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Information: President of Government opens University Institute in California
The President of the Government opened Wednesday the Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute (PBBI) at the University of Fresno, highlighting the contribution of this institute to strengthen the relation between the Azores and the state of California. "One of the key goals underpinning the creation of this institute is not only a means of disseminating the history of Azorean presence in California, b... more >>

Information: João Ponte defends genuineness of wines for sustainability of viticulture in the Azores
The Regional Secretary for Agriculture and Forestry stated on Pico that sustainability is a major challenge for viticulture as a determining factor in employment creation, wealth generation and economic development, pointing out a series of strategic goals that must be achieved in coming times. "One of the key goals concerns the safeguarding of the genuineness and authenticity of Azorean wines," ... more >>

Information: Regional Government welcomes European Parliament's vote in favour of maintaining co-financing rate of 85% for Outermost Regions
The Regional Assistant Secretary of the Presidency for External Relations expressed the Regional Government's satisfaction with the European Parliament's approval of the maintenance of the 85% co-financing rate for Outermost Regions. "The Government of the Azores welcomes the European Parliament's approval of the General Regulations on the next European Framework, especially because the European ... more >>

Information: Assessment of environmental status of cetaceans, turtles and seabirds in the Azores under public consultation until February 22
The report produced under the European MISTIC SEAS II project on the environmental status of cetaceans, birds and sea turtles in Macaronesia, designated as Macaronesian Roof Report, is under public consultation until February 22. This document contains a description of the species and criteria assessed in the Azores, Madeira and the Canaries as well as the compilation of the results obtained durin... more >>

Information: Regional Director for Energy highlights interest of international experts and researchers in the Azores
The Regional Director for Energy stressed in Furnas, S. Miguel, the frequent contact from international experts and researchers with a view to conducting their work in the energy sector. According to her, this is an "excellent indicator" of the merits of initiatives aimed at the projection and positioning of the Azores as a privileged laboratory to test the best solutions for European insular terr... more >>

Information: Vasco Cordeiro defends partnership with Communities to strengthen economic relations with the USA
The President of the Government defended Tuesday an evolution in the relation between the Azores and the United States of America towards the establishment of an increasingly important economic level, a goal that must be achieved in partnership with the Azorean communities residing in this country. "The data on tourism growth and the figures on US investment in the Azores prove it is possible to f... more >>

Information: European funds have been decisive for growth of agricultural sector on Faial, says João Ponte
The Regional Secretary for Agriculture and Forestry stated that European funds have been instrumental in the growth, diversification and sustainability of the agricultural sector on Faial, a path that must be pursued with determination and innovation. "The development of the agricultural sector in the Azores, in general, and on Faial Island, in particular, is quite evident in the construction of i... more >>

Information: Luís da Silva Ribeiro Public Library in Angra do Heroísmo celebrates 75th anniversary of the first edition of "Mau Tempo no Canal"
The Regional Directorate for Culture, through Luís da Silva Ribeiro Public Library and Regional Archive in Angra do Heroísmo, hosts a reading session of excerpts from the novel "Mau Tempo no Canal" next Saturday, February 16, at 5:30 PM. The initiative intends to mark the 75th anniversary of first edition of Vitorino Nemésio's novel. Considered one of the best Portuguese novels of t... more >>

Information: Applications for "Eco Village, clean village" programme open until March 15
The Government of the Azores, through the Regional Secretary for Energy, Environment and Tourism, promotes the 10th edition of the "Eco Village, clean village" programme. All village councils of the archipelago may apply until March 15. Organised by the Regional Directorate for the Environment, this contest intends to distinguish the cleaning of villages as well as the good performance of citizen... more >>

Information: President of the Government meets with Vice-Governor of the State of California
The President of the Government met Tuesday with the Vice-Governor of the State of California, to whom he presented new opportunities to strengthen the existing twinning between the Azores and this State in areas such as the sea, space and new technologies. "I had the opportunity to disseminate new opportunities to strengthen the twinning project between the Azores and California. We believe ther... more >>

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