A fraud and corruption investigation by the European Public Prosecutor's Office into the third contract established between the European Commission and Pfizer for the acquisition of vaccines against covid-19 is now underway.
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"To intimidate or prevent freedom of speech is to subvert the basic principles of democracy in which we live, and we believe that Portugal should adopt laws that will finally put an end to censure and intimidation," stated Sérgio Marques today, speaking about the European Commission directive that aims to protect citizens and entities "from unfounded and abusive lawsuits."
The European Commission's decision on the aid regime for companies in the Madeira Free Trade Zone (MZF), identifies a number of violations of Community and national legislation. The document was published yesterday in the Official Journal of the European Union.
According to the recently released Stability Programme (PE), the Government of the Republic plans to inject 970 million euros into TAP this year, a measure classified as temporary and whose effect on public accounts will be reversed in 2022 and 2023. After the injection of this money during 2021, the Government forecasts that the effect of 170 million euros of this operation will be reversed in 2022, estimating the same for the remaining 800 million euros in 2023.
MEP João Ferreira has put to the European Commission the need for clarification on possible compensatory support to farmers for the damage caused by Wood Pigeons (Trocaz Pigeon), a protected endemic species.
The European Commission concluded last week that the Madeira Free Trade Zone (ZFM) regime violated state aid rules, as it included companies that did not contribute to the development of the region, and in view of this Portugal must recover the support provided.
The National Union of Engineers, Technical Engineers and Architects (SNEET), warned today of the 'extremely negative' impact that the 'indiscriminate' reduction of essential contract workers, such as engineers, will have on the operational effectiveness of TAP - Air Portugal.
MEP Sara Cerdas has questioned the European Commission about what mechanisms are being developed to enable preparation by European Union Member States for a possible second wave of the coronavirus.
The European Commission has approved the Portuguese support scheme for companies affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, to the amount of 40 million euros, after considering this support “necessary, appropriate and proportionate.”
MEP and Transport and Tourism Committee member, Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar, wrote to the European Commission (EC) this week, a letter which has been endorsed by the entire PSD (Social Democrat) delegation, asking the EC to provide answers as to why the the Government of Portugal was given the 'green light' to grant TAP - Air Portugal a loan totalling 1,200 million euros.
Madeira's Secretary for Tourism, Eduardo Jesus announced this morning that quarantine is not mandatory in Madeira provided passengers carry out the reliable Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test 72 hours before departure.
The European Commission has published recommendations for the gradual resumption of transport and tourism within the European Union (EU),while ensuring the implementation of adequate health and safety measures. Both sectors have lost billions of euros due to the pandemic.