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Algarve entrepreneurs are 'pioneers in the production of medical swabs' in the fight against COVID-19 in Portugal

Algarve entrepreneurs are 'pioneers in the production of medical swabs' in the fight against COVID-19 in Portugal

Daniel Varela and Joana Pedroso are two young Algarvians who, when they realized they could help fight...

Mathematician suspects exponential growth peak was surpassed on 3rd of April, as 471 COVID-19 deaths estimated in Portugal by August

Mathematician suspects exponential growth peak was surpassed on 3rd of April, as 471 COVID-19 deaths estimated in Portugal by August

In view of the official figures released today by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), which indicate 345...

Four out of five workers worldwide suspended totally or partially due to pandemic

Four out of five workers worldwide suspended totally or partially due to pandemic

The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that four out of five of all workers have been affected...

Health secretary reveals Portugal carried out 110,000 COVID-19 tests in March

Health secretary reveals Portugal carried out 110,000 COVID-19 tests in March

Portugal has carried out 110,000 diagnostic tests for COVID-19 since March 1st, the Secretary of State for...

Portugal’s coastal history of Neanderthals supping on seafood, researchers unveil fisher-hunter-gatherer lifestyle

Portugal’s coastal history of Neanderthals supping on seafood, researchers unveil fisher-hunter-gatherer lifestyle

In a mountain range in Setúbal, in a cave high above the modern coastline, a remnant of...

Bankers are 'mobilized to help the Portuguese economy', says optimistic Marcelo

Bankers are 'mobilized to help the Portuguese economy', says optimistic Marcelo

The President of the Republic affirmed this Monday that he found, upon discussions with a group of...

Makro open their doors to all consumers during the state of emergency

Makro open their doors to all consumers during the state of emergency

The wholesale chain Makro is operating as of today as a regular retailer, on a temporary basis,...

Low-cost Portugal-made ventilator innovators work against the clock in the fight against COVID-19

Low-cost Portugal-made ventilator innovators work against the clock in the fight against COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to spread through Portugal, many are concerned about the number of ventilators available in...

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Can a scar be beautiful?

Can a scar be beautiful?

Cheryl Gilmore, daughter of an American father and proud Portugeuse mother, moved here from Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband Ron four years ago. her...

Gale`s Westminster View From Isolation – March 2020

Gale`s Westminster View From Isolation – March 2020

Mad March. It all began so normally. Boris bumbling, The Tramp in ranting self-denial, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders slugging it out for...

Latest News on Covid-19 Measures In Portugal

Latest News on Covid-19 Measures In Portugal

Read about the new measures announced by the Prime Minister earlier this week, plus Q A's to some frequently asked questions regarding...

Algarve History Association: April 2020 Newsletter

Algarve History Association: April 2020 Newsletter

See a preview of potential future events. CLICK HERE to read the Algarve History Association Newsletter: April 2020. (images/pdf/April.pdf)

AlgarvePLUS Magazine - April 2020

AlgarvePLUS Magazine - April 2020

Welcome to the April issue of AlgarvePLUS magazine. Enjoy a good, absorbing read that will inform and entertain. CLICK HERE and view full screen to...

A day-to-day reflection of the new school day at the Colégio Internacional de Vilamoura

A day-to-day reflection of the new school day at the Colégio Internacional de Vilamoura

"Take care dear teacher, don't leave your home ..." It's 9:30 am. Ema Costa, a Junior Seconday School student, is sitting facing her computer...

Left Bloc - "The idea that oil is the future of energy is clearly an idea of ​​the past"

galpLogoThe parliamentary leader of the Left Bloc, Pedro Filipe Soares, today challenged the government to scrap all oil and gas exploration contracts in Portugal.
 
"The idea that oil is the future of energy is clearly an idea of ​​the past," said the bloquista, adding that no new exploration contracts should be signed.
 
The Left Bloc is presenting a draft resolution to parliament, recommending that the Government does not grant petroleum prospecting licenses in the Peniche Basin, or anywhere else. For the party, this is only the first step of a new paradigm: the objective is to ensure that there are no such oil and gas projects anywhere along the Portuguese coast.
 
Pedro Filipe Soares was part of a delegation visiting the Fortress of Peniche and explained that on May 18, 2007, the government negotiated a concession agreement for oil research in the Peniche Basin with a consortium of four companies - Galp (30%), Repsol (34%), Kosmos 31%) and Partex (5%).
 
This contract covered four blocks, Camarão, Ameijoa, Mexilhão and Ostra.
 
Ten years later, the consortium gave up on three of these concession areas based on the analysis of the geological data it has collected which showed a poor chance of success. Galp recorded a loss of €22 million on the exercise.
 
In May 2017, Galp, led by Carlos Gomes da Silva, requested the end of its partners' involvement in the Camarão concession area and requesting that Galp alone would press ahead as the operator of the consortium under the original 2007 contract, as the original partners had dropped out.
 
Galp's now wants a green light for exploration in the Camarão concession area by using the original 2007 contract. This contract predates law changes that require consultation with those local council areas that may be affected by an oil spill, also the energy company will have to reapply to government to have a new license issued in Galp's name alone.
 
"In this way, the transfer of a contract between private parties will be detrimental to the State and its objectives in combating climate change," argues the Left Bloc.
 
"The country must have effective policies to combat climate change. In this context, it is essential to reduce CO2 emissions and, at the same time, to help prevent global emissions from increasing. This objective will only be possible through the cancellation of the remaining hydrocarbon concessions on land and at sea," reads the draft resolution from the Left Bloc.
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Algarve Property Market Outlook 2020 Revised for COVID-19 | Estate Agent Land & Houses Algarve

Algarve Property Market Outlook 2020 Revised for COVID-19 | Estate Agent Land & Houses Algarve

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and subsequent economic fallout we are revising our already cautious annual outlook for...

Fine & Country lockdown news from the Algarve & market update

Fine & Country lockdown news from the Algarve & market update

In our 3rd week of lockdown, but life goes on! This photo was taken at around midday on April 3rd,...

Recently Reduced Properties in the Algarve

Recently Reduced Properties in the Algarve

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Exclusive Algarve Villas - March 2020 Newsletter

Exclusive Algarve Villas - March 2020 Newsletter

At Exclusive Algarve Villas we’re like most of the world in the ‘corona virus lock down’ with the difference that...

SeatoSky Homes March 2020 Property Selection

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