Information: Regional Director for Communities visits California
The Regional Director for Communities will visit the Azorean communities in California, USA, from March 20-25. He will also participate in the 37th annual conference on Luso-American education, an event organised by the Luso-American Education Foundation; this year's conference will be held under the theme "Connecting the World through Languages and Cultures."
On Wednesday, the first day of the ... more >>
Information: Government of the Azores to save 4 million with reduction of management positions in the regional administration
The Vice-President of the Government restated today that the management positions in the regional public administration "will be reduced by 20%," which will result in savings of over four million Euros."
Sérgio Ávila spoke during the debate on the proposals for the Medium-Term Guidelines and Annual Investment Plan for 2013, recalling that this is an election promised that will be fulfi... more >>
Information: Government of the Azores considers Plan and Budget indispensable tools to the development strategy of the Region
The Government of the Azores reiterated today that continuing the Region's development strategy and, simultaneously, creating mechanisms to support Azorean families and minimise the effects of the external situation are the main goals for this legislative period.
These goals were announced by the Vice-President of the Government at the Regional Legislative Assembly at the opening session of the ... more >>
Information: Sérgio Ávila says Europe worsens its situation with decision on Cyprus
The Vice-President of the Government said today that the decision to "freeze a portion of bank deposits" in Cyprus, required by the Eurogroup as a counterpart for the financial rescue of this EU Member State, worsens Europe's difficult situation.
Speaking to journalists in Angra do Heroísmo on the sidelines of a press conference on the budget deficit in 2012, Sérgio Ávila said tha... more >>
Information: Sérgio Ávila says the Azores are "example of sustainability and balanced public finances"
The Vice-President of the Regional Government said today that the Azores "are a national example of sustainability and balanced public finances."
Sérgio Ávila spoke at a press conference in Angra do Heroísmo and supported this claim with the results ascertained from the budget deficit in 2012. The data reveal a national deficit of 6.6% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) while tha... more >>
Information: Houses of the Azores have developed "dynamic and unifying role of 'Azoreanity' overseas"
The Regional Director for Communities defended that the Houses of the Azores around the world have developed a "dynamic and unifying role of 'Azoreanity' overseas."
Paulo Teves participated in the celebration session of the 33rd anniversary of the House of the Azores of the North Region in the city of Porto. The government official praised the work developed by this institution for over three dec... more >>
Information: "Natália Correia - A timeless woman" at Ponta Delgada Library
"Natália Correia - A timeless woman" is the title of a documentary exhibition that will be open at the Ponta Delgada Public Library and Regional Archive (BPARPD) on Saturday under celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the Azorean writer's death.
With this initiative, the Ponta Delgada Library intends to "embark on a journey through the life Natália Correia that focuses on her literar... more >>
Information: "Azores Biodiversity Kit" available online for free
Teachers and coordinators of non-formal education groups, such as environmental awareness raising centres, libraries environmental clubs, scouts groups and tutors will now have free access to the materials of the "Azores Biodiversity Kit" that were made available online.
The kit was created by the Government of the Azores, through the Regional Secretariat for Natural Resources, as a contribut... more >>
Information: European Commission considers Employment Incubator as good example of employability policies
The European Commission has decided to include the Employment Incubator project in the Employment Strategy Report, considering this measure as a good example of social inclusion policies.
Upon receiving the news, the Vice-President of the Government conveyed his satisfaction for the recognition of "a social measure implemented under employment policies that is intended to safeguard the role of w... more >>
Information: Landslide in Faial da Terra caused one fatality and two missing people - Civil Protection
As a result of the heavy rain that has been falling in the archipelago, as forecast in the weather alert issued following the information released by the Portuguese Sea and Atmosphere Institute (IPMA), the Azores Regional Civil Protection and Fire Service (SRPCBA) reports damages in some infrastructures and the loss of human lives.
A landslide hit three houses in the hamlet of Burguete in the vi... more >>