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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 […]

Comment: Portugal is a place of peace – by Len Port

12 June 2020

The 2020 Global Peace Index just released reveals that Portugal remains one of the most peaceful countries in the world. This latest, highly-respected index indicates that conflicts and crises that emerged in the past decade have begun to abate, only to be replaced with a new wave of tension and uncertainty as a result of the COVID-19 […]

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Posted in Awards, Azores, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, Portugal, World

Appointed: Paula Noversa Director Center For Portuguese Studies – UMass Dartmouth

10 June 2020

UMass Dartmouth recently announced that Dr. Paula Celeste Gomes Noversa was chosen as the new Director of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture.  The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, established in 1975, is a multidisciplinary international education and outreach organization dedicated to the study of the language, literature, and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Community, Featured, Organizations, People, Portugal

Congratulations! Portugal remains third most peaceful country in the world – Global Peace

10 June 2020

Portugal ranked again as the third most peaceful country in the world, among 163 states and territories, after Iceland and New Zealand, the Global Peace Index reported today. In 2014, Portugal ranked 18th, having moved up to third in 2019.  The report by the Institute for Economics & Peace also reveals that Portugal ranks first […]

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Posted in Awards, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, Portugal

Travel: SATA Airlines to resume flights to North America – Azores

07 June 2020

SATA Azores Airlines will resume international connections to North America starting July 1. Accordingly, the international connections include daily flights between Ponta Delgada and Boston and Ponta Delgada and Toronto. Other international flights starting July 1, include Praia (Cape Verde), and Frankfurt (Germany). Domestically, SATA Airlines is gradually resuming daily flights between Lisbon and Ponta Delgada; Porto […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Corvo, Faial, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Pico, Portugal, São Miguel, Terceira, Travel, World

COVID’19 Free! Azores listed “Best European Destination” 2020 – Portugal

05 June 2020

The Azores were listed  “European Best Destination,” in the context of “Coronavirus Safest Destination,” among the safest travel destinations in Europe in 2020, the Government of the Azores confirmed Friday in a press release. The distinction is based on health security in the tourism sector and its related activities, the low number of COVID’19 cases, […]

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

June 10th: National holiday scaled down to symbolic ceremony – Portugal

03 June 2020

The President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, announced today his decision to consolidate the celebrations of the 10th of June, Portugal Day, to a symbolic ceremony at the Jerónimos Monastery, in Lisbon, with just eight invited guests, due to conditions resulting from the COVID’19 pandemic. “The alternative would have been to include the Armed […]

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Posted in Community, Featured, Heritage, Portugal, World

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