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.
In the past few years ASMAA has often been asked to assist and to provide advice and at times guidance to foreign residents in the Algarve covering a myriad of issues. We’ve always felt that there was a distinct need for such a service, but only now is ASMAA in a position to actively respond to it.
Most of us are very familiar with Portuguese bureaucracy, what we not used to it is when bureaucracy is applied to the big boys, and especially to big oil.
Tomorrow, 9 May, the Portuguese parliament is going to debate the proposal submitted by the Bloco de Esquerda and PAN, which if approved would see the end of all new oil and gas exploration concessions in Portugal. The proposal will then be voted after the debate in the parliamentary session.
Yesterday, 2 May 2017, the Portuguese courts accepted the injunction application submitted by the Odemira Municipality two weeks ago. The court acknowledged that the submission had valid arguments for acceptance of the application.