Portugal one of world’s 10 great wine destinations; Portuguese economy: sound future; TAP privatisation; Portuguese Tourism Forum in Madeira; Portuguese aircraft factory; Portugal: first ever International Emmy Award

Portuguese national and international news from Paul Abbiati

Portuguese family-owned winery named by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s 10 great wine destinations

“O Vinho e a Poesia – ou uma viagem etílica pelo erotismo poético” de Fernando Sales Lopes

Link:
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/life/Look+Portugal+great+wines/3875118/story.html#ixzz16QuYd2pC

Portuguese economy: aspects that are bold, innovative, and that signal a sound future

Mark Fonseca Rendeiro a ‘Guardian’ citizen reporter produces podcasts living in Amsterdam blogs:

Portugal is a worldwide leader in alternative energy

Portugal’s electric mobility policy is groundbreaking

The Renault and Nissan car companies “are building a nationwide electric car infrastructure that includes 13,000 wind-powered charging stations, a swipe card access system and capacity for 750,000 vehicles by 2020.”

Lisbon municipal police electric car

Portugal’s import/export is very healthy

“It is perhaps too naive to just run down the long list of global corporations that have branches operating in Portugal, or the growing list of Portuguese businesses who have expanded not only in Europe, but in parts of Africa, Asia and throughout the western hemisphere. None of this is deemed worth reporting, so it never finds itself in the fine print under the latest obituary for our new sick man.”

Portugal is a leader in social policy

“Portugal leads the world in its drug treatment policies, while so many so-called successful nations spend countless billions on what is still referred to as a “war on drugs..”

link:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/mark-fonseca-rendeiro

TAP Portugal: 2011 privatization?

Air Transport World reports:

“TAP Portugal said its privatization process could start next year. CEO Fernando Pinto stated at the ALTA meeting in Panama City that privatizing the carrier “is part of a [government] plan and this process could start in 2011.”

Link:
http://atwonline.com/airline-finance-data/news/tap-portugal-ready-2011-privatization-1124

The Greatest Portuguese Tourism Forum comes to Madeira

The 36th edition of the Greatest Portuguese Tourism Forum – the National APAVT Congress (Portuguese Association of Travel Agencies and Tour Operators) – will take place at the Madeira Congress Centre, in Funchal, from 27th November to 2nd December 2010, dedicated to the theme “Tourism: Leadership in Recovery”

$64.7 million aircraft manufacturing complex in Évora, Portugal approved by EU

AIN Online reports:

“The 330,000-sq-ft facility, which is dedicated to manufacturing complex airframe structures and components in composite materials, is scheduled to be completed by the end of next year. “The construction of the second unit, dedicated to the production of metallic airframe structures, will begin shortly.

An Embraer jet aircraft in “Lufthansa Regional” colours is being pushed-back at Cologne-Bonn Airport.

“Embraer studied its globalization process and identified Portugal as the country offering the best resources in terms of developing the aeronautical cluster.”

“The historical connection between the two countries was an important factor”

link:
http://www.ainonline.com/news/single-news-page/article/eu-gives-final-okay-on-embraer-facility-in-portugal-27636/

Portugal: first ever International Emmy Award for the Telenovela ‘My Love’

International Emmy Award Website reports:

“With Lisbon as the backdrop, My Love is a story of love, betrayal, justice, courage, revenge, friendship, and glamour.”

Link:
http://www.iemmys.tv/news_item.aspx?id=119

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