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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...

Algarve prisoners to receive the national minimum wage

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Parish Councils in the Faro area and the Algarve University, have signed up for a scheme to give local prisoners more opportunities to work. The Directorate General for Reintegration and Prison Services...

Swimming season over - no lifeguard cover at most Algarve beaches

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Despite the weather being an ideal blend of sun and gentle breeze, perfect for lazy days at the beach, the swimming season is over and most of the Algarve’s beaches no longer have lifeguard cover. The...

Monchique firestarter arrested on Sunday

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

A man has been arrested, suspected of starting two fires that had residents of Monchique springing into action and the fire service in full force, determined that all fires over the weekend would be stamped...



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