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Foreign influx vital to Portuguese economy

24 July 2017 | 0 comments

With locals leaving the country to find work in more developed economies, the number of foreigners choosing to live in Portugal jumped to nearly 400,000 by the end of 2016, with 83% working and much of...

Faro bike festival ends but questions remain

24 July 2017 | 0 comments

The 36th annual Faro motorbike festival is over and a more normal, bumper-to-bumper, pace returns to the region’s roads. The organiser and president of the Moto Clube de Faro, José Amaro, said there were...

Ruling on Britons' island home opens the way for €15 million compensation b...

24 July 2017 | 0 comments

The dream of owning a home on the Ria Formosa island of Armona, lies in tatters for the British couple whose half-built property is the centre of a planning row that exposes Olhão's ratepayers to a potential...

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 living with spectre of killer quake

24 July 2017 | 0 comments

For modern Olympic host cities, the twin threats of terrorism and financial ruin constantly loom.

Portugal rearms military in €700 million spending round

23 July 2017 | 0 comments

The Ministry of Defence has authorised a spend of €700 million to modernise the Armed Forces with almost half of the budget going to the Portuguese-Brazilian partnership, Embraer, for the purchase of KC-390...

Over 1,200 firefighters battle 31 blazes in Portugal this weekend

23 July 2017 | 0 comments

The high alert status for most of Portugal is well deserved as over 1,200 firefighters battle 31 blazes this Sunday. Sertã and Coimbra are the most serious affected with the A13 cut-off to traffic as...

Portugal signs deal with Mozambique to boost shipping and ports

23 July 2017 | 0 comments

In a bid to boost investment and strengthen bilateral relations, Portugal and Mozambique have signed a memorandum of understanding on maritime and port transport. Portugal’s Minster of the Sea, Ana Paula...

Algarve gets additional emergency response teams for summertime accidents

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

Should the worst happen, the Algarve now has a further seven ambulances and two specialised motorcycles to reinforce the national emergency medical service’s teams covering the Algarve - medical help has...

Silves farmers get vital water supply boost as new connection is authorised

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

Finally, Parliament has found time to approve the resolution to connection the agricultural water supply from the Funcho reservoir, to the delight of local Silves farmers. The Algarve MP, Cristóvão Norte,...

'In defence of women's rights' - Spain's El País ditches 'contact' classifi...

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

One of Spain’s top newspapers, El País, is to stop publishing classified ads for sexual services, acknowledging that the majority of women who offer sexual services are being enslaved. Since July 15th,...

Thousands of PT workers demonstrate outside Lisbon head office

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

The gripe is not really against PT, whose workers last went on strike over ten years ago, but against Altice, the new French owner of the telecoms group whose idea of sound labour relations involves a...

Former TAP boss charged in €25 million Angolan money-laundering scam

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

Portugal’s public prosecution service has accused seven people of involvement in corruption, money laundering and document forgery to turn money from the Angolan national oil company into classy Portuguese...

President bestows 'Grand Cross of the Order of Liberty' on Aga Khan

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

In first public event of his Diamond Jubilee, Aga Khan is bestowed Portugal’s Grand Cross and an Honorary Doctorate “I reiterate my profound appreciation for our own partnership, and for honouring me...

Poland plans to scrap Bilateral Investment Treaty with Portugal

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

On 18 July 2017 the Polish Council of Ministers submitted a draft proposal to parliament allowing the President to unilaterally terminate the current agreement on the promotion and reciprocal protection...

'Brexit lunch' to assess talks progress

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

Britain and the EU will wrap up four days of tough Brexit talks in Brussels on Thursday with a special lunch between their chief negotiators as major differences emerged on key points.



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