Information: Azores host annual convention of Iberian Chapter of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) will host the annual convention of its Iberian Chapter on the island of São Miguel starting on Thursday, April 18.
The organisation of this convention in the Azores, which takes place on Thursday and Friday, is the result of an institutional effort that has been undertaken to promote the organisation of events in the Region.
The ... more >>
Information: Government of the Azores expands professional categories eligible for FUNDOPESCA
The proposed revision that was carried out by the Regional Natural Resources to the legislation regulating the allocation of funds under the Azores Fishers' Salary Compensation Fund will now cover professionals who have been, so far, unable to benefit from FUNDOPESCA.
The information was revealed on Tuesday by the Regional Secretary for Natural Resources at the Legislative Assembly of the Azores ... more >>
Information: President of the Government expresses "deep regret" for Boston tragedy
The President of the Government sent today a message to the Governor of Massachusetts to express his "deep regret" for the tragedy that took place in Boston following the explosions during the Marathon.
"The cowardly attack to citizens, to the city of Boston and to the many participants in one of its most iconic events, resulting from the explosion of bombs yesterday, deserves the strong condemn... more >>
Information: VAT collection increased 32% in the Azores in the first half of 2012
The Vice-President of the Government rejected today the existence of more austerity in the Region compared to the rest of country, stressing that recent statistical data demonstrate otherwise.
Sérgio Ávila spoke at the Legislative Assembly in Horta during a debate sparked by a political statement made by PSD/Açores. In this context, the government official defended that the sta... more >>
Information: Azorean Government signed agreement with National Government on applications from special education teachers
The Regional Secretariat for Education, Science and Culture and the Ministry of Education and Science have established a cooperation agreement based on the "principle of reciprocity" in order to "address the current constraints" with the applications from special education teachers.
The agreement was signed by Luiz Fagundes Duarte and the Secretary of State for Education and School Administratio... more >>
Information: Qualification is essential to success of Azores destination, says Vítor Fraga
The Regional Secretary for Tourism and Transport said on Friday in Ponta Delgada that qualification is essential for the promotion of the Azores as a successful tourist destination.
"The promotion of tourism in the Azores should be mainly focused on the improvement of the quality of their tourism products," defended Vítor Fraga. The government official spoke at the presentation ceremony of ... more >>
Information: Vítor Fraga considers that SATA Rallye Açores is "perfect combination between sport and promotion of the Azores Destination"
The Regional Secretary for Tourism and Transport said that SATA Rallye Açores is a perfect combination between sport, in this case motor sport, and the promotion of the Azores Destination.
Vítor Fraga conveyed his belief to the organisers of the event during the presentation ceremony of the 48th edition of the most important motorsport event in the Azores.
"In addition to being a succ... more >>
Information: Luiz Fagundes Duarte assures payment of tuition fees to grant holders of University of the Azores
The Regional Secretary for Education, Science and Culture assured on Friday that grant holders of the University of the Azores will not be affected with regard to the payment of tuition fees for the current year of the contract.
Luiz Fagundes Duarte spoke to journalists at the end of hearing with the Committee on Social Affairs of the Legislative Assembly of the Azores. The government officia... more >>
Information: Regional Secretary for Health stated that projects for Radiotherapy Centre and Nuclear Medicine are moving forward
The Regional Secretary for Health revealed today that the projects in the area of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine are moving forward with the purpose of providing "comfort" to patients, who will no longer need to leave the Azores to receive treatment.
With the implementation of these projects, "patients will no longer need to leave the Azores to receive treatment and we intend that the treatme... more >>
Information: Regional Under Secretary of the Presidency for External Relations highlights Government's investment to support private media
The Regional Under Secretary of the Presidency for External Relations stressed on Wednesday the Government's commitment to support private media, taking into consideration "the relevant public interest of promoting a plural and dynamic media in the Region."
Rodrigo Oliveira spoke at the end of a hearing at the Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, Environment and Labour on the proposal for regio... more >>