Information: Youth entrepreneurship programmes contribute to create a new mentality
"Educating for entrepreneurship contributes to change youngsters' behaviour in the medium-term." The statement was made by the Regional Director for Youth, Bruno Pacheco, during the speech delivered at the Vila Franca do Campo Vocational Training School yesterday during the 2nd follow-up visit to schools, an initiative of the project "Entrepreneurial Education: The Path to Success!".
The meeting... more >>
Information: Azorean Government approves mechanism to control public expenditure
The Government of the Azores announced today the establishment of "mechanisms to control regional expenditure" under the approval of a regional implementing decree defining the implementation of the Regional Budget for 2012.
According to the Regional Secretary of the Presidency, the Budget Execution decree defines the mechanisms to control expenditure, including "the use of budget allocations, f... more >>
Information: Government reinforces ambulance transport services
The Azorean Government announced today an amendment to Regulation on Ambulance Transport Services with the purpose of reinforcing the human and financial resources of regional Associations of Volunteer Firefighters.
While presenting the press release of the last meeting of the Council of the Government, the Regional Secretary of the Presidency informed that the Immediate Life Support service (SI... more >>
Information: Government approves tourist resort with estimated budget of five million Euros
The Azorean Government announced today the approval of the project developed by the NSR society - North Shore Resorts, Inc. for the construction of a tourist resort on Santa Bárbara beach, Ribeira Grande, representing an investment of five million Euros.
The information was provided by the Regional Secretary of the Presidency, who said that this is a national and international investment an... more >>
Information: Government to strengthen immigrant support policies in 2012
The Regional Secretary of the Presidency revealed on Sunday that the Azorean Government "will undertake a special effort in 2012, giving special attention to the allocation of resources for immigration policies in order to reduce the difficulties resulting from the adverse economic and financial context."
André Bradford spoke at the presentation of the magazine "Viver Aqui" (Living Here), a... more >>
Information: House of the Azores of New England sends letter to Minister Miguel Relvas
The House of the Azores of New England sent today a letter to the Minister Assistant and for Parliamentary Affairs, expressing the "great concern" of the emigrant community in New England regarding "the intentions announced" by Miguel Relvas "in the context of the Economic Sustainability Plan for RTP and the production of RTP Açores contents in a five hour period."
In this letter, which als... more >>
Information: Government moves ahead with "in-depth reform" of microcredit support scheme
The Government of the Azores announced on Friday the intention to undertake an "in-depth reform" of the microcredit support scheme in the archipelago.
A proposal for Regional Legislative Decree, approved by the Council of the Government this week, moves ahead with amendments to better "respond to the difficulties experienced by regional families micro companies following the current national and... more >>
Information: Government wants the Azores "free" from genetically modified organisms
The Azorean Government announced on Friday its intention to declare the Azores a genetically modified organisms (GMO) "free zone."
"The application of the precautionary principle which advises the Azores to become a GMO free zone" was mentioned in the press release from the last meeting of the Council of the Government, presented by the Regional Secretary of the Presidency on Friday.
In thi... more >>
Information: Permanent Bilateral Commission opens new cooperation possibilities between the Azores and the USA in the fields of Science and Environment
The Representative of the Azores to the Lajes Air Base Agreement stressed the positive outcome of the 30th meeting of the Permanent Bilateral Commission that took place in Lisbon today. This is the first meeting held after the restructuring carried out last May which led to a new dynamics of the works with the creation of specific subcommittees for different areas.
"The interest of U.S. authoriti... more >>
Information: House of the Azores of New England launches campaign for RTP Azores
The House of the Azores of New England launched among the Azorean Community residing in the State of Massachusetts an awareness raising campaign for the defence of a radio and television public service, with special emphasis on the defence of RTP-Açores, by sending letters expressing this feeling to the Minister Assistant and for Parliamentary Affairs, Miguel Relvas.
The initiative was a... more >>