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Lisbon is running for European Green Capital 2019

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Lisbon is one of five cities that are finalists to become European Green Capital 2019.

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The European Commission made the announcement and it is the first time a southern European capital has come so far in the competition.

The other finalists - in a category for which competitors must have more than 100,000 inhabitants - are Ghent (Belgium), Lahti (Finland), Oslo (Norway) and Tallinn (Estonia).

In a statement the Lisbon councillor for green policies, José Sá Fernandes, described the achievement as “historic”, given that it is the first capital in southern Europe to make the finals.

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