Wednesday, 20 September 2017
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portugalASMAA (Algarve Surf and Marine Activities Association) has announced the launch of its new campaign “Dar Voz ao Povo – Giving Voice to the People”.

With this campaign ASMAA aims to create a platform where the people can voice their human rights infringement concerns.

The campaign starts by focusing on the primary concern areas arising from offshore and onshore oil and gas exploration including the use of hydraulic fracturing and other non-conventional technologies will have on their lives, the environment and local economy.

brexitLenThe referendum of June 23, 2016 regarding Britain’s 'remain in' or 'exit from' the European Union, through its subversive Brexit result - the first major, painful defeat for the under German control European Union of the banks and multinationals - undoubtedly shook the dominant British and European political and economical system, writes economist Karderinis Isidoros.*

The British, taken as a whole, are not the people of a protectorate who might have perhaps a slave mentality. They are the proud people of a great country that in the past has been an empire and today is one of the world's largest economies.

4801Campaigner, Brian Cave from the 'Votes for Expat Brits' pressure group gives an update on post-Brexit Europe and the progress of the Votes for Life legal challenge by veteran activist Harry Shindler which now is being assessed at the United Nations Commission of Human Rights.

"There are two avenues to explore.

1. Whether to fight the legality of the result or

2. To accept the result and demand that the British Government achieves protection of the way of life of British Citizens in the EU after Brexit.

bpccThe British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, with its mission to promote bilateral trade and business opportunities between Portugal and the UK by assisting companies engaged in bilateral trade, has issued the following statements concerning the recent Referendum result.

"The soundings that we and other British Chambers of Commerce conducted prior to referendum was that there was a strong preference for Britain to remain within the EU. However the British electorate has made their decision and we must move on even though many of our members may not agree with the choice the British voters have made.

4871Portugal intends to do everything possible to ensure that the rights of the Portuguese citizens in the UK and of British nationals who live, visit or invest in Portugal are all guaranteed in the wake of Britain’s sensational decision to leave the European Union, writes Len Port.

This reassurance came from Prime Minister António Costa following the shock result of Thursday’s referendum in the UK. While helping to steady individual fears, Prime Minister Costa also declared that “we have the oldest alliance in the world with the United Kingdom and it will carry on long after what will be the departure of the UK from the European Union.”

Brexit from an Expat Perspective: British Living Abroad Want to Stay in the EUAn InterNations survey among more than 1,800 British expats shows that 72 percent are in favor of remaining in the EU.

Brexit, Algarve & democracyIt seems clear that the majority of Britons want to quit the EU. Most probably the prime minister will have to negotiate the terms of the exit.

Most probably the political leaders of the EU, those who have been involved in scandals such as the special ‘almost no-tax’ Luxembourg agreements with American and German mega-corporations, will offer symbolic advantages for the UK to remain in the EU.

8572At this time over 300,000 overseas Britons have registered to vote in the Referendum on June 23rd, a ten-fold increase from the years prior to 2015. 

Brian Cave from Votes for Expat Brits in France estimates that had those living overseas for 15 years or more been allowed to register, this figure would have exceeded 600,000.