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Commissioner Stylianides visits Portugal, holds Citizens’ Dialogue and inaugurates #EUSavesLives Exhibition in Portimão

Commissioner Stylianides visits Portugal, holds Citizens’ Dialogue and inaugurates #EUSavesLives Exhibition in Portimão

| August 2, 2019

On 1 August, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides (pictured) held a Citizens’ Dialogue on the European civil protection and the importance of rescEU, in Portimão, Portugal and he also visited the Tsunami Early Warning System installed on the coast of Portimão, where he witnessed and discussed the Portuguese efforts on early warning […]

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#Portugal – €68 million cohesion investment to upgrade #MinhoRailwayLine

#Portugal – €68 million cohesion investment to upgrade #MinhoRailwayLine

| August 2, 2019

The Cohesion Fund invests almost €68 million in northern Portugal, to upgrade the 92-km section of the Minho single-track railway line between Nine and Valença, on the Spanish border. The project is part of the Porto-Valença-Spain rail corridor, which plays an important economic role in the region. In addition, the upgrade will improve comfort, safety […]

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#Portugal #Socialists lead election poll, but would not win majority

#Portugal #Socialists lead election poll, but would not win majority

| August 1, 2019

Portugal’s ruling Socialists remain favourites to win a parliamentary election in October but will fail to grab an absolute majority, according to a new poll, writes Catarina Demony. Prime Minister Antonio Costa’s (pictured) centre-left Socialists were seen winning 35.5% of the vote, according to the survey by Multidados for TV channel TVI published on Tuesday […]

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#Portugal fires under partial control, weather raises concerns

#Portugal fires under partial control, weather raises concerns

| July 23, 2019

Fires that swept across central Portugal for nearly 48 hours were under partial control on Monday (22 July), but adverse weather conditions are raising concern they will flare up again, write Catarina Demony in Lisbon and Miguel Pereira and Rafael Marchante in Vila de Rei and Macao. The last of three wildfires that broke out […]

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Police launch investigation as #Wildfire sweeps central Portugal

Police launch investigation as #Wildfire sweeps central Portugal

| July 22, 2019

More than 800 firefighters battled a wildfire sweeping across central Portugal on Sunday (21 July), after bringing under control two other blazes which left 20 people injured and prompted authorities to partially evacuate a village, write Catarina Demony in Lisbon and Miguel Pereira and Rafael Marchante in Vila de Rei. In a statement released on […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves a €320 million scheme to support biomass energy installations close to forests at risk of fires in #Portugal

#StateAid – Commission approves a €320 million scheme to support biomass energy installations close to forests at risk of fires in #Portugal

| January 9, 2019

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, a Portuguese scheme to support biomass energy installations located close to forest areas regarded as “critical”, due to the risk of fires. The new installations will produce both electricity and combined heat and power (cogeneration). The measure aims to incentivise forest owners to clean the […]

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#StateAid – Commission adopts two decisions recommending taxation of ports in Italy and Spain

#StateAid – Commission adopts two decisions recommending taxation of ports in Italy and Spain

| January 9, 2019

The European Commission has proposed, in two separate decisions, that Italy and Spain align their taxation of ports with state aid rules. Cross-border competition plays an important role in the ports sector and the Commission is committed to ensuring a level playing field in this key economic sector. Ports carry out both non-economic (e.g. maritime […]

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