Information: Azores at European Seafood Exposition in Brussels
The Autonomous Region of the Azores participated in the European Seafood Exposition that is taking place in Brussels until Friday. The Region was represented by a delegation that included representatives of the Regional Secretary for Natural Resources, Lotaçor and the Society for Business Development of the Azores (SDEA).
SEAFOOD-Brussels is the largest fair in Europe on the processing and m... more >>
Information: International experts on the effects of marine sediment extraction meet in Horta
The WGEXT group of ICES - International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, which studies the impact of marine aggregate extraction, is meeting this week in the city of Horta on the island of Faial. This initiative has the support of the Regional Secretariat for Natural Resources.
The meeting is being attended by scientists, technicians in the extraction industry, environmental managers f... more >>
Information: Regional Directorate for Education promotes debate on Information and Communication Technologies
The Regional Directorate for Education will promote a debate under the theme "ICT in Education: Lines of Action and projects" in Ponta Delgada on May 3 to analyse the impact of Information Technology and Communication on education.
Participants in this event will learn about the projects coordinated by the Team of Resources and Educational Technologies of the Directorate-General of Education thro... more >>
Information: Regional Government relies on banking sector for the economic development of the Region
The Vice-President of the Government said on Wednesday that the Government "relies on the banking sector for the economic development of the Azores," which he considered to be a joint search for the "best solutions to promote the revitalisation of the economy."
Sérgio Ávila spoke during the signing ceremony of protocols with four financial institutions for governmental support to fundi... more >>
Information: Regional Secretariat for Natural Resources distinguishes 41 villages with "ECO Freguesia" awards
The Regional Secretariat for Natural Resources will distinguish 41 villages across the Region with "ECO Freguesia 2012" (Eco Village) Awards at a ceremony taking place on the nine Azorean islands next Friday.
The Regional Director for the Environment, Hernâni Jorge, will preside over the delivery ceremony of "ECO Freguesia" awards to the villages distinguished on the Faial Island at Faial B... more >>
Information: "Ecotecas" and Azores Geopark celebrate World Earth Day and National Day of Geological Heritage
The Regional Secretariat for Natural Resources, through the network of "Ecotecas" (Environmental Awareness Raising Centres) in partnership with the Azores Geopark, celebrates the World Earth Day and National Day of the Geological Heritage starting today and throughout the week.
Several activities will be take place across the archipelago in the Island Natural Parks, which promote a specific agen... more >>
Information: Vítor Fraga announces programme for communication technologies
The Regional Secretary for Tourism and Transport announced today the creation of "a specific programme for communication technologies" with the purpose of "promoting the Azores as a place where this type of projects and investments are supported and welcomed."
Vítor Fraga spoke at the opening ceremony that marked the symbolic start of the construction of a VLBI station (Very Long Baseline In... more >>
Information: Regional Government at World Ocean Council & Sustainable Ocean Summit
The Government of the Azores will attend, through the Regional Director for Sea Affairs, Frederico Cardigos, the World Ocean Council & Sustainable Ocean Summit, a meeting promoted by the World Ocean Council that starts today and runs until Wednesday in Washington. For the Regional Secretariat for Natural Resources, the participation of the Regional Government is a key moment to disseminate the imp... more >>
Information: Azores have excellent conditions to host congresses and conventions, says João Bettencourt
The Regional Director for Tourism said today that the Azores have excellent infrastructures to meet the demands of the Meeting Industry (MI), an area of business tourism that has become increasingly attractive to the economies of Regions.
João Bettencourt spoke at the opening session of the Iberian Chapter of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) in Ponta Delgada. ... more >>
Information: Government of the Azores reiterates defence of Lajes Air Base workers at the meeting of Bilateral Commission in Washington
The Regional Government reiterated at the Permanent Bilateral Commission of Lajes Air Base Agreement that the reduction U.S. military forces at Lajes should preserve as many jobs held by Portuguese workers as possible and safeguard the situation of workers affected by this situation under the mechanisms provided in Labour Agreement and the existing legislation.
Before the officials of the U.S. E... more >>