Politics

Rui Moreira takes office for the “positive and aggregating” term of a Porto with “voice of independence and freedom”

The public ceremony of the installation of municipal bodies - Executive and Assembly, took place, this afternoon, in the refurbished Pavilhão Rosa Mota, for citizens and individuals from the several parts of Porto and the Portuguese society.

EU Political and Security Committee is visiting Porto

A delegation of Ambassadors of the EU Political and Security Committee (COPS) is in Porto for a four-day visit to the city. The delegation was welcomed at Porto City Hall by Mayor Rui Moreira. Among the delegation are Sofie From-Emmesberger, President of the EU Political and Security Committee and José Fernando Costa Pereira, COPS Portugal Ambassador.

Municipal Assembly members visited the Ramal da Alfândega

The Ramal da Alfândega, the Customs Railway Branch in Porto that has been deactivated for circa thirty years now. The members of the Municipal Assembly visited the site a few days ago and assessed the qualities of the land that may accommodate two possible definitive solutions: an eco-track, encompassing both a pedestrian and a bike path, on weekends, or a fast connection commuter transport, between Campanhã and Customs, which will feature an electrical transportation system, on working days.

Porto Supply Market Board of Directors wants to strengthen relations with the Municipality of Porto

The new Board of Directors of the Porto Supply Market (MAP) was welcomed at Porto City Hall by the Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira, for a courtesy visit, on 21 June.

Debate on the diplomacy of the cities joins Porto and Athens

Rui Moreira participated in the second “Public Diplomacy Talks” event, promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece. The main topic of the debate, which took to the online format, between the Mayor of Porto and Athens City Hall, Kostas Bakoyannis, was the diplomatic role of cities at global level.

2020 accounts are approved by the Municipal Executive. The execution rate attained 80% in a pandemic year.

The Municipal Executive approved the 2020 Accounting Report. Rui Moreira highlighted that, in a context of an unprecedented pandemic, “budget implementation was probably the best ever”, and taking into account that it reached 79. 8%. As regards social housing, the figures are irrefutable even: the execution rate of total expenditure, “at 100 %”.

Mayor of Porto participates in the OECD Champion Mayors For Inclusive Growth

Rui Moreira and another 60 mayors of municipalities all over the world gathered for an online meeting, today, to discuss commitments to inclusive growth and pledged to support youth through COVID-19 recovery initiatives in their cities. This event marked the 5th Anniversary Meeting of the OECD Champion Mayors For Inclusive Growth, which was first established in March 2016.