Madeira roads public-private partnerships payments; Portuguese Tavares to become Renault COO; Portugal’s electric vehicle programme; Ronaldo wants Coentrão in Real Madrid; Banks auctioned more than 1,500 foreclosed homes;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Madeira roads public-private partnerships: € 3.5 m charges over the next 25 years

Público reports:

The public-private partnerships of the Government of Madeira for the road sector will represent more than € 3.5 m charges over the next 25 years, ............  ...read more

86 million euro Satellite Control Centre opened in Madeira; Tourism: Portugal is going to have a “good summer”; Yellow Weather alert for Rain; Foreign tourists spent 7 percent more in the country during the first quarter 2011 than in 2010;

Madeira & Portugal News from Paul Abbiati:

Tourism: Portugal is going to have a “good summer”

Portugal News:

“Amid the economic gloom, it appears Portugal has been given an unexpected
lifeline with emerging news that hotels, based on current bookings are
expecting this holiday ............  ...read more

Jose Mourinho’s position at Real Madrid gets stronger; Portuguese General Election June 5th 2 main parties level, WALKING in Madeira: ‘Passeios Recomendados’;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Jose Mourinho’s position at Real Madrid gets stronger

BBC article:

“Real Madrid director general Jorge Valdano has been sacked after a board meeting at the Bernabeu stadium.

“We have decided to end the contractual relationship with Jorge ............  ...read more

Calheta Hotel: ‘Jardim Atlantico’ world leader in environmental practices; Repairing forest damage; Hotel BAREFOOT WALK provides natural reflexology for the feet!;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Calheta Hotel: ‘Jardim Atlantico’ world leader in environmental practices; Repairing forest damage

Diario Newspaper Supplement article:

Calheta Hotel: ‘Jardim Atlantico’ globally recognised for environmental practices

“Over the ............  ...read more

MADEIRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2011: 3-12 June; More Dance in Calheta; Innovative Portuguese choreographer Daniel Cardoso CASA DAS MUDAS 27 & 28 May 9pm;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

More Dance in Calheta; Innovative Portuguese choreographer Daniel Cardoso presents ‘Destinos’

More Dance in Calheta; Innovative Portuguese choreographer Daniel Cardoso presents ‘Destinos’ a work conceived by him but performed by ............  ...read more

DIVING off Madeira: expert Diver makes presentation on DIVING Monday night; More Dance in Calheta; Innovative Portuguese choreographer Daniel Cardoso CASA DAS MUDAS 27 May?;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

DIVING off Madeira: expert Diver makes presentation on DIVING Monday night

Today 18h30 expert diver José Luís Trabulo makes a presentation on diving in Madeira at Centro Cultural Anjos Teixeira, no 137 da Rua da Carreira, no Funchal.

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Cristiano Ronaldo visits his home Madeira; Pestana Group opens Berlin Tiergarten Property; Golf: Madeira Islands Open 2011: Michael Hoey wins;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

The Diario Newspaper reports that Cristiano Ronaldo and his son and Girlfriend Irina arrived in Madeira on Sunday.

link: http://www.dnoticias.pt/actualidade/desporto/265792-cristiano-ronaldo-esta-na-madeira

Golf: Madeira Islands Open 2011: Michael ............  ...read more

CINEMA FESTIVAL starts in Calheta; Golf: OPEN MADEIRA second most important in Portugal; GOLF: ‘Ferrie leads Madeira hopefuls’ Porto Santo 18-22 May; Madeira Rose Garden Quinta do Arco: International Award; INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY(S) well-attended;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

First Documentary CINEMA FESTIVAL in Madeira starts in Calheta at Casa das Mudas on 19th

Programme:

Quinta-feira 19
10:30: Homem no Arame
Secção Juvenil e Escolas
18:00: Cocktail Abertura
18:30: Rock On Tchaickovsky
Secção Panorama DOC

19:15: Messiah
 ............  ...read more

ALL-PORTUGUESE Europa League final Wednesday night; Braga out to dethrone Porto in Europa League final; ‘Pristine Portugal: Madeira’: DAILY MAIL article;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati

‘Pristine Portugal: Madeira’: DAILY MAIL article

“Madeira.. last the undoubted highlight..”

Daily Mail online:

“Madeira has the feeling of another, gentler age”

“Practically every passenger was out on deck first ............  ...read more

QUINTA DO ARCO ROSE GARDEN wins World Federation of Rose Societies’ Prize; Museums & Galleries FREE 18th May; European finance ministers shrug off Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal & strike Portugal deal; Surfing: QUIKSILVER PRO PORTUGAL, Ericeira, June 14-19th, 2011; Tiago Pires;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

“European finance ministers shrug off Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal to strike Portugal deal”

The Telegraph:

“Europe’s finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund shrugged off the scandal engulfing IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn ............  ...read more

FREE Public Pools & Beaches in Madeira; ‘EUFORIA’; All-Portuguese Europa League final on Wednesday; NEW flights from London to Portugal; Portugal hopes Europa final hails new golden era; Strength of Portugals tourism market;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

FREE Public Pools in Madeira

Not only does Madeira have FREE admission to beaches but, FREE pools too! Diario article on public swimming pools:

Image caption: Calheta FREE white sand beaches and swimming, Calheta

Image caption: Salinas ............  ...read more

POWERBOAT World Championship Grand Prix of Portugal 2011 Portimao 21-22 May; Portugal: tourist trade thriving thanks to European travellers seeking a safe alternative to restive Mediterranean destinations in North Africa; Portugal set to celebrate WOMEN’S FOOTBALL DAY; RALI DA CALHETA 2011 continues today Saturday;

Madeira & Portugal News from Paul Abbiati:

Rali da CALHETA 2011 continues today Saturday:


Caption: Paul do Mar stage of Rali, 2010

Official website with all details including times:
http://www.ralidacalheta.com/sobre.html

Powerboat World Championship Grand Prix of Portugal 2011 Portimao ............  ...read more

FILM FESTIVAL Calheta 19-22 May, 2011; Finnish parties agree to support bail-out for Portugal; CULTURAL HIGHLIGHT of the week; Portuguese Island to become first CO2-free island; Pina Bausch FILM; Contemporary Dance

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Portuguese Island to become first CO2-free island

Finnish parties agree to support bail-out for Portugal

BBC article:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13372218

Contemporary Dance at Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias: Thursday night, 9pm

The Conservatório-Escola ............  ...read more

Madeira Flower Festival 2011; World of Dinosaurs Exhibition at MADEIRA TECNOPOLO;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati

Cortejo alegórico da Festa da Flor 2011

From Pat in the Comments section. Tobi’s slideshow:

PhotoGallery of Diario Newspaper & Video of Cortejo alegórico da Festa da Flor 2011 on Sunday afternoon.

link: http://www.dnoticias.pt/multimedia/fotoreportagem/263669-cortejo-alegorico-da-festa-da-flor-2011
 ............  ...read more

Madeira Flower Festival PARADE Sunday; Classical Music Feast at Calheta’s CASA DAS MUDAS continues; Classical Music MASTERCLASSES at Casa das Mudas continue; Floral Art Exhibition CAMARA DE LOBOS;

Madeira & Portugal News from Paul Abbiati:

Classical Music Feast at Calheta’s CASA DAS MUDAS continues

Classical Music MASTERCLASSES at Casa das Mudas continue.

The 3 day Classical Music Event at Calheta’s International Art Centre ‘Casa das Mudas’ continues on Saturday night with Piano ............  ...read more

PRESS CONFERENCE agreement between Portuguese authorities and the Troika; Beauty of Madeira’s flowers EXHIBITION ‘FLORartis’ Câmara de Lobos;Portugal bail-out: Statement clarifying EU and euro-area financial support; Braga and Benfica fight for place in Europa League final;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

link to Press Conference film in English:

http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/videoplayer.cfm?ref=77190

PRESS CONFERENCE agreement between Portuguese authorities and the Troika

Press Conference: soundbites

“Jürgen Kröger, Head of EC mission, ............  ...read more

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