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Portugal to meet with Frontex to ensure ‘European law’ is respected

Portugal will organise a meeting with the board of directors and the executive director of Frontex to ensure "European law" and "established rules" are respected, Eduardo Cabrita, Portugal's minister for internal administration, said on Thursday (4 February).

Minister: Detachment from NATO would widen divisions in the EU

Any attempt to distance the European Union from NATO would only deepen the divisions among EU member states, Portugal's defence minister, João Gomes Cravinho, has said, arguing instead that the mechanisms of cooperation between the two partners should be improved.

EU security, defence missions in Africa do not translate into ‘real political influence’, says minister

The financial efforts and missions of the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) in Africa do not translate into "real political influence", Portugal's defence minister, João Gomes Cravinho, argued on Thursday (28 January).

Portugal tries to overcome ‘Conference on the Future of Europe’ deadlock

European institutions must find a “rapid and pragmatic solution” to overcome the “deadlock” which is preventing the Conference on the Future of Europe from being held, Portuguese State Secretary for European Affairs, Ana Paula Zacarias, told a press conference on...

Vaccination certificate ‘is a medical requirement’, says Von der Leyen

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday (14 January) welcomed the Greek government's initiative allowing for vaccinated people to travel freely, and called for a mutually recognised vaccination certificate across European Union countries.
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Space a ‘critical resource’ for green and digital transitions, Portuguese minister says

Portugal's minister for science, technology and higher education, Manuel Heitor, on Wednesday (14 January) described space as a "critical resource" in the EU green and digital transition and in promoting "a new future for Europeans".

UN refugee agency urges Portugal to show leadership on migration issue

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) asked Portugal on Tuesday to “show leadership” on the issue of migration during its presidency of the EU Council and “better protect refugees in Europe”. In a document entitled “UNHCR Recommendations for...