Cape Verde. According to countryaah, Praia is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Cape Verde. Prime Minister José Maria Neves said at a visit to the former colonial power in Portugal in May that Cabo Verde is interested in applying for membership in the EU. The idea is said to have gained some hearing in Portugal and Spain, and Neves considered that K. can act as a bridge between Europe, America and Africa. Neves claimed that Cabo Verde economically and culturally is already closer to the EU than, for example. candidate country Turkey.
Cape Verde also expressed requests for membership in the NATO Defense Alliance, which began preparing for a major maneuver to be implemented in the country in June 2006.
The country’s first stock exchange was opened in September, initially limited to trading in a few domestic corporate papers.