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ATA - Tirana Film Commission launched to promote city as convenient filming location for local, international cinematography productions
TIRANA, May 23 /ATA/ – Good news is coming for all Albanian filmmakers and artists as the Tirana Film...
NNA - وزير الصحة: مليون كمامة ستوزع مجانا
وطنية - أعلن وزير الصحة العامة الدكتور حمد حسن، في تغريدة عبر حسابه على "تويتر"، أن "مليون كمامة ستوزع مجانا بالتعاون بين وزارة الصحة العامة ووزارة الداخلية والبلديات. ...
NNA - Rapport quotidien du ministère de la Santé: 5 nouveaux cas de contamination au coronavirus
ANI-Le ministère de la Santé publique a annoncé, dans son rapport quotidien, que 1119cas de contamination au coronavirus sont diagnostiqués...
ATA - Albania to reopen land borders on June 1
TIRANA,May 24/ATA/-By Maela Marini/–Albania will reopen its land borders to all Albanians in the neighbouring countries, be them Albanian, Kosovo,...
NNA - Health Minister: One million masks will be freely distributed
NNA–Minister of Public Health,Hamad Hassan, announced Monday via his Twitter account, that "a million masks will be distributed for free,...
NNA - وزارة الصحة: 5 إصابات جديدة
وطنية - سجلت وزارة الصحة العامة 5 حالات كورونا جديدة، رفعت العدد التراكمي الى 1119 اصابة.

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ATA - COVID-19/ Ministry of Health: 6 new cases in Tirana and Shkodër
TIRANA,May25/ATA/ In the last 24hours in our country, 6positive cases have been confirmed, 4cases in Tirana and 2 in Shkodra,...
NNA - Ministre de la Santé Publique: un million de masques seront distribués gratuitement aux citoyens
ANI-Le ministre de la Santé Publique,Hamad Hassan,a annoncé ce lundi dans un tweet qu'un million de masques seront distribués gratuitement...
NNA - مستشفى الحريري: إجراء 220 فحصا ولا حالات حرجة جديدة
وطنية - أعلن مستشفى رفيق الحريري الجامعي، في تقريره اليومي عن آخر المستجدات حول فيروس كورونا Covid-19، أن عدد الفحوصات التي اجريت داخل مختبرات المستشفى خلال ال24 ساعة المنصرمة، بلغ...
CNA - حالتان جديدتان لفيروس كورونا في قبرص اليوم
وكالة الأنباء القبرصية - قبرص / نيقوسيا - مهى ميخائيل
أعلنت السلطات القبرصية اليوم الاثنين عن حالتي إصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا في البلاد بعد اجراء فحصوص معملية لـ 2128 شخصاً، ليرتفع...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: PSI20 stocks close Monday up 0.84%, less than rises seen in Europe
Lisbon, May 25,2020 (Lusa) - The Lisbon stock market closed Monday with the PSI20 index rising 0.84% to 4,276.97 points,...
CNA - وزير الخارجية يهنئ نظيره الإسرائيلي باستلام منصبه الجديد
وكالة الأنباء القبرصية - قبرص / نيقوسيا - مهى ميخائيل
هنأ وزير الخارجية نيكوس خريستودوليديس في محادثة هاتفية اليوم وزير الخارجية الإسرائيلي غابي أشكنازي لاستلام مهامه الجديدة. ...
CNA - Two COVID-19 cases out of 2,128 tests confirmed in Cyprus on Monday
CNA-Nicosia- Two more people were found positive to COVID-19 in Cyprus, after conducting 2,128 laboratory tests, authorities announced on Monday....
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: University testing centre validating portable Covid-19 detector
Vila Real,May 25,2020(Lusa)–The University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), in Vila Real, said on Monday that it is evaluating...
CNA - وزارة الصحة تصدر ارشادات جديدة للعائدين إلى البلاد
وكالة الأنباء القبرصية - قبرص / نيقوسيا - مهى ميخائيل
أصدرت وزارة الصحة ارشادات جديدة بشأن العائدين إلى الوطن بعد أن أظهرت حصيلة الحالات المؤكد اصابتها أمس بفيروس كورونا أن...
CNA - Suspended credit facilities in Cyprus rise to €1.19 billion on May
CNA-Nicosia-Suspended credit facilities at the request of borrowers on May 8 amounted to €1.19billion from €894 million on April 24,...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Government accused of ignoring olive oil factory pollution in Alentejo
Ferreira do Alentejo,Beja,May 25,2020(Lusa)-An association has accused the government of "doing nothing" to solve the environmental and public health problem...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: TAP hopes to up total weekly flights from 27 in June to 247 in July
Lisbon,May 25,2020(Lusa)–On Monday, TAP published its flight plan for the next two months which involves 27 weekly flights in June...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Restaurants lose €354.4M in card payments in April YoY - central bank
Lisbon, May 25, 2020 (Lusa) – Restaurants and retail trade in Portugal lost €354.4 million and €316.3 million in April,...
Lusa - Business News - East Timor: Country exports $100M worth of gas, oil in first four months
Dili,May 25,2020(Lusa)–East Timor exported, in the first four months of the year, about $100 million (about €92 million) of oil...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Covid-19 deaths toral 1,330 to Monday; 30,788 infections
Lisbon, May 25,2020 (Lusa) - Portugal has recorded 1,330 deaths related to Covid-19 until Monday, 14 more than on Sunday,...
Lusa - Business News - Cabo Verde: Insurer donates 4,000 rapid tests for Covid-19
Praia,May 25,2020(Lusa)-The Cape Verdean insurance company Garantia is to deliver 4,000 rapid tests to the country's health authorities on Monday...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Historians 'incredulous' at plan to demolish arcades in Bolhão market
Porto, May 25, 2020 (Lusa) - An international group of historians have declared themselves "incredulous" and "disappointed" at a decision...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Royal C Bank not authorised for financial intermediation - regulator
Lisbon, May 25, 2020 (Lusa) - Portugal's Securities Markets Commission (CMVM) on Monday issued a warning that the Royal C...
Lusa - Business News - Angola: GDP to shrink 1.8% in 2020 as oil slumps, grow 1.5% next - UN analyst
New York,24 May 2020(Lusa)- The United Nations expects Angola's gross domestic product to shrink by 1.8% this year before rebounding...
Lusa - Business News - Mozambique: GDP seen growing just 1.7% this year, 2.7% next - UN analyst
New York, May 25,2020 (Lusa)-The United Nations expects Mozambique's gross domestic product to expand by just 1.7% this year before...
Lusa - Business News - Moçambique: Debt decision complicates access to markets
London, May 25, 2020 (Lusa) - The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) said on Monday that the Constitutional Council's decision regarding...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Covid-19 causes unprecedented reduction in cheque, card payments
Lisbon, May 25, 2020 (Lusa) - Portugal's central bank confirmed on Monday the "unprecedented" reduction in the use of cheques...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: New beach on Europe's largest artificial lake opens next year
Portel,Portugal,May 25,2020(Lusa)-A new river beach is being built on the banks of the Alqueva reservoir, next to the village that...
Lusa - Business News - Angola: More than a third deprived of food, drinking water - Survey
Luanda,May 25,2020(Lusa)-More than a third of Angolans were deprived of food, drinking water and medical assistance and medication last year,...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Merkel-Macron plan important step towards fiscal union - Centeno
Berlin, May 24, 2020 (Lusa) - Eurogroup President Mario Centeno said the plan by French President Emmanuel Macron and German...
Lusa - Business News - Cabo Verde: Beaches reopen with restrictions, no vendors
Praia,May 25,2020(Lusa)-Some beaches in Cape Verde are working with opening and closing times, with no street vendors and up to...
CNA - رفع إجراء الحجر الصحي الإلزامي في قبرص ابتداءً من اليوم
وكالة الأنباء القبرصية - قبرص / نيقوسيا - مهى ميخائيل
تم رفع إجراء الحجر الصحي الإلزامي للمسافرين القادمين إلى قبرص اعتباراً من اليوم الاثنين ونصح بالعزل الذاتي عوضاً عنه. ...
CNA- بدء عودة الطلاب إلى جامعاتهم في اليونان
وكالة الأنباء القبرصية - قبرص / نيقوسيا - مهى ميخائيل
أقلعت طائرتان للرحلات المستأجرة من لارنكا إلى أثينا يوم الأحد تحمل على متنها طلاباً من أجل العودة إلى جامعاتهم حيث يتطلب...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: PSI20 opens 0.45% up at 4,260.41 points
Lisbon,May 25,2020(Lusa)-The Lisbon Stock Exchange opened today in positive territory, with the main index, the PSI20, rising 0.45% to 4,260.41points....
CNA - زعيم القبارصة الأتراك يطلب من رئيس الجمهورية المساعدة في إخماد حريق في المناطق المحتلة
وكالة الأنباء القبرصية - قبرص / نيقوسيا - مهى ميخائيل
تحدث رئيس الجمهورية نيكوس أناستاسياديس هاتفياً بعد ظهر الأحد مع زعيم القبارصة الأتراك مصطفى أكينجي الذي اتصل به طلباً لمساهمة وسائل...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Top headlines on Monday
Lisbon, May 25,2020(Lusa)– Many of the papers are writing about how the economy is going to get back to work...
Lusa - Business News - East Timor: Parliament asked to approve more money for Covid-19 Fund, Treasury




Dili, May 22,2020 (Lusa)- East Timor's government is to ask parliament to strengthen the Covid-19 Fund and the treasury account to pay for various measures implemented in response to the pandemic and to meet budget shortfalls, the interim minister of finance, Sara Brites, has told Lusa.
Brites, who did not say how much was needed, told Lusa that expenditure earmarked to respond to Covid-19, including socio-economic measures, has already exceeded the value of the Fund, which was set up with $150 million (€137.81 million).
"Adding up all the measures, the Fund now has a deficit of about 70 million dollars," she said, adding that only about $7 million of spending had actually been implemented.
"Soon, the government will propose to parliament a reinforcement [of the Fund] to cover this issue and to underpin the Treasury until we have the General State Budget," she said.
Brites explained that much of the deficit had to do with the significant increase in the number of families registered to receive $100 a month in support, with the amount earmarked for this measure rising to almost $65 million.
"Registrations are still being made and the data are rising from the initial estimate, [with] close to 200,000 families, and so the measure had to be strengthened," she said.
In terms of implementation, progress is being hampered by complexities, bureaucracy and other technical problems.
Brites acknowledged that there had been some confusion and stressed that part of the problem is due to the government having approved and announced an increasing number of measures "without ensuring the necessary budget" to finance them, especially with the public finances currently being run on a provisional twelfths basis, for lack of an approved state budget for 2020.
"We should not approve things without securing the budget," she stressed. "We approved everything at once and now we have to decide which one goes first and which one goes to the end.
"We already have secured funds for several programmes, but the implementation rate is still low," she added.
The response to Covid-19 involves interactions between the cabinet, the various ministries and other state structures, an inter-ministerial commission set up specially to deal with Covid-19 that is led by the prime minister, and the Integrated Crisis Management Centre (CIGC).
At the Covid-19 Fund itself there is a management board and a technical secretariat, with sources close to the process citing legal debates, "confusion over responsibilities" and unwieldly decisionmaking processes.
The Government has not yet disclosed the date on which payments are to be made.
There is a government package of economic measures that began to be debated in March, but which two months later have not yet been implemented, at a time when the two-month state of emergency is nearing its end, on 26 May.
Support for private-sector wages, a $100 benefit for Timorese families and a wage supplement for workers on the frontline of the fight against Covid-19 are the main measures, but there is also support for students who are abroad and unable to return, electricity and internet subsidies for students, transport support for Ataúro and Oecusse and other measures from various ministries.
Hotels used for quarantine and companies that have supplied food to people in this situation have also not yet received any payment from the state.
The eligibility criteria have also not yet been clearly outlined by the government; some measures are already approved and subject to public decrees, while some have not yet been published and others have been that were unveiled later.
Not included in the total amount of earmarked expenditures are, for example, the approximately $18 million estimated for the programme of covering 60% of salaries for three months, a measure aimed at supporting companies and maintaining employment during the pandemic.
The National Institute of Social Security (INSS), which is implementing the measure, wants a guarantee of financing from the Covid-19 Fund - even if this comes later - before proceeding with the payments.
Brites believes that the INSS should "move forward immediately" because it has funds available that would be reimbursed later, even though the Covid-19 Fund has not officially informed the institute that the funds have been earmarked.
"The INSS wants this amount to be blocked or capped in the fund, but by now the Fund is already in deficit," she said. "But they could move forward."
INSS sources assured Lusa that the institution is ready to pay out, but will not move forward without confirmation of funding, even if it arrives later.

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Agency : LUSA

Date : 2020-05-23 09:03:00







 

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