Portugal extends the “golden visa” program

1. New features of the “golden visa”


From November 26, 2017, new rules for obtaining a Visa by investment came into force in Portugal. Now foreigners can apply for a residence permit subject to an investment of € 350,000 in a new or existing Portuguese company for a period of three years. It is important to create or save five jobs.


Perhaps the authorities decided to expand the program to increase the flow of investors. Not so long ago, Portugal was overtaken by the popularity of the “golden visa” in Spain. And the volume of investments in Portuguese real estate under this program has decreased. Well, wait and see.


2. Exit dusk



The Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro Pavle Radulovic said that the authorities are ready to launch a real estate legalization program. The government expects to receive at least € 40 million from it.


If the property is not legalized, its owners will pay heavy fines, and the buildings themselves will be demolished. The elimination of illegal objects is scheduled to begin at the end of the year. According to official statistics, there are 40,000 illegally constructed buildings in Montenegro. And according to unofficial information, this figure reaches 100,000.


3. Students are more profitable than tourists



Uniplaces conducted a curious survey. According to the data obtained, the rental income from students in the medium and long term is higher than the rental income from tourists.


The average cost of renting a room to a student in Spain is € 400 per month. This means a profit for a homeowner in the amount of € 4,780 per year, excluding fees and property taxes. And the average annual income from renting housing to tourists in the city in 2015 was € 4,120. Well, time to go on a “hunt” for knowledge seekers!


4. Faster, higher, stronger



According to the company Knight Frank, for the year to September 2017, the most expensive property in Iceland – by 20.4%. Hong Kong (+ 17.5%) and the Czech Republic (+ 13.2%) are next. That’s really not expected from the Czech Republic!


The top 10 also includes Malta, Canada, Turkey, Australia, Latvia, India and … Bulgaria. So investors are advised to look at the Bulgarian real estate now.


Prime with new energy

In automn Prime congress about social responsibility in Lisbon, Portugal [November 7th-13th], we’ve also elected new members of board of management, but even more importantly we’ve formed new work groups that are oriented in a certain challenge of our organization [1. legal issues, 2. website, 3. Prime events/congresses, 4. publications, 5. Prime’s vision, goals, aims and transparency].

We’ve managed to motivate most of congress participants to join in work groups and are still inviting other volunteering Prime members – there’s a lot to do, groups will continue to develop and new groups will be formed when needed. All suggestions, ideas and help are welcome – put your own personal piece in a huge Prime puzzle!

Most of the communication will eventually be accessible on Prime website – to assure transparency and open our groups to the new participants that want to join.

Therefore if you have the energy and want to participate in groups mentioned or suggest some new ideas please don’t hesitate to let us know – check ‘contact us’ for contact information. And keep checking Prime website for news, new topics on forum, challenges we’ll publish etc.

Carpe diem, take the Prime challenge and join our efforts!

International Students’ Conference & The Baltic PR Weekend 2005

The International Students’ Conference within the framework of the Baltic PR Weekend 2005 will take place on the 7th of September in the Central Museum of Communications, St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Baltic PR Weekend is an international forum that unites PR-practitioners and representatives of large commercial companies, who are interested in development of the PR-services sphere. The Baltic PR Weekend is a joint project of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA), European Public Relations Confederation (CERP), Russian Public Relations Association (RASO) and SPN Ogilvy Public Relations agency. The Conference is the most significant PR-event in Russia that obtained international recognition – in 2004 the project became the winner of the most prestigious international public relations contest – IPRA Golden World Awards.

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exPRess June 2005 is out!

Dear all, please click here to download the latest issue of exPRess! Hope you’ll enjoy it!

New PRIME member country – Georgia

Georgia is becoming the 16th country joining PRIME, besides Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden and UK.
Students representing the Faculty of Philosophy, Public Relations and Social Science at Georgian Technical University in Tbilisi, majoring in Public Relations, expressed their will in cooperating with The European Association of Public Relations and Communications Students, for developing their professional skills and exchanging knowledge. The idea of establishing a PRIME seat in Georgia was thus born in 2004.

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PRIME joins the Global Alliance

PRIME has been accepted as member organization of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management.

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A new star is born…

…and that’s our website. Or at least, we would like it to be a star. This is a start, for sure, but there are many more features to be added.