Main EU Agencies

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Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators Launched in 2011 to assist and coordinate the work of national regulatory authorities, ensuring the proper functioning of the single European market in gas and electricity.

Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications Established in 2009 to help the European Commission and national regulatory authorities implement EU regulations on electronic communications.

  • Address: Zigfrīda Annas Meierovica Bulvaris 14, 2nd Floor, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia.

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Community Plant Variety Office Launched in 1995 to administer a system of plant variety rights. The system allows Community Plant Variety Rights (CPVRs), valid throughout the European Union, to be granted for new plant varieties as sole and exclusive form of Community intellectual property rights.

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