With a nominal budget of 9,000€ (530€ per council region), ASMAA is launching its “I am a Blue Rebel” campaign covering the 16 councils Algarve as well as Odemira in the Alentejo. This campaign budget is a drop in the ocean when measured against a global political election campaign budget of 1.4Million Euros just in the Algarve.
The Portuguese mainstream press on 4 August 2017 went into "override" when it announced that Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa signed into law a proposal submitted by the PS and approved in Parliament on 11 May this year. According to the press this was the best thing since sliced bread was discovered.
Nas últimas semanas, Portugal foi cenário de vários desastres de dimensões catastróficas. A forma como eclodiram – incêndios de enormes dimensões e um grave derrame de nafta -- indicam claramente riscos não só ambientais, económicos ou humanos, mas falhas muito graves na gestão de desastres por alguns dos serviços de protecção civil.