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Residency in Portugal - how did you register?

brexitLenBritish in Europe is running  a survey to help us find out more about your experiences of registering for residence as a British citizen when you arrived in your host EU country , and also of applying for a permanent residence card after five years.

The definitive guide to the new land clearance and fire protection rules

countrysideWelcome to our 5th  Definitive Guide to Rural Fire Protection and Land Cleaning. This special edition marks Civil Protection Day 1st March, writes David Thomas from Safe Communities Portugal.
 
Providing a safe environment is important to our quality of life here in Portugal. Fires in rural areas pose a risk to communities including: ourselves, our families, friends, animals and properties.

Data protection compliance statement - algarvedailynews.com

6208aRegulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, published in the OJEU on 4 May 2016 is applicable from 25 May 2018.

This Regulation repeals previous Directive 95/46/EC (and, as a consequence, most of our Portuguese Law 67/98 of 26 October).

Disability discrimination in Portugal is high with no national strategy

disabledDisability discrimination in Europe averages 15%, but in Portugal this figure increases to 65%. Surprisingly, the Portuguese Government has no national strategy for persons with disabilities.

Since 2016, the Portugal’s Socialist government has introduced two measures to help improve the situation of people with disabilities.

Combatting on-line travel fraud

Combatting on-line travel fraudThe On-Line Fraud Affecting the Global Tourism Industry Conference held in Faro on Thursday achieved its objective by bring together over 200 people to learn about the threats that this type of fraud poses to the industry and ways in which these threats can be reduced, thus protecting local businesses involved in tourism as well as holiday makers themselves.
A total of ten presentations were made by the National Cyber Security Centre; Judicial Police Cyber Security Unit; Consumidor.pt; the Association of Local Lodging in Portugal, SEF, GNR, ASAE, PSP, Safe Communities Portugal and PROFiT a travel fraud organization from the UK.

Macário Correia quits Chairmanship of Tavira charity - allegations of serious financial irregularities

correia2The Irene Rolo Foundation, a social aid institution set up with money from Irene Dulce da Palma Arez Rolo in 1982, is being run as a club for the management past and present, rather than helping the poor in the Tavira area, according to former Tavira Mayor, Macário Correia, who has just quit as Chairman.

The well-regarded charitable foundation helps people with disabilities, their families and as other vulnerable groups, in the areas of care, rehabilitation, vocational training and social integration with a view to making their lives better, according to the foundation's website, but the foundation’s management has been accused of awarding itself unwarranted payments in a series of generous fiddles designed, not to help the poor and socially disadvantaged, but to help former managers and current staff.

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Shameful - overseas Brits denied the vote in UK Referendum

justiceA decision taken today by the UK’s highest court prevents an estimated 2 million British citizens that have lived overseas for 15 years or more from voting in the Referendum on June 23rd, a referendum that will determine Britain’s future within, or divorced from the European Union.

The Supreme Court upheld earlier rulings in the High Court and the Court of Appeal that dismissed the legal action put before them by solicitors acting for WWII veteran Harry Shindler (pictured below) and Solicitor Jacquelyn MacLennan.