Lagos, 14 May 2017: ASMAA announced today that they are finalizing a new campaign in the run up to the municipal elections in the Algarve and Alentejo to ensure that Oil and Gas Exploration are firmly placed on the election agenda as a focus point.
As eleições municipais vão decorrer no dia 1 de Outubro deste ano, e a ASMAA acredita que é importante incentivar o voto informado e destacar a posição dos candidatos eleitorais e dos partidos sobre a posição do governo de continuar com a exploração de petróleo e gás em Portugal, face à maciça oposição pública.
Hoje no Parlamento assistimos a uma sessão que, só por si, explica porque razão tantos, mas tantos portugueses desistiram de votar.
Short report on how the votes went in the Portuguese Parliament on 11 May 2017, when the issue of oil exploration in Portugal was voted on.
Relatório de todas as votações na Assembleia da Republica sobre a exploração de petróleo que decorreu quinta feira dia 11 de maio.
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.
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ASMAA will be at the Discoveries Festival in Lagos, which will be held between the 28 April and 1 May. Our stand is in the main terrace next to the Infant statue facing the old army quarters. (next to D. Maria Church / seagulls swimming pool)