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World Bank to cease oil and gas investments

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

As part of the One Planet summit and in a landmark decision to encourage a shift to renewable energy sources, the World Bank has announced that it will “no longer finance upstream oil and gas after 2019." The...

More than 500,000 animals died in the October fires

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

The Ministry of Agriculture has estimated that at least 500,000 animals died in Portugal’s devastating fires this summer. In response to questions posed by the People Animals Nature party’s MP, André...

Government sets up working group to aid struggling Post Office

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

Well aware that CTT - Correios de Portugal - is struggling to hit targets, set in place as part of its privatisation, the government has decided to set up a working group in the expectation that a new...

Évora's Roman temple unveiled after renovation

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

The Roman temple in Évora today started to have its scaffolding removed after a €50,000 conservation project. The Regional Directorate of Culture for the Alentejo announced the completion of the work...

Driving licences 'for sale' - eleven fraudsters sent to jail

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

Eleven driving license fraudsters have received prison sentences in a judgment that has taken two and a half years since the trial started. The corruption trial heard by judges in Bragança, has resulted...

Army Engineers to clear agricultural tracks through Castro Marim's countrys...

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

Teams from the ‘Regimento de Engenharia Militar nº 1’ based at the Tancos military base is to travel to the Castro Marim council area to clear agricultural roads and tracks. The deal was struck last year...

Ryanair pilots plan pre-Christmas strike

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

Ryanair pilots based in Portugal and Germany are planning to join colleagues from Dublin and Italy in a Christmas strike to win union recognition and better working conditions. The airline does not recognise...

Minister of Labour accused of turning blind eye to Social Security ‘scandal...

12 December 2017 | 0 comments

Investigative journalists at TVI24 have lifted the lid on yet another potential scandal to rock the political establishment. This time it centres on allegations of abusive management at IPSS “social solidarity...

Ryanair Christmas strike looms ever-closer

12 December 2017 | 0 comments

Following strike ballots taken by pilots in Italy and Portugal last week, the likelihood of a new ‘flightmare for Christmas’ is increasing. Says Público today, pilots in Ireland have set December 20 for...

First suspect named in investigation into Pedrógão Grande’s killer fires

12 December 2017 | 0 comments

Public ministry investigators have named the first official suspect in the inquiry into the fire of Pedrógão Grande in June, where 65 people lost their lives (and one more has since died in hospital). Mário...

Ex-wife in dock for pouring “large quantity” of piri-piri sauce into rival’...

12 December 2017 | 0 comments

A 43-year-old woman is in court this week, after allegedly ‘kidnapping’ her former husband’s lover, pulling off her trousers and, with the help of a male friend, pouring “a large quantity of piri-piri...

Storm Ana: one dead, two injured, and hundreds of tree falls and floods

11 December 2017 | 0 comments

Storm Ana started hitting Portugal’s mainland yesterday, with devastating consequences. Despite the authorities being ‘braced’ for the worst, they could not prevent tragedy Just after 5pm in the afternoon,...

World’s best tourist destination is... Portugal!

11 December 2017 | 0 comments

For the first time in the history of the “Tourism Oscars” World Travel Awards, Portugal has won the title of leading destination. Following on from Best European Destination glory clinched in October...

Ronaldo wins 5th Ballon d’Or, aiming now for numbers 6 and 7

11 December 2017 | 0 comments

Cristiano Ronaldo - Portugal’s most famous ambassador - has been celebrating the win of his 5th Ballon d’Or in Paris, saying he’s actually aiming for a 6th and a 7th. Joking that he also wants another...

Gang allegedly behind Multibanco “explosions” run to ground

11 December 2017 | 0 comments

Less than a week since the country’s most powerful political couple (Minister of the Sea Ana Paula Vitorino and her husband interior minister Eduardo Cabrita) were woken from their slumbers by an ear-shattering...



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