Interview with Ana Abrunhosa, minister of Territorial Cohesion
In 2019, she promised to be the “ambassador” to the government for the cause of reducing the road tolls in inland regions. And she was successful. “That was my mission impossible”, Ana Abrunhosa declared, highlighting the importance of reducing the costs within those regions. The Minister of Territorial Cohesion took those regions into the interior of the Council of Ministers, establishing synergies among government sectors that would not otherwise have existed for the populations who, through option or need, live outside the major urban centres.
Interview with Nuno Pinto de Magalhães, Chairman SCC
At the brewers Sociedade Central de Cervejas (SCC) for the last 47 years, 20 of which spent as Director of Communications and Institutional Relations, Nuno Pinto de Magalhães was recently elected chairman of the company that he entered as an apprentice aged 18 as a stop-gap solution having finished the then 7th grade (now the 12th grade) and having to wait for a year (Civic Service) before being able to enter the Faculty of Law. Knowing how to listen, engage in tasks with passion, apply good sense and never refuse a good conversation are some of the secrets that got him to the top.
Interview with António Ramalho, CEO Novo Banco
Leading the destinies of Novo Banco, António Ramalho had the sale of the institution in his hands after various failed efforts. Between the collapse of BES and his arrival, some two years went by. In 2021, he presented the first positive results: a 137 million euro profit for the first quarter.
Interview with Carolina Cerqueira, the Angolan Minister of State for Social Welfare
Having presented last July the first voluntary report from the Angolan government on the Sustainable Development Goals to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, this initiative received a warm welcome from the international community that is attentive to the efforts the country has been making to improve the popular standard of living and strengthen the rule of law under a democratic state. In interview, Carolina Cerqueira reveals the priorities of the government led by João Lourenço for the social domain with a particular emphasis on health, education, employment, social protection, justice and economic growth, among others and explains the work that has been done while accepting there is still much to do in a country where combating poverty and investing in the qualification of citizens rank very much as the prevailing priorities.
António Costa attempted to convince Catarina Martins and, above all, Jerónimo de Sousa, but only unsuccessfully. The Bloco voted against the state budget as did the PCP and the five abstentions by the PAN and the two independent MPS were not enough even to get the bill through to the phase of specialist discussion. now, after Marcelo has sounded out the parties and the council of state, this is what will follow.
Interview with Paula Cabaço, President of APRAM – Administration of the Ports of the Autonomous Region of Madeira
In interviews with PRÉMIO, Paula Cabaço speaks about the repositioning of the “Ports of Madeira” brand, reflected in the slogan “Your Safe Port” and the production of new promotional materials. Stemming from the series of sanitation measures implemented within the scope of the pandemic, this message serves to strengthen the idea that these ports are safe ways of entering the region.
The APRAM president also adds how the new strategy involves strengthening the proximity to companies and participating in the major world events for the sector. Digitalisation and environmental sustainability are among the other looming challenges.
Pinhal da Torre
International markets account for around 90% of Pinhal da Torre wine sales. The properties hosting the vines are located in Alpiarça, in the Tejo wine growing region. In the past, the firm strove to produce the maximum quantity. However, the objective for the last three decades has been rather different.
Interview with Manuel António da Mota, Founder of Mota-Engil
With a market positioning aligned with the best practices and business conduct based on ethical principles and backed up by a strategic and integrated vision on the future, Mota Engil strives to become the most international, innovative and globally competitive group.
This year, the group celebrates its 75th year in business but the ambition remains the same as in its origins: continue to head down new paths for its own development.
Paris 2024 marca 100 anos da primeira medalha olímpica portuguesa. A contabilidade do medalheiro português começou em tons de Bronze no Hipismo com quatro cavaleiros, dois civis e dois militares e sai de Tóquio com o recorde de quatro metais preciosos ao peito, duas no atletismo, uma delas de Ouro, no judo e na canoagem. No total, Portugal contabiliza 28 medalhas, sendo 5 de Ouro, 9 de Prata e 14 de Bronze. O Atletismo é rei nas 9 modalidades galardoadas e tem o exclusivo dourado. Depois de dois diplomas na estreia do surf e skate na lista olímpica, o ‘breakdance’ português pode ir dançar a Paris.
The first Iberian museum dedicated to the theme of the Shoah has already welcomed over 30,000 visitors since its opening in April of this year. Hugo Vaz, curator of the Oporto Museum of the Holocaust, explained how the concept of this space of memories and the importance of “never repeating one of the darkest episodes in history”. In the meanwhile, the objective of affirming its position as a destination to visit has been achieved.
An award for both the work and methodology developed for the education of Mozambican girls and women. A transformative movement that brings together young women of different ages and distinct phases of development to gain mutual inspiration, support and transformation.
The summer of 2021 brought some cheer back to the tourism sector. Mass vaccination was essential to driving the travelling “feeling”, with many European tourists only want to go back travelling after having been vaccinated against Covid-19. However, unequal vaccination rates led to an unbalanced recovery across Europe as a whole.