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8 The Portugal News •  15 Feb 2020                                 News


      Welcome home                                               A programme to encourage Portuguese emigrants to return to the

                                                                 country has seen 1,705 people receiving support in their move home
                                                                 from the government.


                                                                        he “Programma         that 68 percent of people who  increase in financial support
                                                                        Regressar” saw until  now intend to return, left   available.
                                                                        July 2019, some 1,705  Portugal between 2011 and   “Thus, the maximum amounts
                                                                 Tpeople apply for            2015, with 47 percent of     of support, which were
                                                                 support in returning to Portugal  candidates having higher  previously set at €6,582 is now
                                                                 with almost 70 percent of these  education and 80 percent being  set at €7,201, and a 25 percent
                                                                 people being those who had   up to 44 years old.          increase has also been created
                                                                 emigrated between 2011 and   The statement added that,    for applicants who settle in the
                                                                 2015, the years in which the  “about 3,500 people have    interior of the country, so the
                                                                 global economic crisis had it’s  applied for job search on the  maximum amount of support is,
                                                                 strongest effects on the     IEFP platform with the motive of  in these cases is €7679”.
                                                                 population in Portugal.      ‘returning home’, fuelling   According to the Government,
                                                                 “Within the scope of the     speculation that many more   “in just one week after the entry
                                                                 programme, the Institute of  Portuguese emigrants have    into force of these
                                                                 Employment and Professional  intentions of returning in the  amendments, 12 applications
                                                                 Training [IEFP] received, until 9  near future.           from emigrants were approved,
                                                     68 percent
                                                     68 percent
                                                     68 percent  February, a total of 806     Changes have been recently   who will now be living in
                                                     68 percent
                                                     68 percent
                                                     of people
                                                     of people
                                                     of people   applications for the measure to  made to the programme,   countryside areas of Portugal
                                                     of people
                                                     of people
                                                     who now
                                                     who now
                                                     who now     support the return of emigrants,  published in Diário da  and benefit from this increase”.
                                                     who now
                                                     who now
                                                     intend to
                                                     intend to
                                                     intend to   covering a total of 1,705    República on 3 February, with  The programme, which saw
                                                     intend to
                                                     intend to
                                                     return, left
                                                     return, left
                                                     return, left  people”, reads a note released  the Government highlighting  applications opening in July
                                                     return, left
                                                     return, left
                                                     Portugal
                                                     Portugal
                                                     Portugal    by the Government in the     the expansion of the         2019, aims to promote and
                                                     Portugal
                                                     Portugal
                                                     between
                                                     between
                                                     between     presentation of the          universe of applications for  support the return to Portugal of
                                                     between
                                                     between
                                                     2011 and
                                                     2011 and
                                                     2011 and
                                                     2011 and
                                                     2011 and
                                                     2015.
                                                     2015.
                                                     2015.       programme’s balance sheet    people with fixed-term       emigrants, as well as their
                                                     2015.
                                                     2015.
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                                                     (Photo:
                                                     (Photo:     and prospects.               contracts with an initial duration  descendants and other family
                                                     (Photo:
                                                     (Photo:
                                                     TPN)
                                                     TPN)
                                                     TPN)        In the note, the executive says  of at least six months and the  members.
                                                     TPN)
                                                     TPN)
      Cycling stars return to the Algarve
      The Volta ao Algarve bike race returns to the Algarve roads between 19 and 23 February.
      The Volta ao Algarve bike race returns to the Algarve roads between 19 and 23 February.
      The Volta ao Algarve bike race returns to the Algarve roads between 19 and 23 February.
      The Volta ao Algarve bike race returns to the Algarve roads between 19 and 23 February.
      The Volta ao Algarve bike race returns to the Algarve roads between 19 and 23 February.
        Now in its 46th edition,  through the Eurosport  than 100 countries and 150  an important sporting event
      the Algarve Tourism      channel network and the  million homes throughout  for the region with more
      Region (RTA) and the     national channel TVI24.  the world” said João    than 1,000 participants
      Associação Turismo do     “This event is an      Fernandes, president of  including 25 cyclists from
      Algarve (ATA) are once   excellent asset for     RTA and ATA.             the top 100 in the world
      again working to boost the  promoting the image of the  The event helped to  ranking and twelve teams
      event with their assistance.  Algarve, its diversity and its  provide the Algarve with 25  from WorldTour.
        The support provided by  beautiful landscapes,  hours of visibility last year  For further information
      both entities aims to    given that through the  and also earned the region  about all of the stages and
      strengthen the television  strong media coverage, it  some €9 million.    routes, visit           For further information about all of the stages and
                                                                                                        For further information about all of the stages and
                                                                                                        For further information about all of the stages and
                                                                                                        For further information about all of the stages and
                                                                                                        For further information about all of the stages and
      coverage of the event    takes the region to more  The Volta ao Algarve is  www.voltaaoalgarve.com  routes, visit: www.voltaaoalgarve.com
                                                                                                        routes, visit: www.voltaaoalgarve.com
                                                                                                        routes, visit: www.voltaaoalgarve.com
                                                                                                        routes, visit: www.voltaaoalgarve.com
                                                                                                        routes, visit: www.voltaaoalgarve.com
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