As an independent nation, Portugal was founded in 1143. Its boundaries have remained unchanged since then. It is arguably the oldest country in the world. Portugal began the globalization process in the fifteenth century, becoming the first political and economic power on a truly global scale. So how can the oldest country in the world and a pioneer of globalization be dubbed as a startup?
Every nation has its ups and downs and Portugal is no exception. Precisely because of its longevity, Portugal has already gone through several heydays, as well as hard periods. Portugal is currently (and once again) exploring. It is a small-size country trying to find its place in a world where strength of numbers is increasingly important; trying to find out the value it has to offer again, to the world.
The EU on Wednesday scrapped a controversial plan to limit its landmark free mobile phone roaming policy to 90 days a year, after an outcry from angry consumer groups.
While doing away with time limits for roaming across the currently 28-nation bloc, the European Commission said it will instead impose checks to curb abuse of the system.
InterNations now offers expats an easy way to stay in touch and explore upcoming events on the go.
InterNations (www.internations.org), the world’s largest network and information site for people who live and work abroad, just launched a new mobile app that is destined to make life easier for expats: connecting and messaging with other international people, joining events in 390 cities around the world and sharing personal photos with the community can now all be done on the move via the InterNations app, which is available for Android and iOS.
180 MW of solar projects have been authorized under the market system in the south of the nation. Additionally, 68 licenses for solar projects are being processed, which total more than 2 GW of potential.
In Portugal licenses for PV projects under the market system are being processes which total 2.1 GW of capacity, according to a government press release.
An innovative new customer service was introduced at Faro Airport this week that lets customers use the “Coindrum” machines to convert all their unwanted coins into a shopping voucher for the Duty Free Store.
Its main advantage for travellers is that they won’t have unwanted Euro coins currency left once they depart Portugal, however the service also offers an extra perk: vouchers are worth 10% more than whatever customers deposit into the unit.
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British holidaymakers in Portugal and other EU countries are to get access to BBC iPlayer and Sky Go as the EU make changes copyright rules in plans that have distressed broadcasters.
The BBC is having to allow licence fee payers to access the iPlayer from abroad under new Brussels rules designed to create a single market for digital services.
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The following advice is from the legitimate Microsoft website.