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Portugal's State-owned companies - Treasury has no idea of Directors' salar...

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

Half of Portugal’s State-owned companies have failed to report directors’ salaries for 2016, even though this is a requirement. Many such companies have failed to send in their reports to the Technical...

Portugal's poor have poor health from poor diet

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

The head of Portugal’s Order of Nutritionists, Alexandra Bento, said that the food scenario in Portugal "is catastrophic" and that its effects are endangering the long-term ability of the National Health...

Algarve anti-toll campaigners fully behind proposed tourist tax

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

The Via do Infante Users’ Commission, CUVI, fully supports the Left Bloc proposal to fund the Algarve’s motorway from a regional tourist tax. Whether the proposal is accepted as part of the 2018 State...

Dawn raid - heroin traffickers busted in Olhão

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

Public Security Police officers have arrested five men in Olhão during a dawn raid and accused them of drug trafficking. Heroin, cocaine, hashish and cash were discovered after seven search warrants were...

November's rainfall a quarter of normal

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

The amount of rain that fell in Portugal during the first half of November is around a quarter of the normal average. This has prolonged the drought across the mainland and has increased the areas now...

Special Tourist Tax to end tolls on the Via do Infante

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

The Left Bloc has proposed that a special tourist tax is created to enable users of the Algarve’s Via do Infante to use the motorway for free. This is one of measures that the party presented during last...

Imposition of oil exploration 'violates democratic principles'

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

Several environmental organisations have accused the Galp-Eni consortium and the government of "violating democratic principles" with the "imposition" of exploration and drilling rights for oil off the...

Loulé's main Church to be repaired and renovated

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

Loulé council is to authorise work at the city’s main church, a national monument, which will have its altarpieces restored, the entrance area repaired and the structure restored in order to solve various...

Government's 'no investment' list includes new Algarve hospital

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

The postponement of the construction of the Central Hospital of the Algarve is a "serious and irreparable injustice" according to local MP, Cristóvão Norte, who has been picking through the State Budget...

Tavira - new 'Working Group' to look at Pego do Inferno impasse

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

Representatives from Tavira council, Tavira’s ‘Ciência Viva’ centre and the Almargem environmental association have committed to work as one, to sort out the Pego do Inferno beauty spot and environs, that...

Salgados Praia Grande ‘eco-resort’ - “oversized, illegal and destructive”

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

The Praia Grande Eco-Resort, planned to be constructed in countryside between Armação de Pêra and Galé, has been slammed by a group of environmental organisations which claim the project "is clearly oversized,...

Portugal's farmers switch to 'organic land' classification

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

The total organic farming area in Portugal has grown 22% in just four years, according to data released today by Eurostat. Between 2012 and 2016, Portugal recorded an increase of 45,000 hectares of land...

Galp threatened by sacking of Isabel dos Santos from Sonangol

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

The sacking of Isabel dos Santos from the Angolan state oil company, Sonangol, could have an impact on Portugal’s Galp Energia, according to analysts. Galp Energia's ‘speculative angle’ may be reinforced...

Algarve University's new rector has 'tourism and hospitality' experience

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

The University of the Algarve has a new Rector after Paulo Águas was elected today, amid stiff competition. The votes counted on Wednesday led to an inconclusive result so the members of the General Council...

PAN files complaint over Tagus factory pollution

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

Portugal’s animals and nature party has filed a complaint with the Public Prosecutor's Office for the pollution in the Tagus River. The party, aka André Silva – its lone MP - based his complaint on what...



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