Thursday, May 24, 2018
Portuguese new legislation for short term property rentals.
More rigorous legislation was approved in Portugal to regulate short-term rental properties. From July 1, 2017, properties posted on Airbnb, Booking, Homeaway and other platforms will need to be enrolled on the national tourism register. To be allowed to advertise on such platforms, property owners will have to fill in a required field with the registration number of their accommodation....
Marine Le Pen VS Macron in French elections second round.
Emmanuel Macron, the centrist candidate who appeals to both left and right voters won the first round with about 23 percent of the votes. Following him is Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front (FN) who secured about 21 percent in the voting poll. Le Pen will now face Emmanuel Macron, the former Socialist minister, in...
Nigel Farage: Let's activate article 50.
Nigel Farage wants to speed up the process for leaving the EU. According to the terms of the Lisbon treaty, a country’s referendum is not legally binding. When a Member State decides to withdraw from the EU, it shall notify the European Council of its intention by invoking article 50. David Cameron today made it clear he won’t trigger article...
David Cameron at the House of Commons following the EU referendum.
The referendum is not legally binding, so the leaving EU process does not initiate until the prime minister invokes Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty. The Lisbon treaty is an international agreement which establishes the constitutional basis of the EU. Today, at the House of Commons, David Cameron made it clear he will not trigger the Article 50, leaving that...
Event on birthday of Jo Cox in Trafalgar Square on 22 June 2016.
"How unbelievably lucky we were to have her in our lives for so long", said Brendan Cox, Jo Cox's widower, yesterday to crowds gathered to honor the MP’s 42nd birthday. Mrs Cox was shot and stabbed in Birstall, in her hometown of Batley, West Yorkshire. Her sister Kim Leadbeater praised her ‘compassionate and inspirational nature." Brendan Cox cruised down the Thames...
Nigel Farage at the EU parliament.
Nigel Farage delivered his final speech to EU officials before the Britain’s historic referendum for the EU membership. The Ukip leader condemned the EU “big, grand projects” which “are sowing the seeds” to "the end of this political project". In the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Mr. Farage stated his hope for the ”end to this entire project” at the June 23...
Martin Schulz, the European Parliament President, speech at the 21st Congress of the Portuguese Socialist Party.
Martin Schulz, the European Parliament President, delivered a speech at the 21st Congress of the Portuguese Socialist Party (PS) on June 4 in Lisbon, Portugal. Martin Schulz, the European Parliament President, speech at the 21st Congress of the Portuguese...
Living peace sign at Trafalgar Square - London
During 2 hours on May the 14th, people gathered in Trafalgar Square to form a living peace sign. About 200 people took part in the event co-organized by both HUFUD (Human United For Universal Demilitarization) and "Peace Sign London". Video of the "Living Peace Sign" event in London. Alberto Portugheis speaks about the need to...
London Eye - How the OECD sees the UK leaving the EU.
April 27 - the OECD published a report analyzing the economic consequences of the United Kingdom exiting the European Union. According to the OECD Policy Paper, the outcome of the referendum to be held on 23 June "would be a major negative shock to the UK economy, with economic fallout in the rest of the OECD, particularly other European countries."...
Portuguese financial daily last printed edition
Portuguese business daily “Diario Economico” has left the newspaper stands. They have ceased printing its newspaper and became a digital-only publication. The paper has long been going through severe financial difficulties. Its director, Gonçalo Faria de Carvalho, announced the "suspension of the paper edition." The last printed edition is hitting the stands today with a big "thank you" on the...
Euro - Image credits Mick Carvalho
This year's European state of the union was mostly about the migrant crisis. Juncker made it clear Europe will keep accepting and relocating refugees. The European state of the union started in 2009, following the United States state of the union tradition. This year was Juncker's first state of the Union speech which got monopolized by the migrant crisis in...

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Maduru's proclamation as President of the Venezuelan Republic of Venezuela for the period 2019-2025.

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Empty Education. Caracas Central University. Photo by: Waraira repano & Guaicai puro.

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Sutton Grammar School in Surrey, Greater London. Photo by: A P Monblat.

Middle Classes To Benefit Most From Grammar School Funding Boost

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Serbian entrepreneur Pavle Krivokuca. Photo by: Pavle Krivokuca Official Youtube account.

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Serbian coworking space. Photo by: Impact Hub - Belgrade

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Serbian entrepreneur Pavle Krivokuca. Photo by: Pavle Krivokuca Official Youtube account.

“Events Bring Coworking Customers,” Says Impact Hub Belgrade Representative

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Serbian coworking space. Photo by: Impact Hub - Belgrade

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Women in the workforce.

Femininity & the Workforce: What It Means to Be a Woman in the Business...

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