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Information: Unemployment falls 10 percent in January and registers new low in six years
The number of unemployed registered in the Agencies for Qualification and Employment dropped 10 percent in January. According to data published today by the Employment and Vocational Training Institute (IEFP), this figure represents the lowest value of the last six years. According to IEFP data, and maintaining the trend of previous months, we have to go back to October 2011 to find a lower figur... more >>

Information: Azores chosen for ESA "Space Rider" project, announces Vasco Cordeiro
The President of the Government announced today that the Azores were the place chosen by the European Space Agency (ESA) as the landing site for the "Space Rider," which will generate qualified employment. "I can announce that the Government received yesterday the news that the Azores have been chosen by the European Space Agency to be the landing site for the "Space Rider" project. It will create... more >>

Information: Avelino Meneses highlights developments achieved in education in the Azores
The Regional Secretary for Education and Culture highlighted in Horta the "giants steps" that have been taken in education over the last decades, through the construction of many schools, the training of teachers, the improvement of schooling rate and the eradication of traditional school dropout. Avelino Meneses pointed out that, despite "the major or minor developments, but always continuous," t... more >>

Information: 15 million-Euro investment in slaughterhouses reinforce competitiveness of meat sector, says Vasco Cordeiro
The President of the Government visited today the construction works of the new slaughterhouse on Faial Island. This is a five-million Euro investment that falls within the strategy to boost the competitiveness of the meat sector and, consequently, increase producers' income. "This infrastructure is part of the Region's Investment Plan. It also includes the ongoing construction of the slaughterhou... more >>

Information: Marta Guerreiro says tender for operation of 26 fast charging stations is major step towards electric mobility
The Regional Secretary for Energy, Environment and Tourism announced today the opening of the tender for the concession and operation of 26 fast charging stations on all islands of the Azores. According to her, this is a major step towards electric mobility in the archipelago. "Today, we are living up to the importance that the Government attaches to electric mobility. In the first phase, we will ... more >>

Information: Government of the Azores urges for faster decontamination in Praia da Vitória
The Regional Assistant Secretary of the Presidency for Parliamentary Affairs reiterated today the Regional Government's position regarding the decontamination of soils and aquifers in Praia da Vitória, stressing that "it is necessary to do more." "It is necessary to intensify the decontamination, to make it more visible and to do more and better in the decontamination of the areas identified ... more >>

Information: Cohesion Policy allowed the Azores to converge to the European Union
The Vice-President of the Government stated in Horta that the Azores are an example of the importance of the European Union's Cohesion Policy and its future maintenance, highlighting the unique convergence process achieved in the last 15 years. "The Azores were the only region in the country that has converged to the EU average in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and wealth generation in the ... more >>

Information:  Rui Bettencourt defends common regional position for next European financial framework
The Regional Assistant Secretary of the Presidency for External Relations invited today members of the Legislative Assembly to contribute to the construction of a common regional position by jointly preparing the future of Europe, through a "democratic, effective and transparent" decision-making process. Rui Bettencourt spoke at the Parliament in Horta during a debate promoted by the Regional Gov... more >>

Information: Regional Director for Communities participates in opening of the "Year of the Azores in Florianópolis"
The Regional Director for Communities, Paulo Teves, will visit Brazil between February 21 and 24 to participate in the official opening session of the "Year of the Azores in Florianópolis" in the context of the celebrations of the 270th anniversary of the Azorean presence in Santa Catarina. The meeting will take place on Thursday, February 22, at Florianópolis City Hall, followed by the ... more >>

Information: Export of proteas to grow 45% this year in the Azores, says João Ponte
The Regional Secretary for Agriculture and Forestry estimated today that the export of proteas will increase 45% this year in the Azores, noting that floriculture is a sector that has increasingly attracted young farmers. "This sector has been growing in recent years due to the entry of young farmers and the fact that they are using the Community funds available for that purpose," said João P... more >>

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