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      16 The Portugal News • 25 May 2019



       Company creation goes from 45 days to 45 minutes



                                                                                Measures to simplify the creation of a company in Portugal
                                                                                has seen average times slashed
                                                                                    We went from a company that took  companies and citizens, is called Simplex
                                                                                    about 45 days to create in five  and joins these two aspects as two sides
                                                                                    different service points to 45 minutes  of the same coin.”
                                                                                “and 37 seconds, which is the latest  Portugal’s president Marcelo Rebelo de
                                                                                average to create a company at one point  Sousa, refused the idea of a “public
                                                                                or online,” the former minister of the  administration at various speeds,”
                                                                                presidency and of administrative    defended the digital investment in the
                                                                                modernisation Maria Manuel Leitão   state, and called for the end of the
                                                                                Marques said.                       technological inequalities for the citizens.
                                                                                Marques, who left office in February to join  “There cannot be a public administration
                                                                                the socialist list for the European  at various speeds, some advanced and
                                                                                elections, also mentioned the measure  other delayed,” De Sousa said.
                                                                                created by the government to open a  “Digitisation cannot be a lost revolution for
                                                                                “Company on the spot” as being      the reform of public administration.”
                                                                                instrumental in the drop in time to create a  “We know very significant advances,” he
                                                                                company.                            said, referring to measures such as
                                                                                “For us, the problem of digital in public  Simplex or the hosting of Web Summit.
                                                                                administration has always been seen as   “We have to take advantage of digitisation
                                                                                an instrument to simplify,” Marques said.  to reform public administrations, to
       Prime Minister António Costa at the presentation of the Simplex initiative.
       Prime Minister António Costa at the presentation of the Simplex initiative.  “Our programme, which today is a  change the mentality, civic awareness,
       Prime Minister António Costa at the presentation of the Simplex initiative.
       Prime Minister António Costa at the presentation of the Simplex initiative.
       Prime Minister António Costa at the presentation of the Simplex initiative.
       (Photo: Supplied)
       (Photo: Supplied)                                                        benchmark in Portugal, known both by  substance and approach to people.”
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                                               he Glovo app allows users to buy, send and receive anything
                                               he Glovo app allows users to buy, send and receive anything
                                               he Glovo app allows users to buy, send and receive anything
      Glovo arrives in Faro                   in the areas it operates in and is now available in Faro.  First bloggers and
                                              T T T T The Glovo app allows users to buy, send and receive anythinghe Glovo app allows users to buy, send and receive anything
                                              in the areas it operates in and is now available in Faro.
                                              in the areas it operates in and is now available in Faro.
                                              in the areas it operates in and is now available in Faro.
                                              in the areas it operates in and is now available in Faro.
         The Spanish start up   the demands of consumers.                                               influencers meeting
      continues to expand its     Those living or staying in
      business in Portugal with  Faro can now order food from                                             LINK Bloggers Meeting  Samantha Duarte.
      services now available in Faro,  their favourite restaurants to be                                will be held in Faro on 22  Rita Sampaio will also
      taking the total number of  delivered directly to their home                                      June, bringing together  be involved in the event,
      Glovo areas in the country to  or place of work or use the                                        bloggers and influencers  bringing with it her
      12 including in Braga, Porto,  “anything” option to explore                                       from across the country.  knowledge from other
      Coimbra and Lisbon.       other products available for                                              The meeting is the    events including SHARE
        The company works with  delivery.                                                               initiative of  Samantha  Algarve, TEDxFaro and as
      various well known          Glovo first arrived in Portugal                                       Duarte, a blogger and   a former journalist for SIC
      businesses including      in 2017 and now operates in                                             specialist in tourism   and Expresso.
      McDonalds, KFC, Ben &     106 cities across 28 countries                                          marketing and will take   Popular bloggers joining
      Jerry’s and local businesses  across Europe, the Middle                                           place at the EVA Senses  the event include Sofia
      unique to each area to reflect  East, Latin America and Africa.                                   Hotel, part of the AP Hotels  Castro Fernandes, who has
                                                                                                        & Resorts group.        more than half a million
                                                                                                          The object of the event,
       Maisons du Monde opens first store in Portugal                                                   the first of its kind to be held  followers on Facebook and
                                                                                                                                Janine Medeira, an Algarve
                                                                                                        in Portugal, is to help to  blogger with more than
                                                       Maisons du Monde, the French chain of décor      connect professionals   250,000 Facebook
                                                       Maisons du Monde, the French chain of décor
                                                       Maisons du Monde, the French chain of décor
                                                       Maisons du Monde, the French chain of décor
                                                       Maisons du Monde, the French chain of décor
                                                       shops, has opened its first store in Portugal at
                                                       shops, has opened its first store in Portugal at
                                                       shops, has opened its first store in Portugal at
                                                       shops, has opened its first store in Portugal at  working in content     followers.
                                                       shops, has opened its first store in Portugal at
                                                       Mar Shopping
                                                       Mar Shopping
                                                       Mar Shopping.
                                                       Mar Shopping..                                   marketing. “LINK sums up  Speakers at the event will
                                                       Mar Shopping..
                                                                                                        the concept of the event,  include Google trainer and
                                                         The home décor specialists have chosen the Algarve as  creating links between  Digital Marketing Director
                                                       the location for their first store in Portugal, with the 630  bloggers or digital  of the Pestana Group,
                                                       square metre shop offering consumers the chance to  influencers, who develop  Marco Gouveia and the
                                                       view the latest collection from the company.     their communities of    television presenter,
                                                         Portuguese clients have been able to purchase goods  thousands of followers who  cartoonist and author Hugo
                                                       from the company since 2010 thanks to the online store,  trust their opinions and  Van der Ding.
                                                       however this is the first time that a store has opened in  recommendations, and the  For further information
                                                       Portugal, showcasing the uniquely French style of the  brands they collaborate  about LINK, please visit
                                                       company.                                         with,” said organiser   www.linkbloggersmeeting.com
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