Organised by the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK, The Portuguese Diaspora Council and the Portuguese Communities Council, the dinner welcomed as its guest of honour His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the President of the Portuguese Republic.
Last Thursday (March 23), the Moving to Portugal Show and Seminars, organised by the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK, returned to central London at the Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel.
In particular, she believes that Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa’s trip to London on Portugal Day and the two governments signing of a joint declaration reinforces a trading relationship that in 2023 will celebrate its 650th anniversary.
Portugal’s overall electricity consumption went up 1.4% year-on-year when compared to 2020, or 1.7% when taking into account temperature and number of working days.
Here Chamber members Global Citizen Solutions explain the changes in depth
A resolution published on 29 December said that public spending on R&D should hit 1 per cent of GDP by 2030, with private spending making up the remaining 2 per cent.
In total, 124 investment projects were contracted throughout 2021, which will be spread across 70 municipalities across the country.
All information about past and upcoming webinars is available here.
As part of this, our Chamber members the Portuguese company EDP, through its subsidiary EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), the world's fourth-largest renewable energy producer, has reaffirmed its role in the UK’s energy transition with plans to invest up to £13bn in the UK by 2030.
• First Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK event since 2019 will respond to emerging trend
• Portugal voted the best place to live in 2022 in latest Expats Exchange survey
Fibre broadband, low taxes and sun, could these Portuguese islands make you happy ever after?
UK Political, Economic and Social Update
• 59% are looking to move permanently to Portugal (Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK)
• Portugal named ‘top overseas property hotspot’ with 28% increase in searches (Rightmove Overseas)
• Live Moving to Portugal Show and Seminars to recommence October 2021
• Digital nomads, entrepreneurs and tech start-ups being welcomed to Portugal
• Algarve eyes up title of world’s #1 lifestyle tech hub
From 1 January 2021 the rules for trading with the UK will change.
In the Recovery and Resilience Programme, which António Costa will present to Brussels, the State defines three
As the UK endures an unprecedented 10-day heatwave, with temperatures over 34 degrees in much of the country, the holiday season is well under way here.
We will be closing the Chamber for a few days holiday, and we return on 2nd September.
On our return we will be releasing our autumn schedule of webinars and other online events, which are an increasingly important part of our services to members.
Our General Manager, Christina Hippisley, recently joined Dylan Herholdt of Chamber members Portugal Realty as a guest on his popular podcast called Portugal: The Simple Life.
London’s Daily Telegraph newspaper carries an interesting article from Manuel Lobo Antunes, the Ambassador of Portugal in the UK, on the science behind Portugal’s current handling of the pandemic.
In addition, the recent exclusion of the Portuguese mainland from the UK’s newly issued travel list of ‘green’ and ‘amber’ countries has caused consternation in both the UK and Portugal. The Chamber, which is also the secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Portugal in the British Parliament, is working closely with the MPs in the group
However, the issue is now becoming overwhelmingly urgent in London and Brussells once again. This week, we bring you a special newsletter summarizing the view of Brexit from this side of the Channel and what will happen in negotiations over the summer.
All that’s left is to pack your suitcase.