From rescue to surplus; from the abandonment of the historic center of Lisbon to its tourist explosion. The Spanish press speaks about the decade of the ‘small country on the periphery of Europe’, which for a prodigious decade has increased its prestige abroad.
“We have had 40 projects supported in just over a year and a half,” explained Manuel Claro, explaining that “it is almost unanimous” among international producers “the quality of the Portuguese technical and artistic teams in this type of work”.
Portugal remained in 34th position in the World Economic Forum’s world competitiveness ranking, which analyzed 141 economies, due to methodological changes with global impact. Nevertheless, Portugal has improved above all in technological innovation.
Beyond the 12th place in the world, the World Economic Forum report indicates that Portugal is eighth in the European ranking, achieving the best result ever. The country leads in Tourism Infrastructures.
Within the Portuguese Business Schools, Universidade Nova de Lisboa is the one with the best ranking. The eight Portuguese institutions were awarded Excellency Palms by the Business Schools Ranking by Eduniversal rating agency.
The Palace of Mafra and the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus in Braga were classified as World Heritage. The monuments included “the 36 nominations for inclusion on the World Heritage List”, which were evaluated at the 43rd Session of the UNESCO Heritage Committee.
Last year, Portugal was a leader in the European Union (EU) in the area of innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to data revealed by the European Commission, nevertheless obtaining a “moderate innovative” country classification.
The multinationals that hold service centers from the north to the south of the country have already created more than 55 thousand work places in Portugal. The data is from the Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal (AICEP) and represent more than 1% of the countries jobs.
There are eight concrete reasons that placed Portugal on the peak of the European sustainable destinations, a distinction attributed during the ITB Berlim, considered the main International Tourism Fare.
The international ranking Henley Passport Index 2019 considers the number of countries in each passport that allows to entry in a country without a visa, meaning that the Portuguese people son’t need visa in 185 countries.
Portugal is among the countries with best climate performances, being on the 14th position from a list of 57 analyzed countries, one position up comparing to 2017. In one of the parameters about climate policies that integrates the global index, he got the first place.
The 14 approved projects, on the scope of the tax benefits of shooting raising in Portugal, are predicting a total investment of 23,7 million euros on the country, said an official source of the Ministry of Culture.
The report places Portugal in tenth place among the liberal democracies, where not only there is a formally democratic political system but also the rights and freedoms of the population are respected. .
A “cult hit”, a tendency for the millennials (young people born between the 80’s and the end of the 90’s): this is how the British newspaper The Guardian talks about the Portuguese ceramics of Bordalo Pinheiro, the historical brand native from Caldas da Rainha. .
The Portuguese research team detected an integral protein that promotes the compatibility between the maternal and paternal chromosomes after the fertilization, envisioning a new approach to the infertility diagnosis.
The European Union will provide 26 million euros to the Portuguese African Countries and Timor-Leste (PALOP-TL) to foster the employment on the cultural and reform of the public finance management sectors, announced the organization.
The Municipality of Lisboa announced that intends that the capital have a photovoltaic central until 2020, at the landfill of Vale do Forno, to supply electrical vehicles and reduce fossil energy on the city.
The Portuguese and Canadian governments will sign an agreement about the student and work mobility for young people between 18 and 25 years old, said the Secretary of State for the Portuguese Communities.
The programs between Portugal and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Texas, in Austin, and the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will be renewed for more ten years, revealed the Portuguese ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education.