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Baia do Tejo, S.A - May 14, 2019

The Water City Project

Baia do Tejo, S.A. (“Baia do Tejo”) is a Portuguese state-owned company, created in 2009, dedicated to the promotion of the largest urban regeneration project in the Metropolitan Lisbon Area, with an Urbanization Plan approved (PUAN - Almada Nascente Urbanization Plan) that covers four different sub-unit areas.

Baia do Tejo is seeking to attract investors for the development of “SUOPG 1 - Margueira”, hereinafter referred to as “The Water City Project”, which comprises:
i) the acquisition of 464.565 sqm of land in Almada and;
ii) the assignment of the contractual positions on a Recreational Marina and on a Ferry Terminal Concession Agreements.

Bloomberg, By Alice Kantor - April 15, 2019

An unlikely dessert is on its way to becoming as ubiquitous as the croissant.

Not long ago an authentic pastel de nata—the diminutive egg-custard tart with a crispy crust—required a trip to Portugal. But now they’re popping up in supermarkets, coffee shops and bakeries from Manhattan to Singapore. The pastry even earned its own episode on the Great British Bake Off, the global hit that conquered the world with bunting and scones.

The pastel de nata, which just means cream pastry in Portuguese, has similarly become an international hit, centuries after it was said to have been invented in a Belem monastery by monks. In Portugal, the simple treat often costs about a euro ($1.14) at the more famous shops, but they fetch up to 3 pounds ($4) in trendy London cafes. One grocer, Lidl, boasted of selling 2,000 nata an hour in the U.K. in 2018, competing with doughnuts for popularity.

Institute for Economics & Peace - June 2019

Global Peace Index 2019

This is the thirteenth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness. Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the GPI is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness. This report presents the mostcomprehensive data-driven analysis to date on peace, its economic value, trends, and how to develop peaceful societies.
Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008. It is joined at the top of the index by New Zealand, Portugal, Austria, and Denmark.

euronews - May 29, 2019

Which EU countries offer the best employment rates for migrants?

Looking at 2018 employment rate figures for 20-64 year olds, it found 86% of EU citizens living in the United Kingdom were employed, which was shortly followed in second and third places by PORTUGAL and Sweden respectively.

eurostat | Your key to European statistics - March 27, 2019

Hard-to-fill ICT vacancies: how countries compare

During 2017, 9 % of EU enterprises recruited or tried to recruit ICT specialists and 5 % reported having hard-to-fill vacancies for jobs requiring relevant ICT skills. In other words, over half (53%) of all enterprises that recruited or tried to recruit ICT specialists had difficulties in filling these vacancies.

In the EU Member States, the highest proportions of businesses finding it difficult to recruit ICT specialists in 2017 were in Czechia (79 %) and Austria (78 %). In contrast, the proportion was below 40 % in Poland (37 %), Portugal (35 %) and Spain (25 %).

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YVONNE'S TRAVEL BLOG - January 27, 2019 By Yvonne Jasinski

11 Top Reasons to Visit Portugal

I traveled to Portugal twice so far. My first trip was a 24 hour stopover in Lisbon. I was sold on the spot. I fell in love with its colorful tiled houses, outdoor cafes, fado music and the city’s local vibe despite being a popular tourist destination. My second trip was a week long and I was happy to discover that the whole country is lively, colorful, and one of a kind, just like Lisbon. Every day of my visit brought something new and fascinating. So what am I so excited about? These are my top 11 reasons to visit Portugal.

Stunning beaches, crystal blue water, world class architecture, great wine and food, friendly people and affordability – if that sounds like a perfect vacation, I have a place for you to visit – Portugal! Not many countries can offer all of this, and more, in one package and without breaking your budget. Portugal’s weather just puts an additional glow on the country’s perfect mixture of attractions. Read on to discover 11 top reasons to visit Portugal.

Nova SBE (Nova School of Business and Economics)
The new Carcavelos Campus

November 2018
Now we are all here.
It is now clear, every day, what we have built together for 24,5 months: 75,061m2 of construction at a rate of 3,064m2 per month, without ever forget the sustainability of our campus: our environment is 80% more efficient than the reference values, and we planted 473 trees, 60,022 shrubs and 28,000m2 of sowing.
This is why the 90.000 m² campus of our school stands out as an idyllic scenario for a learning experience like no other. A Nova way of being a school, based in Portugal, and open to the world.

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Portugalist.com

Lisbon for Digital Nomads

A few years ago, you could count the number of digital nomads in Lisbon on one hand. These days, Lisbon is seen as one of the main (if not the main) digital nomad hubs in Europe. It’s often referred to as the Chiang Mai of Europe or the new Berlin. It’s actually neither of those two things, and that’s what’s great about it.
Although the cost of living in Lisbon has risen over the past few years, Lisbon is still a very affordable city to live in – by Western European standards anyway.

REUTERS Technology News - by Catarina Demony - October 3, 2018

Web Summit to stay in Lisbon for 10 years

LISBON (Reuters) - Europe’s largest tech event, the Web Summit, will remain in Lisbon for another 10 years, its founder Paddy Cosgrave said on Wednesday in a boost to Portugal’s aspirations of becoming a technology hub.

Live and Invest Overseas - by Kathleen Peddicord - Sep 07, 2018

The 10 Best Places To Live Overseas In 2018

Lisbon, Portugal - This city on the Tagus, one of the oldest in Western Europe, was originally settled as a Phoenician trading post. It was in the 15th and 16th centuries, though, that Lisbon flourished. Awe-inspiring landmarks were constructed during this Golden Age of Discovery—the Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém, for example, and, on the waterfront, the Praça do Comércio.

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April 17, 2018

Plus de 29 000 nouveaux expatriés au Portugal en 2017 : + 33 % en 2 ans

Vous avez pris la décision de venir vivre au Portugal ? Vous n’êtes pas le seul. En effet l'année dernière, le SEF (Service des Étrangers et des Frontières) a accordé plus de 29 000 permis de séjour à des ressortissants de pays de l'Union européenne. C'est la plus forte augmentation des cinq dernières années mais ce chiffre ne constitue pas un record. Le soleil, la joie de vivre, la nature font du Portugal une destination privilégiée pour s’expatrier. Bob, l’Assistant des expats au Portugal vous dit tout sur cette augmentation spectaculaire.

TOP5 - By Kristen Slizgi - April 15, 2018

Lisbon Digital Nomad Guide

Blessed with great weather year round and cheap living, the Lisbon digital nomad scene has grown exponentially in recent years. As travelers flock to Lisbon these days, this traditional yet cosmopolitan city has been attracting the lucky few who can work from anywhere in the world. There’s even been whispers that Lisbon is the new Chiang Mai or Berlin of Western Europe. And as popular companies like Remote Year and Be Unsettled, who bring groups of remote workingprofessionals around the globe, Lisbon is at the top of their most-requested destinations … with good reason.

compulsivecontents - Words: Edd Norval, Photos: José Pando Lucas - March 7, 2018

IT REALLY IS LISBON'S TIME

Lisbon is a city with many faces. In a day you can go to the beach in the morning, have lunch in one of Europe's oldest restaurant, then go for a late-afternoon stroll through some beautiful woodlands. This is only part of the appeal though, the other part is something you can't really see or touch - it's more of a feeling.

Forbes - Heather Farmbrough - Feb 28, 2018

Lisbon 2018: Why Startups Are Booming In The Portuguese Capital

Lisbon is fast becoming a creative and tech startup hub, helped by accelerator funding, tech incubators and newly refurbished coworking spaces popping up all over the city.

Forbes - Heather Farmbrough - Feb 20, 2018

Why Portugal Is A Top Choice For Foreign Investors

Where else could I have all this? In February?" asked the retired Swiss investment banker sitting inside Fabrica Coffee Roasters on Lisbon's Rua da Flores, gesturing towards the sunny street outside.

The World Pursuit - January 13, 2018

The 14 Best Beaches in the Algarve

Europe is no stranger to gorgeous beaches with the Mediterranean, Adriatic, and Black Sea, but it’s the Algarve may be one home to some of the best beaches on the continent. The Algarve beaches have some of the tastiest waves, cleanest water, and most dramatic landscapes. To top it off the Algarve boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine each year!

Escape - Celeste Mitchell - November 24, 2017

Why Porto, Portugal is Europe’s best destination

It’s undoubtedly been Portugal’s year in 2017 after visitor numbers soared nearly 13 per cent in 2016.
With Porto being named European Best Destination 2017 and picking up the gong for Europe’s Leading Tourism Destination at the World Travel Awards, the spotlight is squarely on Portugal’s second-largest city, and for good reason.

The Wall Street Journal - By Patricia Kowsmann - Oct. 4, 2017

Portugal Finds Its Stride After a Bad Stretch

LISBON—Just four years ago, Portugal was under the thumb of international creditors. Its banks were teetering, unemployment was near 18% and tens of thousands of Portuguese were leaving the country.
Now, the country is one of Europe’s hottest stars, with tech startups mushrooming, foreigners taking up residence and investment pouring in. In mid-September, Standard & Poor’s even raised Portugal to investment grade from junk—a crowning achievement for a country that came within a hair’s breadth of default in 2011 and had to accept a bailout worth €78 billion ($92 billion).

ENTREPRENEUR - Amir Bozorgzadeh - September 9, 2017

Portugal is building a startup mega campus in Lisbon

Last June I wrote about Portugal’s thriving scaleup ecosystem, which is growing twice as fast as the European average. Since then, I’ve actually relocated my VR startup to Portugal and so have an even better view of the ecosystem now.
I wrote last year about how the country’s capital, Lisbon, successfully turned its economic troubles into an opportunity to reinvent itself as a European hub for creative and tech startups. Scores of accelerators, incubators, coworking spaces, and repurposed structures have popped up as a result. And that trend appears only to be accelerating.

QUARTZ - By Lianna Brinded - September 6, 2017

Portugal has the best quality of life in the world for expats

If you’re thinking of quitting your job where you live and moving abroad for a new life and career, then Portugal is apparently the place to be.
According to one of the world’s most comprehensive reports—Expat Insider 2017—on expats, Portugal has the best quality of life in the world. InterNations, the networking group which conducted the survey, defines expats “in the classical sense of employees on a corporate assignment.” It had 13,000 respondents, representing 166 nationalities.

Study in Portugal – 10 reasons to study and research in Portugal

Feb 20, 2017
Portugal is currently a hub for creativity and innovation and a gateway to the world. Centuries of history and culture and a privileged location by the seaside make Portugal a very unique place where you can learn or work on your academic project.

Independent - Lianna Brinded - 3 February 2017

The 17 countries where expats live the happiest lives

Portugal —The country ranks in the top 5 "dream destinations" for expats, according to the survey. It is particularly popular for people emigrating with children.

hoofdkraan.nl - 25-01-2017

The 10 best cities for freelancers in 2017

Lisbon in Portugal is the best city to live for freelancers in 2017, if you could choose from any city in the world. Low prices, fast internet, good weather in summer and safety made Lisbon number one, based on the research we conducted. We have included 117 cities in our online research, over 90 countries and we looked at 23 different ranking factors.

coffeemuseum.com - September 21, 2016

How to Drink Coffee in Portugal

Portuguese people love their coffee so much that this is the most meticulous drink in the whole country and, of course, the biggest social habit you’ll ever find all over the place.
Portuguese people love their coffee. And more: they do it well. If you, by any chance, go to Portugal, you have to know that if you ask for “café” (coffee), a black espresso will be served. Sugar will be given but, most of the Portuguese drink it without it.