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                          N N N N N   News in Brief              Economy “will get worse



      T T T T TAP announces six new routesAP announces six new routes  before it starts to improve”
        AP announces six new routes
        AP announces six new routes
        AP announces six new routes
        National flag-carrier TAP has announced six new routes for next
      summer. The airline will fly to Ibiza, Fuerteventura and Zagreb in the
      summer of 2021, as well as Djerba and Monastir, in Tunisia, and Oujda,  Government manager and consultant António Costa Silva has said that
      in Morocco. This comes at a time when a restructuring plan is being  the recovery of the economy in Portugal “will be slow” and that the
      prepared. According to a statement from the carrier, the new routes for
      next summer are part of the “connection network strategy” between  country’s situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic “will get even worse
      Europe, the Americas and Africa.
                                                                 before it starts to improve”.
      Disney+ Arrives In Portugal
      Disney+ Arrives In Portugal
      Disney+ Arrives In Portugal
      Disney+ Arrives In Portugal
      Disney+ Arrives In Portugal
        Disney+ continues its global expansion and has added Portugal to
      its roster of countries. Pricing in Portugal is fixed at €6.99 a month,
      which is also the fee that will be charged in Belgium, Finland, Iceland
      and Luxembourg. Disney last month announced 60.5 million
      subscribers to Disney+.
      Algarve Formula 1 expected to have impact                  The Recovery
      Algarve Formula 1 expected to have impact
      Algarve Formula 1 expected to have impact
      Algarve Formula 1 expected to have impact
      Algarve Formula 1 expected to have impact
                                                                 The Recovery
                                                                 The Recovery
                                                                 The Recovery
                                                                 The Recovery
                                                                 and Resilience
                                                                 and Resilience
                                                                 and Resilience
                                                                 and Resilience
                                                                 and Resilience
      of over €100 million
      of over €100 million                                       Programme
      of over €100 million
      of over €100 million
      of over €100 million
                                                                 Programme
                                                                 Programme
                                                                 Programme
                                                                 Programme
                                                                 will be
                                                                 will be
                                                                 will be
                                                                 will be
                                                                 will be
        Bringing Formula 1 to Portugal could have a direct impact on the  publicly
                                                                 publicly
                                                                 publicly
                                                                 publicly
                                                                 publicly
                                                                 presented on
                                                                 presented on
      Algarve’s economy of more than €100 million, according to estimates  presented on
                                                                 presented on
                                                                 presented on
                                                                 14 October,
                                                                 14 October,
                                                                 14 October,
                                                                 14 October,
      from the administrator of the Algarve International Racetrack (AIA),  14 October,
                                                                 the day
                                                                 the day
                                                                 the day
                                                                 the day
      Paulo Pinheiro. This year the Algarve circuit will host the Formula  the day
                                                                 before the
                                                                 before the
                                                                 before the
                                                                 before the
      World Championship (October 25) and the MotoGP World       before the
                                                                 document is
                                                                 document is
                                                                 document is
                                                                 document is
                                                                 document is
      Championship (November 22). Paulo Pinheiro said the two events  handed over
                                                                 handed over
                                                                 handed over
                                                                 handed over
                                                                 handed over
      will be a breath of fresh air for the region’s hotels and will help  to the
                                                                 to the
                                                                 to the
                                                                 to the
                                                                 to the
      “minimise the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic”.           European
                                                                 European
                                                                 European
                                                                 European
                                                                 European
                                                                 Commission.
                                                                 Commission.
                                                                 Commission.
                                                                 Commission.
                                                                 Commission.
      President praises health professionals
      President praises health professionals
      President praises health professionals
      President praises health professionals
      President praises health professionals
                                                                        osta Silva was speaking  that the recovery will be slow”, the  receiving 1,153 proposals for
        Portugal’s president has praised the country’s health professionals  at the Calouste  university professor said.   contributions, considered to be
      and called for a reinforcement of the SNS’ resources, in a message to  Gulbenkian Foundation,  “We are going to go into further  “an extraordinary contribution.”
      mark the National Health Service’s 41st anniversary. Marcelo Rebelo de  Cin Lisbon, during the  decline before there is growth, we  According to the socialist
      Sousa said it is necessary to go that extra mile to reinforce and provide  public consultation session on  are going to get worse before we  executive, with the conclusion of
      the SNS with the appropriate means to respond to the great challenge of  the “Strategic Vision for the 2020/  start improving,” Costa Silva  the “Strategic Vision”, the
      the times to come. He described Portugal’s health service as a pillar of  2030 Recovery Plan,” a document  stressed, arguing that the country  Government already approved on
      the democratic rule of law and key for human and social justice”.  created at the government’s  needs to use “all its assets” to  10 September, in Council of
      Albufeira shops opening times will not                     request, with the priorities for  preserve its productive capacity.  Ministers, the first version of the
      Albufeira shops opening times will not
      Albufeira shops opening times will not
      Albufeira shops opening times will not
      Albufeira shops opening times will not
                                                                 pulling out of the crisis.   “We are under no illusion, we will  Recovery and Resilience Plan, an
      change in State of Contingency
      change in State of Contingency
      change in State of Contingency                             “All our problems and constraints  have companies that will not  instrument of the Government that
      change in State of Contingency
      change in State of Contingency
                                                                 have come to the forefront in this  stand up to this pandemic,” he  will already be translated into the
        The opening hours of commercial establishments in Albufeira will not  crisis: decapitalised companies,  said, adding that the pandemic  proposed State Budget for 2021,
      suffer any changes despite the State of Contingency, as decided by the  very high public debt which in  crisis “is the tip of the iceberg,” but  which will be delivered on 12
      Mayor of Albufeira. José Carlos Rolo issued an order stating that in the  itself inhibits growth, the  down below is the “very serious”  October in Parliament.
      municipality of Albufeira the opening hours that were already in force will  limitations of our productive  environmental and climate crisis.  The Recovery and Resilience
      be maintained, despite the change from the a situation of alert to  structure, the decline in  The initial document, called the  Programme will then be publicly
      contingency, which involves tighter preventive measures. The Resolution  investment and low productivity.  “Strategic Vision for the 2020/  presented on 14 October, the day
      of the Council of Ministers regarding contingency measures gave  Therefore it is very important to  2030 Recovery Plan,” was  before the document is handed
      mayors the responsibility of defining the closing times of commercial  face up to the crisis from all these  presented on 21 July and was in  over to the European
      establishments, in the window between 8pm and 11pm.        perspectives and to bear in mind  public consultation in August,  Commission.
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