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State's major challenge to ASMAA's 42,000 'anti-oil' petition

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Environmental and anti-oil exploration association, ASMAA, leading the legal challenge to have Galp-ENI's Aljezur drilling licence revoked, is subject to a last-minute legal complication, arranged by the...

France moves to tax her Non-habitual Residents in Portugal

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

The French government has turned its attention to the thousands of its retirees moving to Portugal, taking full fiscal advantage of the Non-habitual Residents scheme that has been one of the key drivers...

Four suspected of fraud over Pedrógão Grande rebuilding grants

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

Four people who asked for financial support to rebuild their burnt out houses in the Pedrógão Grande area of Leiria have been made defendants as part of an investigation into irregularities and fraud. The...

Worten launches online sales of home furnishings

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

Worten has invested €7 million in a new online marketplace and from Thursday will be offering an expanded product range, including home decoration and furniture. Worten Marketplace will have a huge product...

Bank of Portugal releases 'immediate payment' system for transfers

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

As from today, September 19th, Immediate bank transfers can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The definition of 'immediate,' in this instance, is an impressive ten seconds. The Bank of Portugal announced...

Taxi strike brings chaos to the Algarve

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

The leader union of the Algarve’s taxi drivers is delighted at the chaos caused as over 200 of his members clogged up the access road to Faro airport, leaving customers without essential transport to court,...

Left Bloc questions Sea Minister about policy advisor from Galp

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

Portugal's Left Bloc has issued a statement that questions the Minister of the Sea and her reliance on a Galp Energia employee, now former employee, in the formulation of government policy regarding oil...

Real Estate Investment Trusts to be allowed in Portugal

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

Somewhat late to the market, Portugal’s government has announced that it is to present a proposal for a law that will allow Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) to operate in the country. These widely...

Portugal's late initiative to attract UK's Brexiting asset managers

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

Portugal has launched a determined bid, taking full advantage of the UK’s exit from the European Union, to lure asset management companies from London. One bold claim is that Portugal’s regulators will...

Parts of Lisbon house more tourists than locals

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

Changes to the Alojamento Local laws, designed to enable Councils to control short-term tourist accommodation, will have come too late for many of Lisbon’s neighbourhoods with popular areas now having...

Portugal’s 2019 State Budget aims for a deficit of just 0.2%

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

Political parties are still involved in negotiations but Finance Minister, Mario Centeno, is determined that his last budget will be an historic one, the lowest deficit for Portugal since the 1974 Revolution. "The...

Angola, Portugal turn page on past tensions

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

President Joao Lourenco and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa buried the hatchet on Tuesday during whirlwind talks in Luanda that follow several turbulent years between Angola and its former ruler.Following...

National Ecological Reserve classification was 'removed' for Herdade da Com...

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Environmental group, ZERO and Transparency Integrity, the Portuguese representative for Transparency International, have condemned the proposed sale of Herdade da Comporta, saying that the current spatial...

Many schools remain shut due to staff shortages

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

The folly of moving thousands of teachers around the country at the start of every school year, again has helped cause the postponement of the start of many classes - with some schools failing to open...

Lagoa mayor blasts government over lack of Algarve transport policy

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Lagoa’s mayor, Francisco Martins, has called on the government to radically improve the Algarve’s transport system. "In the Algarve we are obliged to have our own transport, we have no real alternative...



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