Madeira: European Athletics spectacular: Saturday & Sunday; Last Firework Display of the June 2011 Festival; New Government Ministers sworn in; VAT increase in July; ‘Mr Toyota’: Salvador Caetano dies; Madeira: carcass of Sperm whale discovered; Santana: UNESCO candidature moves forward;

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Last Firework Display of the 4 Saturday night displays in June 2011 of The Madeira Atlantic Festival

Which was the best? Has the public vote been published yet?

Madeira: European Athletics spectacular: Saturday & Sunday

At Ribeira Brava, Centro Desportivo ............  ...read more

Thursday Newspaper headlines; Passos attends first European Council: “Portugal will have to ensure it does not follow in the footsteps of Greece”; Madeira: beaches busy but sea was rough; Madeira: higher risk of fires; Madeira: birdstrike;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Thursday Newspaper stories include; Passos attends first European Council as Prime Minister in Brussels and says: “Portugal will have to ensure it does not follow in the footsteps of Greece”

Sun and high temperatures bring thousands ............  ...read more

Sagres Tall Ship visiting Madeira 1-6 July, 2011; New Portuguese Government signs into office; Vítor Gaspar, Portugal’s new finance minister; Chelsea appoints Villas-Boas as Manager; Vítor Pereira appointed at FC Porto; Portuguese MPs appoint first-ever woman Speaker; FT ranks 3 Portuguese business schools for excellence;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

New Portuguese Government signs into office

Euronews:

Vítor Gaspar, Portugal’s new finance minister

FT article:

“Earlier on Tuesday, Vítor Gaspar, Portugal’s new finance minister, held his first meeting with the “troika” – EU, IMF and European ............  ...read more

IV Corrida das Mulheres, Funchal; Surfing: ASP PRIME Quiksilver Pro Portugal Ribeira d’Ilhas near Lisbon; André Villas-Boas might be on his way to Chelsea;

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

IV Corrida das Mulheres, Funchal, June 2011

15,000 participants! proceeds to Charities. The event becomes more popular and successful each year. Congratulations to all the participants and organisers!


Surfing: ASP PRIME Quiksilver Pro Portugal ............  ...read more

Madeiran David Fernandes wins Kayak 1000m Gold (K4) at Europeans; New Government: smaller, younger and more technical; Machico Fashion Show 2011; Last Madeira Atlantic Fireworks Festival Display on June 25th, 10.30 pm

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Madeiran David Fernandes wins Kayak 1000m Gold (K4) at Europeans

The Portuguese team of Fernando Pimenta, João Ribeiro, Emanuel Silva and David Fernandes won the gold medal in the men’s kayak (K4) 1000m race at the Canoe Sprint European Championships ............  ...read more