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Public outrage grows against new bridge in central Tavira

tavira bridgeThe Tavira Sempre movement has criticized the planned construction advances regarding the bridge over the River Gilão in Tavira, which will be the fifth one along the river in a space of 1.5km. Many members of the public consider the bridge to be a useless addition to the city, claiming that it will needlessly increase car traffic in the historic town centre, in a place "where there are already three bridges crossing the River Gilão inside Tavira".

Mayors of Aljezur and Odemira fight back against government on the issue of natural park greenhouses

greenhouse parkThe Mayors of Aljezur and Odemira Municipal Councils, José Gonçalves and José Alberto Guerreiro, today published a Joint Position on “the publication and effects” of the Council of Ministers’ Resolution (RCM) No. 179/2019, which establishes a special agricultural rules that are applicable to greenhouses in the southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina Natural Park (PNSACV).

Union disputes insufficient support for fishermen after lawmakers spit in their face

union lawmakersThe Southern Fisheries Workers' Union says insufficient government support calls into question the future of sardine fishing. Ordinance No. 394/2019, published on the 11th of November, approves the regulation of "support for the fishermen in the case of temporary cessation of fishing activities” stating that, for a fishing ban with a period of lasting more than 6 months, a daily support amount of 32 euros. However, this support can only cover a maximum of 30 days.

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