Portugal (Portuguese: [puɾtuˈɣaɫ]), officially the Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: República Portuguesa), is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. The Portugal–Spain border is 1,214 km (754 mi) long and considered the longest uninterrupted border within the European Union. The republic also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.

The land within the borders of current Portugal has been continuously settled and fought over since prehistoric times. The Celts and the Romans were followed by the Visigothic and the Suebi Germanic peoples, who were themselves later invaded by the Moors. These Muslim peoples were eventually expelled during the Christian Reconquista of the peninsula. By 1139, Portugal had established itself as a kingdom independent from León. In the 15th and 16th centuries, as the result of pioneering the Age of Discovery, Portugal expanded Western influence and established the first global empire, becoming one of the world's major economic, political and military powers.

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Palau President Speaks Up for Taiwan’s Inclusion at UN Conference

The Epoch Times 02 Jul 2022
event in Portugal. The event focused on the sustainable use of oceans and marine resources, a key concern for Pacific Island nations ... .......

Bartlett supports vision of a sustainable tourism economy by 2030

Jamaica Observer 01 Jul 2022
Sustainable Coastal and Marine Tourism Launch Event in Lisbon, Portugal, on June 29 ... Bartlett stressed that in order to promote a sustainable ocean economy and push back against the various threats to healthy coastal and marine ecosystems, “Ocean Action is urgently required as ocean health continues to rapidly decline”....

UN Ocean Conference closes with adoption of Lisbon Declaration

Xinhua 01 Jul 2022
... and locally governed marine and coastal areas by 2030. Portugal committed to ensuring that 100 percent of the marine area under Portuguese sovereignty or jurisdiction is assessed as being in Good Environmental State and classify 30 percent of the national marine areas by 2030....

Global Experts And Practitioners Unite To Improve Ocean Health By Tackling Systemic Challenges In Marine Management

Malaysian National News Agency 30 Jun 2022
... Challenges In Marine Management ... LISBON, Portugal, June 29 (Bernama) -- Marine protected areas (MPAs) are key tools for reducing threats to biodiversity, safeguarding marine and coastal habitats, building climate solutions, and supporting human needs through sustainable use....

Scientific knowledge essential for sustainable oceans, UN Ocean Conference hears

United Nations 30 Jun 2022
Increasing scientific knowledge, developing research capacity and making the most of new marine technology, are essential to sustainable ocean management, the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, heard on Thursday ... With over 3 billion people heavily reliant on marine ......

'We have not done nearly enough': N.S. oceanographer says protecting oceans is key in climate fight

CTV 30 Jun 2022
Scientists and marine researchers from 120 countries are gathering at the United Nations Ocean Conference in Portugal this week to discuss the connection between the world’s oceans and climate change ... ....

Mitiaro’s ‘Ant-man’ meets Hollywood’s Aquaman

Cook Islands News 30 Jun 2022
Cook IslandsAntony (Ant) Vavia shared a bit of Maori culture with Aquaman star Jason Momoa in Portugal this week. Marine biologist Vavia, who hails from Mitiaro, is representing Cook Islands and New Zealand at the United Nations Ocean Conference ... The theme of the conference is ... stocktaking, partnerships and solutions.” ... .......

Tours from Europe bases

Stars and Stripes 30 Jun 2022
Base tours offer an easy way to see Europe with other members of the military community ... Belgium ... Call 06544-3884 ... July 2, Gibraltar, rock tour; July 9, Andalucía, flamenco and dinner show; July 16, Granada, historical tour; July 23, Malaga, Nerja Caves; July 30, Algarve, Zoo Marine; Aug. 6, Lagoa sand sculpture exhibition and Albufeira Portugal; Aug ... ....

Pakistan, speaking for G77/China, urges developed countries to help address challenges oceans face

Urdu Point 29 Jun 2022
"Sea levels are rising, coastal erosion is worsening, marine pollution is increasing, marine biodiversity is rapidly declining, and the Ocean is warmer and more acidic, he told the conference, co-hosted by Portugal and Kenya ... km, as another marine protected area, thus achieving the 10% target (14.5)....

Saudi Arabia participates in UN Ocean Conference for first time

Arab News 29 Jun 2022
June 28 marked the opening of the Saudi pavilion at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference, which takes place in Lisbon, Portugal, and runs until July 1 ... The 2022 UN Ocean Conference, in its second edition, got underway on June 27 and is co-organized by the governments of Portugal and Kenya....

Les experts et praticiens mondiaux se rassemblent pour améliorer la santé des océans en s’attaquant ...

The Joplin Globe 29 Jun 2022
LISBONNE, Portugal--(BUSINESS WIRE)--juin 29, 2022--. Les zones marines protégées (ZMP) constituent des outils essentiels pour réduire les menaces qui pèsent sur le biodiversité, sauvegarder les habitats marins et côtiers, créer des solutions climatiques, et répondre aux besoins humains via une utilisation durable....

President Calls for Regulated Exploitation of Marine Resources

All Africa 29 Jun 2022
Lisbon -- Angola's President of Republic João Lourenço Monday in Lisbon (Portugal) called for controlled exploitation of marine resources and the fight against illegal fishing to ensure the sustainable future of the new generations .......

Wereldwijde experts en praktijkmensen verenigen zich om de gezondheid van de oceaan te verbeteren door ...

Eagle-Tribune 29 Jun 2022
LISSABON, Portugal--(BUSINESS WIRE)--jun 28, 2022-- ... Om deze uitdaging aan te gaan, komt een team van experts in juni 2022 bijeen op de Oceanenconferentie van de Verenigde Naties in Lissabon, Portugal in een nevenevenement met de titel ‘Quality Matters ... TEXAS AUSTRALIA NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC CANADA EUROPE PORTUGAL UNITED STATES AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA....

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