benefit for the town and the second is we are helping to produce cleaner energies.”

High Power Bills Remain

Critics said renewable energies had not brought down electricity prices in Spain, in fact some suggested they had increased as much as 60 per cent since 2006.

“Every day is getting more expensive. I don’t know if it’s because of the taxes or why,” Falces resident Maria Angeles Verjara said.

One argument is, while wind is cheap, there will always be the need for backups — because wind is unpredictable and keeping other power sources, like Spain’s nuclear power stations, operational is costly.

But Acciona executives disputed those criticisms and director for the Asia-Pacific region Javier Montes said countries should not be discouraged from setting high renewable energy targets.

“Properly managed, there should be no issues with that. The examples in Europe show that,” Mr Montes said.

“The one thing going in Spain’s favour is that the electrical system has been built with the goal of making it very reliable and able to take very heavy knocks with extreme weather events or major technical failures.”

Originally reported by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

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Bears once held in grim captivity in Albania are adapting to a new life in a sanctuary in Kosovo, encouraging many in Albania to create their own safe haven.

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After being tormented in a cage for two years, forlorn brown bear Tomi left Albania and found a new, better home in Kosovo one month ago.

The five-year-old bear who had been kept in captivity in dismal conditions to “entertain” visitors to a restaurant in the north of Tirana has now been rehoused at a sanctuary near Lake Badovc, 21 kilometres from Pristina.

Once described in the international media as the saddest bear in the world, Tomi on Thursday was enjoying playing and catching apples in a green open area of the so-called Animal Forest of Pristina.

“Like no other bear in the centre, Tomi has enjoyed his new home since the first day, always playing and looking content,” Fitore Berisha, a guide in the centre, told BIRN.

Afrim Mahmuti, representative of Four Paws organisation and director of the Pristina animal sanctuary, told BIRN that Tomi and two other bears brought from Albania, called Xhina and Pashuk, were still in the rehabilitation phase.

“They have experienced misery and now their physical and mental health is slowly improving. The three Albanian bears have been kept in critical conditions and isolation for years, so the process is going to be a long ride,” Mahmuti said.

Pashuku, who before coming to Pristina needed a surgical operation to remove an iron chain stuck inside his neck, also seems to be enjoying his new life.

On the other hand, Xhina, another “restaurant bear” from Albania, still seems frightened and nervous. She runs inside her den every time humans approach. The park caretakers hope that she will overcome her anxiety one day.

Three Albanians bears are among 16 rehomed in Kosovo, a country that seems to have had some success when it comes to its bear sanctuary.

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Work on the centre in Pristina started in 2012, after news broke of the grim phenomenon of captured bears being used to entertain people for profit.

The international organisation, Four Paws, entered into negotiations with the government of Kosovo while a foundation was created to manage the centre.

The Pristina Municipality donated free use of 16 hectares for 10 years, while supporting it also by building a nearby road that will bring visitors to the centre.

In its four years of existence, the centre has gathered 19 bears formerly held in captivity, from three to 17 years in age, while employing 16 mainly young people from the Pristina area as staff.

Animal Forest of Pristina Director Mahmuti said the park has become an important tourist destination for Kosovo. During the first nine months of this year alone, around 30,000 people bought tickets to visit it.

“We are not only taking care of the bears but are also organising training with children and young people on how they can protect nature and wild animals. With the help of volunteers from all over Europe, we are helping different campaigns to protect the environment in Kosovo,” he said.

But having the main focus on bears, Mahmuti said they consider it a major success that during 2015 and 2016 no new cases of bears kept in cages in Kosovo were reported.

Albania Learns From Neighbour’s Experience

Albania has a more problematic situation over bears kept in captivity. Around 50 bears are still stuck in various cages all over the country.

“One in six of all Albanian bears is in captivity and this is a very disturbing situation,” Megi Hafizi, from Animal Rescue Albania, ARSA, said.

A delegation from the Albanian Ministry of Environment, the Tirana Municipality and organisations protecting animals and the environment met in Pristina on Thursday to learn lessons on how a similar sanctuary can be set up in Tirana.

In April, the Ministry asked organisations in the region and in Europe to help it set up a shelter for rescued bears.

Some 18 bears were rescued or are in process of being rescued during 2016. The ministry was helped by Four Paws and by local organisations in this task.

But the process of sending bears abroad is costly and creating a sanctuary in Albania is essential if Albania wants to rescue all the bears now stuck in captivity.

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The Albanian Ministry of Environment, Four Paws and Tirana Municipality are now in the process of building a centre. Mt Dajti near Tirana is considered the best location.

“We have identified an area of 17 hectares on Mt Dajti, which is considered a strategic position for creating a centre like that,” Artenisa Peculaj, a specialist from the national agency for protected areas, said.

What is missing is money. Based on the Kosovo experience, more than one million euros will be needed to start a bear sanctuary and the high annual cost is calculated to run to several hundred thousand euros.

The Pristina sanctuary spent 160,000 euros during 2015 on bear food and maintenance alone.

Albanian institutions are hoping to gather enough donations for the creation of this centre, as financing it from the state budget is not an option.

Originally reported by BalkanInsight.

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For six months until September, more electricity came from sunlight than coal-fired power stations.

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Solar panels generated more electricity than coal in the past six months in a historic year for getting energy from the sun in the UK, according to a new analysis.

Research by the Carbon Brief website found that solar generated nearly 7,000 gigawatt hours of electricity between April and September, about 10 per cent more than the 6,300GwH produced by coal during the same period.

The figures represent a dramatic turnaround in the UK’s electricity supplies.

The first ever day when solar produced more than coal was only on 9 April – when there was no coal-fired electricity for the first time since 1882. But then May became the first ever month when this happened.

Solar capacity nearly doubled in 2015, but has been hit hard by cuts to Government support, which is currently needed to persuade investors to build any kind of power generation, including fossil fuels.

James Court, head of policy at the Renewable Energy Association, said: “Solar overtaking coal this summer would have been largely unthinkable five years ago.

“This new data shows its popularity amongst homeowners and businesses and its falling costs. Now that we have a significant global and domestic industry, solar is one of the cheapest forms of power.

“Government policy stability is critical, however. Solar PV deployment in August 2016 was one third of what it was in August 2015 due to the sudden and severe changes to policy in the past year.”

The trend is unlikely to continue. Because there is less sunlight and a rise in demand for heating and lighting during the winter months, coal will once again overtake solar.

However scientists have recently been working on using a novel technology to store energy from the summer sun until it is needed in the winter.

And energy storage systems, which solve potential intermittency problems with some renewable generators, have been increasing.

“The role for solar is significantly expanding as we develop complementary energy storage technologies, but we need government support to continue to achieve its potential,” Mr Court said.

A report by the Renewable Energy Association found there were now 35 grid-scale electricity storage projects and at least 1,500 residential ones, totalling about 3.2GW.

These include hydro schemes, where electricity can be used to pump water uphill so that it can be used to drive turbines when needed.

Gluts of renewable electricity can cause prices to go very low or even negative, which happened in Germany among other countries.

The latter scenario means those with storage capacity can make money twice: once when they are paid to take electricity from the grid and again when the electricity is used at a time when electricity prices turn positive again.

Frank Gordon, a senior policy analyst at the Renewable Energy Association, said: “Energy storage has great potential in the UK, and can unlock billions worth of savings according to the Government’s advisers.

“Our research indicates that there are multiple gigawatts of capacity that are being proposed or are ready to be developed, but a joined-up and supportive policy structure is critically needed.”

The Government announced last year that it planned to phase out what it called “unabated” coal-fired power stations by 2025.

This suggests emissions would need to be at least partially “abated” or reduced by that date. The Government has not said what level would be allowed.

Juliet Davenport, chief executive of renewable energy supplier Good Energy, said: “Renewable energy has been an unbelievable success story in the UK and around the globe.

“When I started my company 15 years ago, you could fit the whole UK renewable energy industry into a small room, and now nearly 25 per cent of the UK’s power comes from renewables.

“We’ve also seen a renewable revolution on people’s rooftops with more than 750,000 UK homes generating their own energy from the sun.

“As clean technology advances, Britain is bidding farewell to coal. The transition to a 100 per cent renewable future is within Britain’s grasp.”

Originally reported by The Independent.

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Consulting CWIIL Group of Companies, for any / all investment matters ensures advice based on highest level of knowledge which are given to you by a team of select research-oriented experts whom each will do their own assessment of your matter, and also assess it together, thus ensuring that in case a mistake has been made by one, it will be noticed and corrected even before it is being passed on to you. Receiving incorrect and un-knowledgeable investment advice can be disastrous and thus should be avoided.

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Marketing Research & Development Division,
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The Swedish government is introducing tax breaks on repairs to everything from bicycles to washing machines so it will no longer make sense to throw out old or broken items and buy new ones.

Sweden’s ruling Social Democrat and Green party coalition is set to submit proposals to parliament on Tuesday to slash the VAT rate on repairs to bicycles, clothes and shoes from 25% to 12%.

It will also submit a proposal that would allow people to claim back from income tax half of the labour cost on repairs to appliances such as fridges, ovens, dishwashers and washing machines.

“We believe that this could substantially lower the cost and so make it more rational economic behaviour to repair your goods,” said Per Bolund, Sweden’s minister for financial markets and consumer affairs and one of six Green party cabinet members.

Bolund has been a key figure in driving through the new incentives. He estimates that the VAT cut will reduce the cost of a repair worth 400 SEK (£36) by about 50 SEK, enough to stimulate the repair industry in Sweden.

He hopes the tax break on appliances will spur the creation of a new home-repairs service industry, providing much-needed jobs for new immigrants who lack formal education.

The incentives are part of a shift in government focus from reducing carbon emissions produced domestically to reducing emissions tied to goods produced elsewhere.

Sweden has cut its annual emissions of carbon dioxide by 23% since 1990 and already generates more than half of its electricity from renewable sources.

But emissions linked to consumption have stubbornly risen. Bolund said the policy also tied in with international trends around reduced consumption and crafts, such as the “maker movement” and the sharing economy, both of which have strong followings in Sweden.

“I believe there is a shift in view in Sweden at the moment. There is an increased knowledge that we need to make our things last longer in order to reduce materials’ consumption,” he said.

The proposals will be presented in parliament as part of the government’s budget proposals and if voted through in December will become law from 1 January 2017.

Originally reported by The Guardian.

Remember, no issue has a quick fix solution. Thus, always ensure to consult highly knowledgeable group of professionals whom would provide you with a collective advice, never individual advice. This group advice and approach is unique with CWIIL Group and is based on the overall Management Philosophy of all CWIIL Group Companies.

Consulting CWIIL Group of Companies, for any / all investment matters ensures advice based on highest level of knowledge which are given to you by a team of select research-oriented experts whom each will do their own assessment of your matter, and also assess it together, thus ensuring that in case a mistake has been made by one, it will be noticed and corrected even before it is being passed on to you. Receiving incorrect and un-knowledgeable investment advice can be disastrous and thus should be avoided.

CWIIL Group of Companies is a global group of multi-specialised units with diversified interests and activities, wherein each company is a separate legal entity registered under prevailing laws in different parts of the world. CWIIL Group of Companies Products, Services, Project and Solutions are in a multitude of Verticals including, but not limited to, Infrastructure, Power, Oil & Gas, Legal, Media, Technology, ITES, HR, Shipping, Aviation, Real Estate, Hospitals, Health and Medicine, Education, Funding & Investment, Business and Legal Consultancy, and Public Private Partnerships, and other CWIIL Group Units, worldwide, to name a few.

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Operations Research & Implementation Division,
Email : deputy.gd.11@cwiilgroup.eu
Voice : +45.8176.1946
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Address : No. 1, Klokkebjergevej, DK6900 Skjern, Denmark
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With new technology and a crackdown on logging, Romania is racing to save some of Europe’s last virgin forests, home to wolves and brown bears.

To speed the process, the European Union state has invited environmental NGOs to join official administrators in mapping the threatened woodlands and adding them to a newly established national database to guarantee their protection by law. The database should go online within six months.

Some beech forests are candidates for UNESCO’s world heritage list, which could enhance Romania’s appeal as a destination for wilderness hikers and wildlife enthusiasts.

On a recent wet afternoon in the Fagaras mountains in central Romania, Greenpeace volunteers emerged from a deep forest. They shared snacks as they discussed a day spent charting trees in a virgin area of 140 hectares, some bearing scratch marks from large animals.

“Virgin forests were preserved on valley bottoms, rocky areas, near alpine terrain,” said Valentin Salageanu, Greenpeace forest campaign coordinator for Central and Eastern Europe. “They are forests that were hard to reach, maybe that is why they were saved.”

He estimated their area had halved in the decade since 2005, when a partial inventory indicated Romania could have 250,000 hectares of virgin forests left.

“Many of them were destroyed in the last 10 years … partially as a result of both illegal and poorly executed legal logging,” Salageanu said. Corruption is also a factor.

In response, the environment ministry has overhauled forest management, strengthened the role of guards and imposed steep fines for those who cut, ship or trade logs illegally.

It has launched a mobile app called Forest Inspector, enabling citizens to track timber trucks. For the first time, it has allotted funds to help small private owners protect their forests, a legal requirement that many can’t afford.

Environment Minister Cristiana Pasca Palmer highlighted the role of an electronic tracking system that monitors logs at every stage, from sawing to factory gate.

“This is super-important because I believe in the future it’s only through this electronic monitoring that we can in fact reduce illegal logging,” she said.

Originally reported by Reuters.

Remember, no issue has a quick fix solution. Thus, always ensure to consult highly knowledgeable group of professionals whom would provide you with a collective advice, never individual advice. This group advice and approach is unique with CWIIL Group and is based on the overall Management Philosophy of all CWIIL Group Companies.

Consulting CWIIL Group of Companies, for any / all investment matters ensures advice based on highest level of knowledge which are given to you by a team of select research-oriented experts whom each will do their own assessment of your matter, and also assess it together, thus ensuring that in case a mistake has been made by one, it will be noticed and corrected even before it is being passed on to you. Receiving incorrect and un-knowledgeable investment advice can be disastrous and thus should be avoided.

CWIIL Group of Companies is a global group of multi-specialised units with diversified interests and activities, wherein each company is a separate legal entity registered under prevailing laws in different parts of the world. CWIIL Group of Companies Products, Services, Project and Solutions are in a multitude of Verticals including, but not limited to, Infrastructure, Power, Oil & Gas, Legal, Media, Technology, ITES, HR, Shipping, Aviation, Real Estate, Hospitals, Health and Medicine, Education, Funding & Investment, Business and Legal Consultancy, and Public Private Partnerships, and other CWIIL Group Units, worldwide, to name a few.

For Further Queries Feel Free to Contact :

Mr. Gregor Novak,
Deputy Global Director, No. 11,
Operations Research & Implementation Division,
Email : deputy.gd.11@cwiilgroup.eu
Voice : +45.8176.1946
Social Media : LinkedIn – Twitter – Facebook

For Queries Specific to the EU Region :
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CWIIL Group Global Regional Headquarters Denmark,
Address : No. 1, Klokkebjergevej, DK6900 Skjern, Denmark
Voice : +45.5148.3608
Fax : +45.7014.1498
Email : corpcomm@cwiilgroup.eu
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