Angola | 2021.03.08
Extension of Immigration Documents
Considering that the immigration documents related to the stay of foreigners in Angola was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Angolan Government approved Executive Decree No. 56/21, of 3 March 2021, under which the documents of the foreign citizens absent from the country, expired since 28 February 2020, notably residence permits, refugee cards, investor visas, work visas, and temporary-stay visas are deemed valid until 30 April 2021. These documents shall be renewed or extended without any penalty as their holders return to Angola.
Angola | 2021.03.04
Operating Rules of Credit Risk Information Center (“CIRC”)
Through Order No. 1/21, of 12 February 2021, the BNA updated the operating rules of the Credit Risk Information Centre (“CIRC”) and revoked all provisions contradicting the provisions of the Order, in particular those of Order No. 4/20, of 28 February 2020, on CIRC’s competences, operating rules and duties.
Angola | 2021.03.02
2019-2022 Privatizations Program Amended
The Government amended the 2019-2022 Privatizations Program (PROPRIV) through Presidential Decree No. 44/21, of 19 February. Besides adjusting the Program’s chronogram, the statute includes new companies and assets to be privatized and excludes others, such as airline Sonair.
Senegal | 2021.02.25
New Public-Private Partnerships law
The National Assembly adopted a new law on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). The law was proposed by the Senegalese Government to “ensure that PPP projects are competitive and meet the specific needs of the population” by adopting “a flexible legal framework that provides security for investors and promotes the rapid implementation of high-quality, job-creating PPP projects”.
Portugal | 2021.02.19 | Portuguese Version Only
Obrigações Fiscais - Alargamento de Prazos
Foi aprovado, no passado dia 15 de fevereiro, o Despacho n.º 43/2021-XXII, do Secretário de Estado dos Assuntos Fiscais (SEAF), que procede ao alargamento dos prazos de cumprimento de diversas obrigações fiscais, tendo em consideração os constrangimentos provocados pela pandemia COVID-19.
Timor-Leste | 2021.02.19
New Timor-Leste Anti-corruption Law enters into Force
The new Timor-Leste Anti-corruption Law (the “Law on Measures to Prevent and Fight Corruption”) published as Law No. 7/2020, of 26 August 2020, enters into force this Monday – 22 February 2021.
Angola | 2021.02.12
New rules on minimum reserves requirements for Banking Financial Institutions
By means of Instruction No. 02/2021 and Directive No. 02/DMA/2021, both of 10 February 2021, the BNA has updated the existing rules for the calculation and compliance with the minimum reserves requirements by Banking Financial Institutions. The amendments introduced aim at making the rules on minimum reserves requirements compatible with the current macroeconomic stability framework, in order to ensure greater efficiency of monetary policy instruments.
Portugal | 2021.02.12
Amendments to the Golden Visa Regime
Decree-Law no 14/2021, of 12 February was published, amending the legal regime of entry, stay, departure and removal of foreigners from national territory.
Angola | 2021.02.10
COVID 19: Newly Updated Public Calamity Measures
New public calamity measures were enacted by Presidential Decree No. 39/21, of 9 February 2021. The new statute amends and updates the rules established by Presidential Decree No. 10/21, of 8 January 2021, on the prevention and control of SARS-COV-2 virus and COVID-19 and the functioning of public and private services, social equipment and economic activities during the period of public calamity.
Cape Verde | 2021.02.08 | Portuguese Version Only
Regime Jurídico da Cibersegurança
O Decreto-Lei n.º 9/2021, de 29 de Janeiro vem estabelecer o Regime Jurídico Cabo-Verdiano para a Cibersegurança.