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Portugal's choice between tourism and oil

26 May 2017 | 0 comments

Portugal’s reputation as an oil producer has, so far, been limited to the tasty green stuff you pour over salads and sardines. That could be about to change, writes Paul Ames for politico.eu The country...

Singapore's BOC Aviation orders six Airbus jets worth $1.05 bn

26 May 2017 | 0 comments

Singapore-based aircraft leasing firm BOC Aviation said Friday it has ordered six new Airbus planes worth around $1.05 billion.The order comprises four planes from the A320 NEO family and two Airbus A330-900...

GNR inspection finds 33% of dog owners fail their pets

25 May 2017 | 0 comments

A round-up of dogs in the Setúbal area showed a third did not have the correct documentation or records. Of the 43 dogs that were checked, 14 lacked one or more legal requirements including a valid dog...

Algarve animals unduly suffer on their final journey to slaughter

25 May 2017 | 0 comments

The Left Bloc has demanded that the Government arranges for the construction of a slaughterhouse in the Algarve with state of the art technical, hygienic and safety conditions. The last facility in the...

Algarve welcomes Russian visitors

25 May 2017 | 0 comments

What better way to influence Russian and US travel journalists than to invite them on an all expenses paid trip to the Algarve. This week, funded by the Tourism Association of Algarve in partnership with...

Murdered Aljezur schoolgirl - stepfather now charged

25 May 2017 | 0 comments

The prosecutor's office said today that it has charged a 36-year-old Romanian with attempted rape, sexual coercion, qualified homicide, kidnapping and desecration of a corpse.The murder took place in Aljezur...

'The big green bang starts now!' - Açorean island nears 100% renewable ener...

25 May 2017 | 0 comments

The Açorean island of Graciosa has cut €2 million a year from its diesel fuel bill after a Danish renewable energy company and its partners financed and set up a wind farm and a solar energy park that...

Finance Minister says Novo Banco sale 'will go ahead,' despite legal action...

25 May 2017 | 0 comments

Portugal's finance minister is confident that the planned sale of Novo Banco to the US vulture fund, Lone Star, is on track and will go ahead as planned. The sale of Novo Banco remains under threat from...

Investment survey - Portugal is the place to be

25 May 2017 | 0 comments

Portugal is the place to be, according to another survey, this one being the 'EY Survey of Attractiveness of Portugal 2017.' This optimism is shown by 62% of foreign investors who think Portugal has a...

Angolan students in Portugal run out of cash

24 May 2017 | 0 comments

Angolan students are being forced to ditch their studies in Portugal, according to the president of the Association of Angolan Students, due to "delay in money transfers from Angola to here." Many Angolan...

Portuguese court jails former head of scandal-hit BPN bank

24 May 2017 | 0 comments

he former head of Portugal's failed BPN bank was handed a 14-year jail term by a Lisbon court on Wednesday for fraud and money-laundering.Jose Oliveira e Costa, 81, a former state secretary for fiscal...

BPN trial ends - crooked bankers receive long prison sentences

24 May 2017 | 0 comments

Those responsible for fraud, mismanagement, forgery and the collapse of Banco Português de Negócios (BPN) have been given prison sentences, the highest of which is 14 years. BPN ended up being run for...

Alojameto Local for apartments - 'let the neighbours decide'

24 May 2017 | 0 comments

The government’s continues lack of clear thinking on the Alojamento Local tourism rental laws reached new heights today with an amendment to force apartment owners to get the written permission of other...

Vila do Bispo council to convert old grain stores into exhibition area

24 May 2017 | 0 comments

Vila do Bispo council has published a tender in Diário da República for the "rehabilitation of the building of the old grain storage barns in Vila do Bispo” to turn them into a history and cultural centre. The...

Cyber kid stuns experts showing toys can be 'weapons'

23 May 2017 | 0 comments

An 11-year-old 'cyber ninja' stunned security experts by hacking into their bluetooth devices to manipulate a teddy bear and show how interconnected smart toys 'can be weaponised'.



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