Category Archives: Portugal

Press Releases & News from Portugal distributed via EuropaWire

MEDLAB Series expands its presence into Europe

More than 3,000 medical laboratory industry professionals expected to attend the launch edition of MEDLAB Europe at the Barcelona Congress Centre in Spain Barcelona, Spain, 04-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — After many years of operating successful MEDLAB events around Africa, Asia … Read the full press release

TU/e team of soccer robots won the final of the Portuguese Robotics Open in Portugal

EINDHOVEN, 03-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The TU/e team of soccer robots, Tech United, won the final of the Portuguese Robotics Open in Portugal today, beating their Portuguese opponents CAMBADA by a score of 2-0. The Portuguese tournament is the unofficial European … Read the full press release

Redes Energéticas Nacionais (REN) launches new app with exclusive information about Portugal´s energy

LISBON, 03-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — REN – Redes Energéticas Nacionais launched a new communication tool, the App REN Energy, now available on the APP Store and on the Play Store. With an easy and intuitive navigation, the application gives access to exclusive … Read the full press release

EDP wins 4 blocks of concessions for the building and operation of electricity transmission lines in Brasil

LISBON, 28-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pursuant to the terms and for the purposes of the article 17 of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council and of article 248 of the Portuguese Securities code, EDP – … Read the full press release

Consortium of investors to acquire 100% of EDP’s gas distribution subsidiary in Spain

LISBON, 28-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pursuant to the terms and for the purposes of the article 17 of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council and of article 248 of the Portuguese Securities code, EDP – … Read the full press release

Startup Madeira Supports Entrepreneurship and Innovation With New Incubator

BRUSSELS, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EBN Member Startup Madeira / BIC Madeira in its 20th anniversary opened a new incubator, on 12th of April at Ribeira Brava, (Madeira, Portugal), with the aim to overcome structural disadvantages in the region and increase capacity … Read the full press release

Banco de Portugal’s Professor Jacinto Nunes Prize 2016 winners for the academic year 2015/2016

LISBON, 29-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Every year, Banco de Portugal awards a prize to the best undergraduate students in Economics, recognising merit in a fundamental area of study for the mission of a central bank. This prize has been renamed … Read the full press release

Banco de Portugal’s Lúcia Leitão appointed Vice-Chair of the International Financial Consumer Protection Organisation (FinCoNet)

LISBON, 29-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Lúcia Leitão, the head of the Banking Conduct Supervision Department of Banco de Portugal, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the International Financial Consumer Protection Organisation (FinCoNet), an organisation recognised by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and … Read the full press release

Zandre Campos Recipient Of Distinguished Business Excellence Award

CEO of ABO Capital receives special recognition from the African community LISBON, Portugal, 27-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — ABO Capital, a leading international investment firm headquartered in Angola, announced today that its CEO Zandre Campos was named one of the Top … Read the full press release

MEO e a Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP): 100 mil euros serão doados à Liga dos Bombeiros Portugueses

LISBOA, 23-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Em apenas uma semana, a linha solidária lançada pela MEO e a Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) registou cerca de 170 mil chamadas, totalizando mais de 100 mil euros, que serão doados à Liga dos … Read the full press release

Portugal Telecom (PT) assinala o lançamento do seu serviço de fibra ótica em Mangualde

Fibra Ótica da PT chega a perto de 7 mil casas em Mangualde, no âmbito do objetivo estratégico da PT de, até 2020, implementar a maior e mais moderna rede do país em mais 3 milhões de casas e empresas; … Read the full press release

4,150 counterfeit euro banknotes withdrawn from circulation in Portugal in 1H2016

LISBON, 25-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — During the first half of 2016, 4,150 counterfeit banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in Portugal, a decrease of 7.5 per cent compared with the second half of 2015. The number of counterfeit banknotes seized in Portugal … Read the full press release

This year’s REN Prize received roughly double the number of entries as in 2015

LISBON, 13-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — This year’s REN Prize received 48 entries from more than 10 universities and polytechnics across the country, roughly double the number of entries as in 2015. The REN Prize, created in 1995, distinguishes the best master’s … Read the full press release

NESTER R&D researcher João Esteves won the 2015 ABB (Asea Brown Boveri) / ISEL prize

LISBON, 13-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The NESTER R&D researcher, João Esteves, won the 2015 ABB (Asea Brown Boveri) / ISEL prize, thanks to the score of 20 marks (out of a maximum of 20) for his master’s degree thesis on “Stochastic … Read the full press release

InvestHorizon Early StageCamp and Investment Forum will be held on 25th May 2016 in Porto

BRUSSELS, 14-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of its AnnualCongress 2016, EBAN is glad to announce that we will be organising an InvestHorizon Early Stage Camp and Investment Forum on 25th May 2016. This event will take place in beautiful Porto with … Read the full press release

SAPO acaba de lançar uma área exclusivamente dedicada à 88.ª edição dos Óscares

LISBOA, 11-1-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — O SAPO acaba de lançar uma área exclusivamente dedicada à 88.ª edição dos Óscares, A Caminho dos Óscares, onde a partir de hoje ficarão disponíveis conteúdos diversificados alusivos ao evento de referência do cinema a nível internacional. … Read the full press release

Allianz Portugal “World Finance Best General Insurance Company” in Portugal

PORTO, 23-12-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — A Allianz Portugal é a vencedora do prémio Global Insurance Awards 2015, na categoria “World Finance Best General Insurance Company”, em Portugal. O galardão é promovido pela World Finance, conceituada revista britânica de negócios e reconhece as … Read the full press release

Ponte de Lima council, REN, Portuguese Physics Society organised class on electric and magnetic fields in Ponte de Lima Secondary School

LISBON, 29-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Did you know electric and magnetic fields are stronger when you are sitting in front of your laptop than when you are travelling by train? And did you know that the electromagnetic fields created by a … Read the full press release

REN’s Annual Report won silver at Galaxy Awards for 2nd year in a row

LISBON, 29-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — REN’s Annual Report has won silver at the Galaxy Awards for the second year in a row. This prize, which was won in the “Online Annual Report” category, is the third international award that REN’s Annual Report … Read the full press release

Caixa Geral de Depósitos está a substituir todos os seus cartões bancários institucionais por novos cartões

A Caixa Geral de Depósitos está a substituir cartões bancários institucionais por novos cartões desenvolvidos a partir da serigrafia de Júlio Pomar “Triplo Retrato de Fernando Pessoa”. LISBOA, 23-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — A Caixa Geral de Depósitos está a substituir todos os … Read the full press release

Fundação Portugal Telecom / Direção Regional de Educação da Madeira: Projeto Todos Podem Ler – Madeira

Fundação PT e Direção Regional de Educação da Madeira celebram um novo protocolo para instalar soluções tecnológicas de acessibilidade nas bibliotecas das escolas do ensino básico; Equipamentos e sistemas de software chegam a mais de 634 alunos; Promoção do projeto … Read the full press release

Banco de Portugal: new online form launched to report breaches of the rules applicable to credit institutions and financial companies

LISBON, 23-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Banco de Portugal publishes today in its website an online form trough which it will be possible to report breaches to the rules applicable to credit institutions and financial companies. Banco de Portugal encourages any … Read the full press release

As inscrições para a 15ª edição dos Prémios SAPO já se encontram abertas

LISBOA, 2-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — As inscrições para a 15ª edição dos Prémios SAPO já se encontram abertas em http://premios.sapo.pt. Sob o tema “A Caça aos Tesouros da Criatividade Digital”, os prémios SAPO regressam este ano inspirados no imaginário dos … Read the full press release

Ageas confirms exclusive negotiations to acquire AXA’s share in its Portuguese insurance operations for EUR 190.8 million

BRUSSELS, 7-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Ageas today confirms exclusive negotiations and intention to acquire AXA’s share in its Portuguese insurance operations for a total consideration of EUR 190.8 million¹ AXA’s Portuguese operations comprise a Non-Life business (99.7% stake), a Direct/internet … Read the full press release

AXA received an irrevocable offer from Ageas for the potential sale of its Portuguese operations that would value 100% of AXA’s Portuguese operations at EUR 197.5 million

PARIS, 7-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — AXA announced today that it has received an irrevocable offer from Ageas for the potential sale of its Portuguese operations, including in particular its entire stake in AXA Portugal Companhia de Seguros SA (“P&C Business”), … Read the full press release

A Caixa Geral de Depósitos é o banco oficial do EDP Cooljazz

Caixa com brigada de paparazzi no EDP Cooljazz. LISBOA, 23-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — A Caixa Geral de Depósitos é o banco oficial do EDP Cooljazz que acontece até 31 julho em Oeiras. Sob o conceito «Uma coisa é certa, desta … Read the full press release

Portugal Telecom: MEO kids CAMP leva diversão e boas práticas na praia, de Norte a Sul de Portugal

LISBON, 22-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Arrancou no passado sábado, dia 18, na praia de Moledo em Caminha, o MEO kids CAMP, um projeto da marca da Portugal Telecom dedicado ao segmento infantil que irá percorrer o litoral de Norte a … Read the full press release

Designing For Circularity: Global Event Tackles Solutions For A World Where Plastic Is Used, But Without Its Current Footprint

CASCAIS, PORTUGAL & HONG KONG, 12-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The 4th annual Plasticity Forum took place in Cascais, Portugal June 8-9, with the global event bringing together business and industry officials, sustainability experts, plastic producers and users, innovators, government representatives … Read the full press release

Voith Hydro successfully transported 170-metric-ton spherical valve from Shanghai to the new Frades II pumped-storage plant in Portugal

Heidenheim/Vieira do Minho,  29-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — In mid-May 2015, Voith Hydro successfully transported a 170-metric-ton spherical valve from Shanghai to the new Frades II pumped-storage plant in northwestern Portugal. The component, which was fabricated in Asia, was shipped via Rotterdam … Read the full press release

Fourth Annual Plasticity Forum in Cascais, Portugal to Discuss New Report on Plastic-to-Fuel

June event will highlight innovations in plastic recycling and corporate sustainability Cascais, PORTUGAL and HONG KONG, 21-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The Plasticity Forum will hold its 4th annual conference on June 8th and 9th in Cascais, Portugal. The forum will … Read the full press release