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Law360 (April 17, 2018, 2:47 PM EDT) -- The Finnish government has proposed to end its tax treaty with Portugal, saying it will apply domestic legislation if the Portuguese government doesn't adopt a replacement deal that expands Finland's right to tax certain pensions. Finland Minister of Finance Petteri Orpo said in ...
During the same visit to Luanda, Oliveira announced that the Portuguese government was studying the launch of a credit line to allow for payment of the then 160 million euros in wages that Portuguese workers in Angola had been unable to repatriate for several months. This credit line was never ...

The Portuguese government has decided that its ambassador to Russia, who was recalled to Lisbon following the 'Skripal case, is to return to Moscow "as soon ... The Portuguese government recalled its ambassador on 27 March following the nerve agent attack on the former Russian spy Serguei Skripal ...
The Portuguese government could soon end 25 consecutive years of budget deficits -- a historic moment for the indebted economy. Portugal has been in financial trouble since the sovereign debt crisis of 2011. Several years of economic mismanagement led to very high debt levels and raised market ...
The Portuguese government has announced the creation of an ad-hoc task force for the fast-tracking of large-scale solar PV power projects. In a document published in the country's official journal on Monday, the government said that the new entity will be created within 15 days, and that it will be formed ...
But by that point, many renewable energy projects had already been paid off and were operating cost-efficiently, Reuters reported in 2016. And this week, coincidentally, the Portuguese government put a stop to another energy subsidy -- one "worth about 20 million euros a year, most of which goes to ... Portugal

LISBON, March 29 (Xinhua) -- The Portuguese government defended the National Civil Protection Authority (ANPC) on Thursday after a team of Russian mechanics were expelled from an airbase. "The most important thing is the defense of the public interest and the national interest," Minister of Internal ... Portugal
"The Government of Portugal and the European Commission are committed to promoting jobs, growth, investment and social fairness. Important reforms have been carried out in Portugal in recent years to restore economic growth, tackle unemployment and achieve sustainable competitiveness. Portugal
Mining leases in Goa was originally granted as mining concessions by the erstwhile Portuguese government between 1941 and 1953 under which a mining concession did not have any limit on tenure. However, in 1987, the concessions were abolished and converted into mining leases under the MMDR ... Portugal
Cape Town - There have been about 60 expressions of interest from foreign and South African buyers to purchase SA's Mercantile Bank, according to its CEO Karl Kumbier. Speaking to Fin24 on Wednesday about the bank's 2017 financial results, Kumbier said that Mercantile Bank, which focuses on ... Portugal
For example, Pacheco said that one resource funded by the Portuguese government available to students looking to learn Portuguese in the city is the Taunton Sports Portuguese School, located at the Taunton Sports Club. There, students from preschool to the eighth grade can come after school on ... Portugal
Cisco and the Portuguese government have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to drive a programme of country-wide digitisation. The focus will be on developing the infrastructure needed for the next generation of tech start-ups, as well as growing the right skills base and improving ... Portugal
Marinho says Ascendi outsources work to external counsel if the matter is particularly complex, for example if it relates to insurance issues, negotiations with the Portuguese government and matters of arbitration, or if it involves engaging additional law firms to provide operational support. Ascendi chooses ... Portugal
LISBON, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Portuguese government is to establish a working group to combat illegal overland fuel imports from its neighboring country Spain, the finance ministry said Monday in a statement. The aim of the working group is to "defend competition and the supervising and monitoring of ... Portugal
... Nuno Sequeira, the Quercus vice-chairman, said they would continue to “pressure the Portuguese government” to take a “firmer and faster position” on the matter. The environmentaliksts are protesting about Berkley Mining starting an open cast uranium mine in Retortillo, about 40 kilometres from the Portuguese border, ... Portugal
The Portuguese government is trying to change that. Advertisement. The government is launching a new incentive program that is designed to lure more film, TV and streaming shoots from around the world. The new system, set to launch in March, offers a rebate of 25% to 30% of eligible expenditures, with ... Portugal
The Portuguese minister of the presidency has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of the United Arab Emirates about government modernisation. UAE to implement Portuguese government modernisation scheme. The government explained that the MoU was signed in Dubai on ... Portugal
The Bank has also initiated a Compact for Development for the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) with the Government of Portugal to help unlock growth opportunities, develop the potential of untapped natural resources and create local capacity to design and manage projects. Government Africa
The jump in attendee numbers and an increase in commercial partnerships following the move to Lisbon helped boost profits for the group as did an agreement reached with the Portuguese government to pay the event organisers €1.3 million each year to host the conference under its three-year deal. Government Africa
For example, Pacheco said that one resource funded by the Portuguese government available to students looking to learn Portuguese in the city is the Taunton Sports Portuguese School, located at the Taunton Sports Club. There, students from preschool to the eighth grade can come after school on ... Government Africa
The Portuguese government is leasing out abandoned heritage buildings including forts, castles and royal palaces to private investors, under a new initiative named 'Revive'. The government aims to restore and preserve the buildings, many of which are in a dilapidated state due to long neglect and lack of ... Government Africa
The Portuguese government has not followed suit but it said on Monday that it has “taken note” of the concerted decision by many EU governments. Foreign minister, Augusto Santos Silva, said on Tuesday that the Portuguese government's decision about the 'Skripal case' is “in progress” and will be ... Government Africa
Ryanair has announced that they can't rule out cancellations during Easter holidays due to strike action. Airline representatives stated that they cannot rule out any flight disruptions over the Easter holidays due to a number of one-day strikes their cabin crew in Portugal have planned. However, any ... Government Africa
Portuguese government officials confirmed Marcos, who was of Angolan origin, had been deported in 2014 and 2016. Its Ministry of Portuguese Communities Abroad told respected Portuguese daily Expresso: “In 2014 he was deported to Portugal by the British authorities and assisted on his return. Government Africa
To promote electronic payments and reduce dependence on cash, in August 2017 the Portuguese government restricted the amount of cash per transaction to €3,000 ($3,599.60) for residents, while for non-residents the limit is €10,000 ($11,998.60). The government has also mandated personal income tax payments over ... Government Africa
The OECD re-evaluated the sector in 2017, for the first time since 2006, at the Portuguese Government's request. The diagnosis and the recommendations made were presented at a public session in Lisbon, attended by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, and ... Government Africa
The national statistics office estimates that gross domestic product (GDP) improved from 1.5% in 2016 driven mainly by domestic demand, especially investment, while the contribution of net external demand was unchanged. The figures are in line with projections by the Portuguese government, which ... Government Africa
The OECD re-evaluated the sector in 2017, for the first time since 2006, at the Portuguese Government's request. The diagnosis and the recommendations made will be presented on Friday morning at a public session in Lisbon, attended by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, ... Government Africa
“The benefits offered via Portugal's Golden Visa Programme, with its Schengen Visa and Portuguese residency, have suddenly became considerably more accessible with the introduction by the Portuguese government of a new category, which lowers the entry level from a €500 000 investment in real ... Government Africa
A rare species of venomous spider is being saved from extinction at Longleat Safari Park. There are only a few thousand Desertas Wolf Spiders left in the wild on their native Atlantic island, off the south east coast of Madeira. Longleat is working alongside Bristol Zoo and the Portuguese government on a ... Government Africa
Abu Salem has, through his lawyer, written a second letter to ECHR, which HT is in possession of, against the Indian government, for violating his extradition order and also against the Portuguese government for its inaction. He had first approached the ECHR in June last year, claiming the trial conducted ... Government Africa
But the leader of the Portuguese government, Antonio Costa, has taken back some of the austerity measures in pension cuts, and on wages. So without tight control might others feel that they can follow suit? "This is a serious government. It's a pro-European government. They are fully in line with their ... Government Africa
“The benefits offered via Portugal's Golden Visa Programme, with its Schengen Visa and Portuguese residency, have suddenly became considerably more accessible with the introduction by the Portuguese government of a new category, which lowers the entry level from a €500 000 investment in real ... Government Africa
While negotiating the state budget for 2018, the Portuguese government forecast a 2017 unemployment reading of 9.2 percent. Portugal returns to single-digit score for the first time since 2009. At the last reading, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Italy and Croatia were the European Union countries with double-digit ... Government Africa
ATTLEBORO — Jose Pacheco DeMedeiros, 90, of 177 Pine Street, Attleboro took his final breath in the early hours of Jan. 20. Beloved husband of 64 years to Maria Deus Sousa Garoupa DeMedeiros of Attleboro. Jose was born on Jan. 7, 1928 in Saint Michael Azores. He was a son of the late Antonio ... Government Africa
LISBON, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Portuguese government passed a decree to create an integrated forestry management agency on Thursday, in response to wildfires that killed 116 people in 2017. The Minister of Internal Administration, Eduardo Cabrita, told a press conference that the new agency would ... Government Africa
LISBON — The Portuguese government is under fire over plans to oust a prosecutor with a reputation for rooting out corruption among the political and business elite. “You've put into question the autonomy of the Public Prosecution Service,” opposition lawmaker Hugo Soares told the Socialist government ... Government Africa
The Portuguese government has revealed it has approved another six “unbsubsidized” large-scale solar projects with a combined capacity of 229 MW to be located in Portugal's southern regions of Alentejo and Algarve. Four of the projects with a total capacity of 132 MW were proposed by Malta-based ... Government Africa
We hold substantial allocations to Portuguese government bonds, which have now been afforded investment grade status by two major agencies, as predicted. We believe spreads over bunds can tighten further when passive investors become forced buyers in January as indices rebalance. We also retain ... Government Africa
LISBON, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- The Portuguese government's declaration that the current Attorney General (PGR) will not have her mandate renewed is being treated as "an affront to the president," local media reported on Wednesday. The president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, tried to downplay the ... Government Africa
The Portuguese Government had been studying this prohibition for months following a recommendation issued in October by the ICES to suspend the sardine fishery in the Iberian waters of the Atlantic, since its stocks are at very low levels. In the last decade, the stock fell from 106,000 tonnes in 2006 to ... Government Africa
Portugal's government used up just over a third of its 'financial cushion' of almost €970 million set aside in the 2017 state budget in the first 11 months of the year, according to calculations by parliament's Technical Budget Support Unit (UTAO). In a note on the budgetary execution to November, which Lusa ... Government Africa
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed Charles Randell as its new chair, it was announced today. He will take up the role on 1 April, replacing John Griffith-Jones, who has been the FCA chair since its formation in April 2014. Randell is currently an external member of the Prudential ... Government Africa
On Friday the Portuguese government, via its Council of Ministers, signed the decree required to begin the official process of privatising or selling an asset ... During that long process the Mercantile Board, CGD and ultimately the government of Portugal will look into potential buyers which have a suitable ... Government Africa
LISBON, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Portuguese government called for dialogues to find solutions for the governance in Spain's Catalonia region after Thursday's snap elections, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday in a statement. The statement said that the Portuguese government welcomes the ... Government Africa
Centeno, like the Portuguese government he served, already symbolizes the possibility that a new, less German, ideological era of economic governance is in the offing in Europe. Lisbon is the first Southern European government to climb out of the swamp of indebtedness and stagnation. Its economy is ... Government Africa
Portuguese sovereign debt rallied on Monday after the country was boosted by an upgrade from ratings agency Fitch. Fitch upgraded Portuguese government bonds late on Friday, moving the rating up two notches to investment grade. As at 0840 GMT the yield on 10-year Portuguese government bonds ... Government Africa
Portugal's foreign minister said in Brussels on Monday that the Portuguese government would move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on ... The Portuguese government would be extremely happy to be able to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move its embassy there, because this ... Government Africa
Nuno Mendes (center) walks through Lisbon's flea market. The 40-year-old Portuguese government worker lives from six-month contract to six-month contract, doing the same job every day but never sure of his future. Europe's economic recovery is in full swing, and in countries like Portugal, the ... Government Africa


 

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