Extinction of the SEF. Diploma proposes ″public manager″ salary for directors of the new Agency

can reach eight thousand euros the director’s salary of the new Portuguese Agency for Migration and Asylum (APMA) which will inherit the administrative functions of the SEF – far superior (between 25 and 56% more) to the salary of the national directors of the Judiciary Police and PSP, of the general commander of the GNR, … Read more

″Parties in consolidation″, what are IL worth and Chega as a threat to PS and PSD?

“The system was built so that the two big parties could govern alone and, therefore, has all the conditions for smaller parties not to assert themselves”. The analysis is by Jorge Fernandes, a political scientist and researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) at the University of Lisbon. “We have one country and practically … Read more

the ″invisible disease″ that affects more and more elderly people

Sitting at his desk, José Martins, 72, enjoys writing on the new computer he received for Christmas. In addition to having enrolled in computer classes, he does gymnastics, attends Senior University and still devours books. Anyone who sees him now is far from imagining that just two years ago, José couldn’t read or write and … Read more

″This has never happened before″. Russians report ‘sharp increase’ in fighting in southern Ukraine

Russian occupation authorities reported this Friday a “strong increase in intensity” of fighting in the Zaporijia region, in southern Ukraine, where clashes “across the front line” are taking place. “In the direction of Zaporijia, the intensity of hostilities sharply increased”declared Vladimir Rogov, a leader of the Zaporijia regional occupation authority, installed by Moscow, in a … Read more

Russians kill soldier who fled military base to avoid fighting in Ukraine

A Russian soldier who fled from a military base was killed by Russian armed forces, the country’s authorities announced this Wednesday, according to AFP. “Dmitry Perov, who was wanted for voluntarily leaving a military unit without authorization, has been found and eliminated,” the Lipetsk region government in western Russia said in a statement on the … Read more

″Lack of medicines will get worse and the country has to prepare before a public health problem″

Last week, the National Institute of Pharmacy and Medicine (Infarmed) suspended the export of 110 medicines, including the antibiotic amoxicillin, the anti-inflammatory ibuprofen and others, such as paracetamol. All because these are lacking in community pharmacies and, in some cases, replacements are only planned for months to come. The reasons for this to happen are … Read more

″President Xi has put a lot of pressure on all areas of Chinese society, including the propaganda system″

What is the power of propaganda in China? Is it organized in a quasi-scientific way, or does it show contradictions and even reflect some struggle between different CCP factions? The propaganda system in China is huge, it includes not only the media, but also the education system, the internet, culture, entertainment, everything… We can consider … Read more

A country with 20 years of socialist rule

Honoring 50 years of the Socialist Party’s history is “a great responsibility”, said yesterday the secretary general of the Rato party, who is serving his eighth consecutive year as prime minister of this country. And in these times when his government has gone into reality show mode – without any shortage of controversies, tears, catches … Read more

Teachers speak of ″historic″ demonstration and promise: ″Fight will be stronger″

Visibly moved, Margarida Rosário, 59 years old, has a message on her chest: “59 years, 28 years of service, 4th step”. In three lines, the teacher – born in Braga, teaches in Guimarães – summarizes what is one of the main requests of teachers, and which led this Saturday several thousand teachers to march for … Read more

41-year-old man stabbed in Meco village

A 41-year-old man was seriously injured this Saturday after being stabbed by another man, who fled, in the village of Meco, in the municipality of Sesimbra (Setúbal), a source from the GNR told Lusa. The same source indicated that the aggression occurred at dawn, following a disagreement between the two men, on the public road. … Read more