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Travel Alert: Council of Ministers approve new rules of COVID Travel: TAP resumes Boston to Ponta Delgada flights COVID’19: Portugal granted $52.5 billion in pandemic relief – European Union Study: Portuguese population to decline to less than half before 2100 COVID’19: State of calamity to remain in place
 

Travel Alert: Council of Ministers approve new rules of COVID’19 control – Portugal

Portugal Council of Ministers lifted today the ‘State of Calamity’ downgrading it to the ‘State of Contingency’ across the 19 Greater Lisbon parishes, including Lisbon Metropolitan Area. The Minister of the Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva, justified the new ruling as a “positive evolution observed in the last month,” resulting from a reduction of about 30% […]

Travel: TAP resumes Boston to Ponta Delgada flights – Azores

TAP Air Portugal has launched three times a week flights between Boston and Ponta Delgada. The inaugural flight departed on Tuesday from Ponta Delgada-João Paulo II International Airport bound for Boston. “It’s a rare privilege to be able to introduce a new route during such a hard time for the airline industry, and global travel […]

COVID’19: Portugal granted $52.5 billion in pandemic relief – European Union

Prime Minister António Costa returned home today, from the European Union (EU) summit, with the promise of €45.1 billion ($52.5 billion) over the next seven years – which Portugal need not to pay back. The deal was closed, early on Tuesday, after EU leaders reached an agreement following more than 90 hours of talks. Pleased […]

Study: Portuguese population to decline to less than half before 2100 – Portugal

Portugal is among the top 23 nations in the world whose population may decline the most, to less than half before 2100, between the reference values of 3.43 million and 6.1 million people, according to research published this week by the Lancet magazine Currently the total population of Portugal stands at 10.68 million (2017). According […]

COVID’19: State of calamity to remain in place – Portugal

Prime Minister António Costa said, on Thursday, that the state of calamity should remain in place, for 19 boroughs of the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon, for another 15 days. In addition to containment rules, recommended for the whole country, people in these areas have a civic duty to remain at home, gatherings are limited to […]

Agreement: Portuguese government takes over 72,5% of TAP – Portugal

02 July 2020

The Portuguese government announced, on Thursday, that it reached an agreement with TAP Air Portugal private shareholders, to hold 72.5% of the airline’s capital for 55 million euros, after a resolution by the Council of Ministers recognizing the public interest of keeping the airline in operation. With the move, the State has increased its participation […]

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Posted in Azores, Business, Community, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, People, Portugal, Travel, World

Honored: Aristides Sousa Mendes memorialized at the National Pantheon – Portugal

30 June 2020

The Portuguese Parliament has voted to honor Aristides de Sousa Mendes (1885-1954), who saved thousands of lives during WWII, by creating a monument to memorialize him at the National Pantheon, the place where some of the most notable Portuguese personalities are buried. The resolution stated, “Aristides Sousa Mendes, as a heroic historical figure, is part […]

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Posted in Awards, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Politics, Portugal, Religion, World

COVID’19: Lisbon under siege with new outbreaks and more restrictions – Portugal

23 June 2020

The Portuguese government has ordered new restrictive measures for the Greater Lisbon and its Metropolitan Area, in order to contain the new outbreaks of COVID’19, placing 19 parishes under a state of calamity. It was reported that around 70% to 80% of the outbreaks have occurred in the poorer communities, around the industrial hubs of […]

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Posted in Featured, Heritage, Portugal, Travel

COVID’19: Portuguese banned from visiting 17 countries – Portugal

19 June 2020

Portugal has been barred with bans and/or restrictions to enter 17 countries in Europe, due to the recent increase in domestic new infections by COVID’19, considered now to be a high-risk country by the European Union Agency for Aviation Safety. The country has been coded in “red” in the color system that classifies the transmissibility […]

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Posted in Azores, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, People, Portugal, Travel, World

Report: Population increased for the first time in 10 years – Portugal

15 June 2020

For the first time in 10 years, the Portuguese population has increased 0.19 percent in 2019, compared to 2018, thanks to immigration, the National Statistics Institute (INE) reported today. On the 31st of December 2019, the resident population in Portugal was estimated at 10,295,909 persons, 19,292 more than in 2018. In 2019, half of the […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, People, Portugal, World

Honor: Maria Lawton nominated for Emmy Award – Boston, MA

12 June 2020

Portuguese American media personality, Maria Lawton, was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of “Program Host/Moderator” by the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The virtual awards ceremony is taking place on June 13. Recognized for her culinary talent, Lawton is best known as the “Azorean Green […]

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