September 27, 2012

Portugal: 'austerity' may close Côa Park

Côa engravings (CC by Henrique Matos)
Côa Valley is not just a fantastic natural park in the NE of Portugal but also one of the key areas of European Prehistory, hosting the famous mural engravings the Upper Paleolithic.

The Portuguese government decided on Tuesday (Sep. 25) to suspend its existence and is considering its complete dismantling, as part of the austerity efforts imposed by the IMF and the EU. 

The cost of the park is 1.4 million euros yearly.

No cuts are known to affect the Armed Forces for example, even if Portugal has not known enemies anymore and could do with just some patrol ships. 

Source: RTP Noticias[por] (via Pileta).

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