Raising awareness of the Ombudsman in the outermost regions

The DEMOS Project, integrated in the INTERREG 2014-2020 programme and financed by the European Regional Development Fund FEDER, aims to foster activities aimed at increasing the levels of development and socioeconomic integration of the outermost regions of Portugal and Spain, composed of the archipelagos of Madeira, the Azores and the Canary Islands. Within the scope of the Ombudsman’s Office participation…

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DEMOS Project. Ombudsman Office promotes studies on access to Health in the Azores and Social Housing in Madeira

The DEMOS Project, integrated in the INTERREG 2014-2020 programme and financed by the European Regional Development Fund FEDER, aims to foster activities designed to increase the levels of development and socio-economic integration of the outermost regions of Portugal and Spain, composed of the archipelagos of Madeira, the Azores and the Canary Islands. Within the scope of the Ombudsman’s participation in…

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Ombudsman at the Commission for Constitutional Affairs, Rights, Freedoms and Guarantees

The Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, is received, in hearing, on 28 September, at 15h00, by the Commission of Constitutional Affairs, Rights, Freedoms and Guarantees for the presentation and discussion of the Annual Report of Activities for the year 2020, including the Report of the National Preventive Mechanism. Learn more here. To listen to the hearing click here.

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Ombudsman participates in webinar on the use of European funds during the pandemic to support older people and people with disabilities

The Ombudsman participated, through her Cabinet Adviser Patrícia Fragoso Martins, in the webinar promoted by the European Network of Ombudsmen dedicated to “Institutional care, the use of EU funds and lessons from the pandemic”. The event took place on 15 September and was organized following the enquiry promoted by the European Ombudsman on the use of European funds and the…

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Law 26/2020. Ombudsman requests review by the Constitutional Court

The Ombudsman submitted a request to the Constitutional Court to review the constitutionality of articles 10, no. 2, 13, no. 4 and 14, no. 1 of Law no. 26/2020 of 21 July. Transposing a European directive, the aforementioned law establishes the obligation to communicate to the Tax and Customs Authority certain internal or cross-border mechanisms with tax relevance.The request addressed…

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Family allowance. Ombudsman warns against significant delays and requests that applications be examined swiftly

The Ombudsman has been faced with a growing number of complaints in relation to significant delays in attribution of pre-natal family allowance, as well as in the initial attribution or reassessment of the income bracket of the family allowance for children and young people. In 2020 183 complaints on these issues were received and this year, by the end of…

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