Search Results for: Portugal

Forest fires: EU mobilises its firefighting fleet to help Portugal

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Forest fires: EU mobilises its firefighting fleet to help Portugal Portugal has activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to request emergency assistance for the current wildfires in the central part of the country. In an immediate response, the European Commission has mobilised this morning […]

State aid: Commission approves €71.4 million Portuguese measure to further compensate TAP Air Portugal for damages suffered due to coronavirus pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €71.4 million Portuguese aid measure to further support TAP Air Portugal in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. TAP Air Portugal is a Portuguese flag carrier and, as the largest airline based […]

Questions and answers: European Commission endorses Portugal’s €16.6 billion recovery and resilience plan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. How did the Commission assess Portugal’s recovery and resilience plan? The Regulation ensures a transparent assessment on the basis of 11 criteria against the back of the six pillars of the Regulation. The 11 criteria require an assessment of whether: the measures have a […]

President Ursula von der Leyen welcomes the first official submission of a recovery and resilience plan by Portugal

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. President Ursula von der Leyen said: “Across Europe, we can see vaccination campaigns accelerating. In parallel, it is now all the more important to launch NextGenerationEU. Economic recovery must go hand in hand with an improved health situation on the ground. I welcome Portugal‘s […]

Austria, Italy, Portugal, Spain receive €279m after natural disasters in 2019

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament on Wednesday approved €279 million in EU aid following extreme weather events in Austria, Italy, Portugal and Spain in 2019. The report by José Manuel Fernandes, (EPP, PT) was adopted by 680 votes in favour, 7 against and 1 abstention, to allocate €279 […]

Austria, Italy, Portugal, Spain receive €279m after natural disasters in 2019

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, Budgets Committee Members approved €279 million in EU aid following extreme weather events in Austria, Italy, Portugal and Spain in 2019. The draft report by rapporteur José Manuel Fernandes, (EPP, PT), who recommended that the assistance be approved, was adopted by 38 […]

Taxation: Commission refers Portugal to the Court for discriminatory legislation on car registration tax

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the Commission decided to refer Portugal to the Court of Justice of the European Union for taxing used cars that are imported from other Member States more heavily than used cars purchased on the Portuguese market. Under EU rules, no Member State can […]

Portugal wants its emigrants back – so it’s paying them to return

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Chief Sub-Editor, Formative Content Portugal boasts pristine beaches, thousands of hours of annual sunshine and cuisine that includes little custard tarts that are enjoyed far beyond its borders. Despite these attractions, the percentage of its citizens living […]

Portugal’s pension system needs to prepare for rapid population ageing

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Portugal needs to reform its pensions system to address the challenges of a fast-shrinking workforce and high levels of old-age inequality, according to a new OECD report. The OECD Reviews of Pension Systems: Portugal says the country’s rapidly ageing population, a result of low fertility and […]

Portugal can use its economic recovery to build up resilience

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Portugal’s economic recovery is now well established, with GDP back to pre-crisis levels, a substantially lower unemployment rate and renewed investment and domestic consumption now joining a robust export sector to drive the economy. Efforts should now focus on reducing vulnerabilities to build resilience to future […]

Portugal: €4.66 million in aid for 1,460 dismissed workers and jobless young

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Following the dismissal of 1,161 textile workers in three regions, the most disadvantaged among them should receive EU aid worth €4,655,883 to help find new jobs. The measures, co-financed by the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF), would provide the 730 workers facing the greatest […]

Portugal: Budget MEPs back €4.66 m in job-search aid for 730 redundant workers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Following the dismissal of 1,161 textile workers in three regions, the most disadvantaged among them should receive EU aid worth €4,655,883 to help find new jobs. The measures, co-financed by the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF), would provide the 730 workers facing the greatest […]

Veteran public official from Portugal elected to lead UN migration agency

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. A lawyer and politician from Portugal, with an extensive career in public service, has been elected to head the United Nations migration agency. António Manuel de Carvalho Ferreira Vitorino of Portugal was elected today by the member States of the International Organization for Migration […]

Parliament approves €104.2m in EU aid to Greece, Spain, France and Portugal

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EUSF aid worth €104.2 million, to support reconstruction in Greece, Spain, France and Portugal following natural disasters in 2017, was approved by MEPs on Wednesday. The aid includes €50.6 million for reconstruction in Portugal’s Centro region following violent forest fires in June and October […]

Budget MEPs approve €104.2 m in EU aid to Greece, Spain, France and Portugal

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament 16-05-18 Budget MEPs approved on Wednesday EUSF aid worth €104.2 million to support reconstruction in Greece, Spain, France and Portugal, hit by natural disasters in 2017. The aid from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) includes €50.6 million for reconstruction in the Centro region in Portugal […]

IMF: Sorry Greece, Ireland, Portugal we were wrong!

Sorry Greece, Ireland and Portugal says now the International Monetary Fund, we have grossly underestimated the negative effect on your economies, from our draconian austerity policies we recommended two years ago. This unbelievably blatant recognition, that the Fund, together with the EU Commission and the European Central Bank are applying wrong policies to the over-borrowed […]

Non-transposition of EU legislation: Commission takes action to ensure complete and timely transposition of EU directives

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is adopting a package of infringement decisions due to the absence of communication by Member States of measures taken to transpose EU directives into national law. The Commission is sending a letter of formal notice to those Member States who have failed […]

Terrorist content online: Commission takes action to protect people from the risk of online radicalisation and recruitment by extremists

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has decided today to send letters of formal notice to 22 Member States – Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia,  Finland and Sweden for failing to comply with […]

Commission sets out concrete actions for greater involvement of social partners at national and EU level

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission presents an initiative to further strengthen and promote social dialogue with concrete actions at national and EU level. It renews our strong commitment to social dialogue as a cornerstone of the EU social market economy and its competitiveness. The initiative empowers […]

Davos 2023: key takeaways for cities and local economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeff Merritt, Head of Urban Transformation; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Last week, nearly 3,000 global leaders – including over 350 government leaders and 47 heads of state – converged on the Swiss Alps for the […]

Davos 2023: key takeaways for cities and local economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeff Merritt, Head of Urban Transformation; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Last week, nearly 3,000 global leaders – including over 350 government leaders and 47 heads of state – converged on the Swiss Alps for the […]

Europeans concerned by cost of living crisis and expect additional EU measures

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The rising cost of living is the most pressing worry for 93% of Europeans, finds the latest European Parliament Eurobarometer survey, released today in full. Meanwhile, support for the EU remains stable at a high level and citizens expect the EU to continue working […]

Strengthening the cyber resilience of the power grid

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. The impact of cybersecurity in the energy industry. Cyber resilience is a challenge for organizations globally and for the electricity industry in particular. Power systems are among the most complex and critical of all infrastructure types and act as […]

European Single Market is turning 30

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. This year, the EU celebrates the 30th anniversary of its Single Market – one of the major achievements of European integration, and one of its key drivers. Established on 1 January 1993, the European Single Market allows goods, services, people and capital to move […]

How much of Europe’s urban population is exposed to poor air quality? 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Breathe in. Hold it. And breathe out. If you live in one of Europe’s urban centres, there’s a 96% chance that the breath you just took contains fine particulate matter pollution exceeding World Health […]

Can we all be lawyers of the less fortunate?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Antonio Guevara Lopez, a fourth-year medical student at the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and […]

India expected to be world’s fastest growing economy in 2023 and other economy stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content 1. India expected to be world’s fastest growing economy in 2023 India is set to be the world’s fastest growing major economy in the year ahead, as a post-pandemic retail boom and recent bank […]

European Green Deal: €4.11 billion from the Modernisation Fund to accelerate the clean energy transition in 8 Member States

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In its second year of operation, the Modernisation Fund has disbursed a total of €4.11 billion in support of 61 projects in eight beneficiary countries. These projects will help modernise energy systems, reduce greenhouse gas emissions in energy, industry, transport and agriculture, and improve energy […]

How the winners of the latest Earthshot Prize will scale environmental solutions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ewan Thomson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Whether it’s using seaweed as an alternative to plastic, providing cleaner burning stoves, or turning CO2 into rock, human ingenuity is providing practical solutions to help the world reach net-zero emissions. And five […]

Why ‘fire drills’ are key for cybersecurity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum, Abhinav Chugh, Content and Partnerships Lead, Expert Network and Content Partners, World Economic Forum Industry experts are urging organizations across sectors to prepare for cyber attacks. The call to action comes […]

The EU cultural sector is bouncing back from the pandemic. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content, Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content When was the last time you went to a theatre, listened to live music or attended another type of cultural event IRL (in real life)? COVID-19 lockdowns […]

Mergers: Commission clears ALD’s acquisition of LeasePlan, subject to conditions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of LeasePlan by ALD. The approval is conditional on full compliance with commitments offered by ALD. ALD and LeasePlan are leading suppliers of operational leasing and related management services, in the […]

Economic policy coordination: Commission sets out guidance to help tackle the energy crisis and make Europe greener and more digital

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has launched the 2023 European Semester cycle of economic policy coordination. The package draws upon the Autumn 2022 Economic Forecast which showed that after a strong first half of the year, the EU economy has now entered a much more challenging […]