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PORTUGAL NEWS: TWO WEEKS LOCKDOWN IN PORTUGAL BUT BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR SEF

The Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa has addressed the nation and announced the form of Portugal’s new lockdown which come effective 00:00 on Saturday 16 January until 23:59 on the 30 January.

Mr. Costa said, “The need for everyone to stay at home” Teleworking is obligatory wherever possible.”, all businesses that were closed in the first lockdown will once again close, restaurants only being able to offer take away options.

Pharmacies, Supermarkets will remain open with restrictions on the number of people able to enter. The rules for the lockdown in general will be the same as were applied in the first phase with the exception of schools.

“I’m fully aware of what this means for everyone. Especially those who are worried about losing their jobs or fighting to keep their businesses open,” he said.

He explained that “All businesses forced to close will be able to access a simplified layoff program. He also acknowledged that the lockdown will have negative impacts on the economy.

“We know what it means to sacrifice your freedom. But life is priceless and the price we’re paying with this pandemic is unbearable,” he continued.

For investors who already have appointment with SEF and moreover those coming in the next month with confirmed SEF appointments, the government assured the continuation of those public offices and would honour “already-made” previous appointments.  

Banks, notary offices and tax administration offices will all be open.  Offices are urged to promote teleworking practices from home.

Mercan’s Hosting department will work as usual to offer continuous support to our clients and partners while complying with the law.

Credit to: theportugalnews.com & iaservices.pt

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Marriott Renaissance hotel hit successfully nearly 80% subscription

We are pleased to inform that our Marriott Renaissance hotel hit successfully nearly 80% subscription (115/160 investment slot). We acknowledge this is a tough year for all because of COVID-19 pandemic. However, we still receive a lot of attention from our Investors from 36 countries.

 

With that good numbers, we believe the market will be bounce back very soon. The investment slots left is limited.

𝗜𝗡𝗩𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗗 𝗣𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 – 𝗜𝗡𝗩𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗪𝗜𝗧𝗛 𝗨𝗦
Mercan – Leading Real Estates Development Group in Porto under Golden Visa Program. The number of applications for the Golden Visa program from Mercan Group accounts for fully half of all Golden Visa applications in Porto.

#GoldenVisaProgram
#investmentimmigration
#LivinginEurope
#Europeancitizenship
#Portugal
#investforyourfuture

 

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Evora Garden Inn Project hit successfully 75% subscription

We are pleased to inform that our Evora Garden Inn Project hit successfully 75% subscription (59/75 investment slot). We acknowledge this is a tough year for all because of COVID-19 pandemic. However, we still receive a lot of attention from our Investors from 36 countries. Evora Garden Inn is the clear proof for this case. We launched the project in September 2020, and we hit 75% subscription within 3 months.

 

With that good numbers, we believe the market will be bounce back very soon. The investment slots left is limited.

 

𝗜𝗡𝗩𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗗 𝗣𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 – 𝗜𝗡𝗩𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗪𝗜𝗧𝗛 𝗨𝗦
Mercan – Leading Real Estates Development Group in Porto under Golden Visa Program. The number of applications for the Golden Visa program from Mercan Group accounts for fully half of all Golden Visa applications in Porto.

#GoldenVisaProgram
#investmentimmigration
#LivinginEurope
#Europeancitizenship
#Portugal
#investforyourfuture

 

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An interview with Jerry Morgan- the Captain of Mercan Group of Companies

“Always Been a Bit of a News Junkie” – 10 on the Weekend: Jerry Morgan

In an interview last weekend with Imidaily on their special  “10 on the Weekend”; Our President and CEO of Mercan Group of Company; Jerry Morgan; had expressed his thoughts on immigration business in 2020. A touching answer where he was asked: What was your proudest moment as a service provider?

“There is no moment or event that I could particularly pinpoint as my proudest moment. Although the most lucrative part of my business has been investors and high net worth individuals, it is our day-to-day normal immigration work that can sometimes yield the most rewarding moments. Whether it be a work permit, helping a family reunify, or solving a critical situation, it is a great feeling to know that I was able to make a difference in someone’s life”

 

Give your time some minutes to know more about Mercan and its Captain: Mr. Jerome Philip Morgan.

“With nine hotels in […] development, we are keeping a close eye on the trends for the recovery,” writes Mercan Group’s Jerry Morgan.

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Portugal 4th place in EU wine production

Are you wine lovers?

Amazing wine values you can find from Portugal.

Portugal’s wine culture developed in relative isolation, there are many grape varieties that do not grow anywhere else in the world.

Portugal has two wine-producing regions protected by UNESCO as World Heritage:

1- The Douro Valley Wine Region (Douro Vinhateiro) 

2- Pico Island Wine Region (Ilha do Pico Vinhateira)

Portuguese wine is the result of traditions introduced to the region by ancient civilizations, such as the PhoeniciansCarthaginiansGreeks, and mostly the Romans. Portugal started to export its wines to Rome during the Roman Empire. Modern exports developed with trade to England after the Methuen Treaty in 1703.

Portugal was the fourth largest wine producer in the European Union (EU) in 2019, with seven hundred million liters, a 5% slice of the total of a table led by Italy, according to data released by Eurostat.

According to the European statistical office, last year the EU produced 15.8 billion liters of wine – a category that includes champagne, sparkling wine, Porto, – with Italy contributing most ( 5.5 billion liters, 35%), followed by Spain (4.3 billion liters, 27%), France (3.4 billion, 21%), Portugal (seven hundred million liters, 5%) , Germany (seven hundred million, 4%) and Hungary (four hundred million, 25 of the EU total).

The main partners for EU wine exports are the United Kingdom and the United States, which account for 44 percent of the total.

Credit to: theportugalnews.

𝗜𝗡𝗩𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗗 𝗣𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 – 𝗜𝗡𝗩𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗪𝗜𝗧𝗛 𝗨𝗦
Mercan – Leading Real Estates Development Group in Porto under Golden Visa Program. The number of applications for the Golden Visa program from Mercan Group accounts for fully half of all Golden Visa applications in Porto.

#GoldenVisaProgram
#investmentimmigration
#LivinginEurope
#Europeancitizenship
#Portugal
#investforyourfuture

 

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Portugal named Europe’s Leading Destination

Portugal has once again been voted Europe’s leading destination, now four years in a row, by the World Travel Awards (WTA).

In total, Portugal won 26 European awards, including Algarve named Europe’s leading beach Destination, Madeira named Europe’s Leading Island Destination, and the Azores named Europe’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination.

Also, Porto was named Europe’s Leading City Break Destination and Lisbon was named Europe’s Leading Cruise Destination and Cruise.

Why Portugal Will Be Your Favorite Travel Destination?

According to the statista.com, this statistic shows that the number of international visitors and overnight stays in Portugal from 2015 to 2019, Approximately 16.3 million visitors and spending around 48.8 million nights in the country. Portugal is brimming with beauty, both in its natural and urban spaces. In General, Portugal is a safe place for travelers. And a wonderful one!

𝗜𝗡𝗩𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗗 𝗣𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 – 𝗜𝗡𝗩𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗪𝗜𝗧𝗛 𝗨𝗦
Mercan – Leading Real Estates Development Group in Porto under Golden Visa Program. The number of applications for the Golden Visa program from Mercan Group accounts for fully half of all Golden Visa applications in Porto.

#GoldenVisaProgram
#investmentimmigration
#LivinginEurope
#Europeancitizenship
#Portugal
#investforyourfuture

 

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Portugal’s English-speakers among best in world

According to the new EF English Proficiency Index, Portugal has the seventh highest English proficiency among non-native speakers in the world. The index takes into account 100 countries around the world.

In the top of this year’s list with very high proficiency is number #1 Netherlands, followed by #2 Denmark, #3 Finland, #4 Sweden, #5 Norway, and #6 Austria. Next on the list is #7 Portugal, which placed ahead of #8 Germany, #9 Belgium and #10

Millions of English speakers visit Portugal every year, with more and more people visiting the popular tourist areas. In the main cities, and in areas with high foot-fall – such as airports and stations – you will find a good amount of people who speak English.

𝗜𝗡𝗩𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗗 𝗣𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 – 𝗜𝗡𝗩𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗪𝗜𝗧𝗛 𝗨𝗦
Mercan – Leading Real Estates Development Group in Porto under Golden Visa Program. The number of applications for the Golden Visa program from Mercan Group accounts for fully half of all Golden Visa applications in Porto.

#Goldenvisaprogram

#EUcitizenship #Schengenvisa

#Get #your #second #passport

#Investforfuture

#Mercan#MercadiaCambodia

𝙊𝙉𝙀 𝙄𝙉𝙑𝙀𝙎𝙏𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏 – 𝙇𝙄𝙁𝙀𝙏𝙄𝙈𝙀 𝘽𝙀𝙉𝙀𝙁𝙄𝙏𝙎

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OFFICIAL: HILTON PROMOTE SÉ CATEDRAL TAPESTRY PROJECT

𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐫ê𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐚 𝐀𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐚𝐝𝐚 𝐒𝐀, a subsidiary of 𝐌𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐞𝐬 has successfully signed the franchise agreement with 𝐇𝐢𝐥𝐭𝐨𝐧 for “𝐒é 𝐂𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐥 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐨” under the name “𝐓𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐇𝐢𝐥𝐭𝐨𝐧” with a unique 77 rooms, 5 floors and fully amenities such as restaurant, bar, terrace cafe and It will opening for early summer 2021.

The hotel located at the heart of the historic Centre of Porto with front views over the Porto Cathedral and nearby the city icon “𝐃𝐨𝐦 𝐋𝐮í𝐬 𝐈 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞” a famous tourist attraction place in the city, including the 12th century Sé Cathedral, Clérigos Tower and Livraria Lello, are within 10 minutes’ walk away from the hotel. Guests will also enjoy easy access to major transport hubs, including the decorative São Bento Train Station, located a few minutes’ walk from the hotel, and Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport, a 20km drive away.

This project is qualified under the Golden Visa Program, it is the most competitive program that offer foreign investors the right to reside in Portugal/EU and get EU Passport, eligible to travel to 150+ countries around the world.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,300 properties with nearly one million rooms, in 118 countries and territories.

About Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Tapestry Collection by Hilton is a portfolio of original hotels that offers guests unique style and vibrant personality, and encourages guests to explore the local destination. With plans for global expansion, every Tapestry Collection property is united by the reliability that comes with the Hilton name, in addition to the benefits of the award-winning Hilton Honors program.

𝗜𝗡𝗩𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗗 𝗣𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 – 𝗜𝗡𝗩𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗪𝗜𝗧𝗛 𝗨𝗦
Mercan – Leading Real Estates Development Group in Porto under Golden Visa Program. The number of applications for the Golden Visa program from Mercan Group accounts for fully half of all Golden Visa applications in Porto.

#Goldenvisaprogram

#EUcitizenship #Schengenvisa

#Get #your #second #passport

#Investforfuture

#Mercan#MercadiaCambodia

𝙊𝙉𝙀 𝙄𝙉𝙑𝙀𝙎𝙏𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏 – 𝙇𝙄𝙁𝙀𝙏𝙄𝙈𝙀 𝘽𝙀𝙉𝙀𝙁𝙄𝙏𝙎

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Portugal to Allow Birthright Citizenship

Children born to foreign parents, at least one of whom has lived – legally or otherwise – in Portugal for a year will be eligible for Portuguese citizenship at birth.

The country’s newly amended nationality law was published in the government gazette, the Diário da República, following President de Sousa’s promulgation of the same on November 3rd.

Though children born in Portugal to foreign nationals resident in the territory already did qualify for birth-right citizenship, at least one of their parents had to have been resident in the country for two or more years. The new law reduces that time-frame to one year.

Clarifying what effect this will have on Portugal’s golden visa holders, Patricia Valadas Coriel of Lisbon-based Valadas Coriel & Associados says “this law allows children born in Portugal to obtain Portuguese citizenship if one of the parents were living in Portugal for the last year, legally or illegally.” A parent who has held a golden visa for at least a year and subsequently has a child, she explains, will be able to confer Portuguese citizenship on that child at birth, even if they have only fulfilled the minimum 7-day physical presence requirement.

𝗜𝗡𝗩𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗗 𝗣𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 – 𝗜𝗡𝗩𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗪𝗜𝗧𝗛 𝗨𝗦
Mercan – Leading Real Estates Development Group in Porto under Golden Visa Program. The number of applications for the Golden Visa program from Mercan Group accounts for fully half of all Golden Visa applications in Porto.

#Goldenvisaprogram

#EUcitizenship #Schengenvisa

#Get #your #second #passport

#Investforfuture

#Mercan#MercadiaCambodia

𝙊𝙉𝙀 𝙄𝙉𝙑𝙀𝙎𝙏𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏 – 𝙇𝙄𝙁𝙀𝙏𝙄𝙈𝙀 𝘽𝙀𝙉𝙀𝙁𝙄𝙏𝙎

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Welcome 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐧 to Matosinhos, Portugal

Welcome 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐧 to Matosinhos, Portugal

The official ceremony took place October, 7th 2020 and attended by the Mayor of Matosinhos, Luísa Salgueiro, and the Vice President of the Autarchy, Fernando Rocha.
Jordi Vilanova, Vice president of the Mercan Group, explained that, ′′ in addition to the urban rehabilitation obtained through our investment, our business model is based on the best of creating hospitality infrastructure that will enable tourism to be boosted in the area, helping the local economy thriving, creating jobs and generating wealth for the city “.
Also, the municipality of Matosinhos highlighted the importance of this investment for the country, integrating it into a strategy that focuses on urban rehabilitation, regular cultural supply, refurbishing the coastline and walkways, tourist and food promotion, and research. ′′ This line of public investment and private investment will further leverage Matosinhos “, said Louise Salgueiro.
Four Points By Sheraton is one of the project of Mercan Group that qualified for Portugal Golden Visa Program. Hotel is located near the beach in Matosinhos with just 2-minutes walk to the beach, adjacent to the biggest city park in Porto. It is comprised of 3 floors with 108 aparthotel rooms and modern amenities such as a restaurant, bar and courtyard. Its proximity to the sea, beach and the city park makes it an attractive area for tourists and city goer. This hotel plans to be opened in July 2021.
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