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Over €200 million approved “for improved electrical links with EU”

Following on from a memorandum of understanding agreed last June, Brussels has now approved a total of 15 projects in Portugal and Spain designed to “improve electrical connections between the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe”.

Among these is a €250,000 link in the north of the country, joining Pedralva (Braga) with Alfena (Porto), and a €1.47 million gas pipeline, joining Spain with France.

The works should “stop the Iberian Peninsula from being an island, from an energy point of view”, explain news reports.