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We appeal to all our catholic brothers and sisters spread across the globe: The “Sanctuary of Fátima”, in Portugal was included in an oil and gas exploration contract, which makes provision for the use of hydraulic fracturing technologies (Fracking). It must be stopped.

Rumours that Galp/ENI would be seeking to have its Drilling Works Program (Proposed Scope of Work) for 2018 submitted for comments to local municipalities started to surface on Wednesday the 8 November.

At ASMAA we have spent a lot of time debating about tackling this issue at this specific time. Should we, shouldn’t we? A big dillema ...

2000 Km, villages without count, and meeting many, many people. Seeing with eyes that see, hearing with ears that heard, and observing quietly, and digesting all that we experienced in our extended trip.

More than one year ago we started thinking about opening our very own charity and up-cycling shop, but circumstances and lack of funds kept on forcing us to put it on a backburner …

Christmas is just around the corner, a few weeks away, and as many of you will know at ASMAA we have been actively involved in assisting the fire victims up north - now we want to do something different to help them over the festive season. Will you help us achieve it by filling a Christmas Shoebox?

After many nights without being able to sleep, with images of a “war zone created by questionable fires”, and destroyed areas crossing my mind every time I close my eyes, at ASMAA we launch today a challenge to our MPs in the Portuguese parliament.

Is it at all possible that ENI/Galp could still drill in the deep offshore off Aljezur’s coast in spite of all denials by government? Is it the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?

PRESS RELEASE. Lagos, 27 September 2017: ASMAA announced today that the hiccups experienced this month are a thing of the past and the challenges overcome successfully.

PRESS RELEASE: ASMAA is happy to announce that the following members form the new leadership of the association, effective from 21 September 2017 until 20 September 2022.

With a nominal budget of 9,000€ (530€ per council region), ASMAA is launching its “I am a Blue Rebel” campaign covering the 16 councils Algarve as well as Odemira in the Alentejo. This campaign budget is a drop in the ocean when measured against a global political election campaign budget of 1.4Million Euros just in the Algarve.

The CEO of GALP announced on 31 July 2017 during a press conference that it was Galp’s intention to drill in 2018 between April and June.

The Portuguese mainstream press on 4 August 2017 went into "override" when it announced that Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa signed into law a proposal submitted by the PS and approved in Parliament on 11 May this year. According to the press this was the best thing since sliced bread was discovered.

There appears to be a bit of confusion surrounding information regarding the urgent applications brought forward to stop the Galp/ENI consortium drilling of the coast of Aljezur.

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