Information: INE and Banco de Portugal report confirm stability of Azorean finances
The Vice-President the Government of Azores welcomed "with great satisfaction" the data on the clearance of National and Regional Public Accounts of 2012 that were made public by the National Statistics Institute (INE) and the Banco de Portugal (BdP).
For Sérgio Ávila, the figures revealed by the INE and the Bank of Portugal report fully confirm those presented by the Regional Governme... more >>
Information: Council of the Government approves 14 specific measures to the island of São Jorge
The Regional Government has approved 14 specific measures for the island of São Jorge at a meeting of the Council of the Government that was held in the context of the Government's visit to this island.
The Government has also decided to grant financial support to Calheta Town Hall corresponding to the allocation of Community funding in the form of non-repayable subsidy for the renewal w... more >>
Information: Vasco Cordeiro regrets that the National Government refused to support the Azores for the damages caused by bad weather
The President of the Azorean Government regretted the fact that the National Government refused to support the Region to recover from the damages caused by the bad weather that has recently hit the archipelago, despite being aware that 90% of the damages occurred in areas under the jurisdiction of the Regional Government.
"If 90 percent of the damages occurred in areas that are under the Regi... more >>
Information: Regional Government reiterates importance of maintaining tax differential in the Azores
The Vice-President of the Government reiterated today the importance of maintaining the current tax differential between the Region and the rest of the country, considering that what is at stake here is the Region's own revenue. In this context, "the Azores should decided if their resources will support families and companies or finance the regional administration."
Sérgio Ávila spoke a... more >>
Information: Regional Government approved the Strategic Plan for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship
The Government of the Azores has adopted the Strategic Plan for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship 2013-2016, which intends to provide the Region with a tool that allows to control the main structural factors, through a series of coherent and consistent measures, in order to stimulate entrepreneurship.
According to the press release of the meeting held by the Council of the Government on São... more >>
Information: Members of the Regional Government met with São Jorge islanders
Members of the Regional Government welcomed on Tuesday nearly fifty São Jorge citizens in the first of two meetings to be held under the Government's statutory visit to the island of São Jorge. This initiative is intended to hear the local population on matters they consider relevant.
With these meetings, unprecedented in statutory visits, the Regional Government aims to establish a cl... more >>
Information: Regional Secretary for Health announces implementation of telemedicine system on São Jorge this year
The Regional Secretary for Health announced in Velas today that the telemedicine system will be implemented on the island of São Jorge by the end of this year.
We are determined to launch a system that will be capable of responding to the needs of the users of São Jorge Island Health Unit," stated Luís Cabral.
Luís Cabral spoke at the end of a working meeting with the Admi... more >>
Information: Government of the Azores opens applications for "Recuperar" programme
The Vice-Presidency, Employment and Business Competitiveness will open the application period for the "Recuperar" (Recover) programme on April 1. Application should be made at the following electronic address: http://portaldoemprego.azores.gov.pt until April 15.
The "Recuperar" programme, approved by the Regional Government in February, aims to support the professional integration of unemploy... more >>
Information: Vasco Cordeiro wants the Azores to become national reference in sea-related sectors
The President of the Government defended today that the region has the conditions to become a national reference, within a decade, in three sea-related sectors: nautical tourism, commercial exploitation of marine resources and the balance between environmental policies and economic potentialities.
"We have the potential and conditions to, within a decade, transform the Azores in a reference Regi... more >>
Information: National Government should establish influence in the European Union for the creation of Atlantic hub in the Azores
The Regional Secretary for Tourism and Transport said today that the creation of an Atlantic hub for the maritime transport of cargo from and to Europe should be defended "by the Government of the Azores and the National Government as well."
Speaking at a meeting organised by the Regional Section of the Portuguese Association of Engineers on the theme "The Sea and Engineering as the Development ... more >>