After many nights without being able to sleep, with images of a “war zone created by questionable fires”, and destroyed areas crossing my mind every time I close my eyes, at ASMAA we launch today a challenge to our MPs in the Portuguese parliament.
Is it at all possible that ENI/Galp could still drill in the deep offshore off Aljezur’s coast in spite of all denials by government? Is it the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?
PRESS RELEASE. Lagos, 27 September 2017: ASMAA announced today that the hiccups experienced this month are a thing of the past and the challenges overcome successfully.
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 CEO of GALP announced on 31 July 2017 during a press conference that it was Galp’s intention to drill in 2018 between April and June.
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.
There appears to be a bit of confusion surrounding information regarding the urgent applications brought forward to stop the Galp/ENI consortium drilling of the coast of Aljezur.
At ASMAA we are so excited and feel truly blessed for being invited by Tamera to collaborate in the event scheduled for Saturday 12 August in Odeceixe.
On October 1st, municipal elections are going to take place all over the country in Portugal. Some mayors and councillors will be re-elected and some won’t.
On Friday the 14 July 2017, ASMAA received the long awaited report from the petition moderator MP Hugo Costa (PS). (You can download it below)
Various serious disasters took place in Portugal in the past four weeks and indicated clearly the risks – not only environmental, economic or human - but also the poor and ineffective disaster management by some of the critical civil protection services.
Minister of the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino replies to request for an opinion in relation to ASMAA's objection petition against the granting of a TUPEM licence to the Galp/ENI consortium to drill in the Aljezur offshore.
We are very excited. Since last year that we have been planning on opening a charity shop and an up-cycling hub in Lagos. As of this week, we have now secured a very functional warehouse in Barão de São João.