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Spain ignores Portugal in approving a uranium mine near the border

19 February 2018 | 0 comments

Spain has licensed a uranium mine in Retortillo, about 40 kilometres from the Portuguese border, without consulting the Portuguese State or carrying out the necessary, cross-border environmental impact...

Messines crash leaves mother dead and baby badly injured

19 February 2018 | 0 comments

A 39-year-old woman driver died after her car had a head-on collision with a lorry on the road between Silves and Messines. The accident happened this afternoon at Corte, on the EN124. The woman’s...

Bank charges row continues with Caixa Geral in the firing line

19 February 2018 | 0 comments

Missing the point completely, the Ministry of Finance says that Caixa Geral's account fees are "in line" with competitors and that “price convergence is important to ensure the viability of the public...

Gutteres criticises Portugal for "lack of ambition" in CO2 reduction race

19 February 2018 | 0 comments

UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned in Lisbon today that the world "runs the risk of losing the race," in the face of accelerating climate change and that there is a "lack of sufficient ambition"...

Galp Energia to build photovoltaic plant in Odemira

19 February 2018 | 0 comments

Galp Energia is going ahead with its application for a licence to set up its first photovoltaic power plant in São Teotónio, Odemira. This licensing request needs a positive opinion from the Directorate...

Next anti-oil protest during Galp-ENI's court appearance in Loulé

19 February 2018 | 0 comments

Following an 'anti-oil and gas exploration' protest held last Friday, February 16th, in Loulé, the Movement for an Algarve Free of Oil (MALP) and the Vila do Bispo Stop Oil Group, issued the following...

Accident stats are manipulated, claims national motorcyclist group

18 February 2018 | 0 comments

The nation’s bikers have protested. Thousands of motorcyclists gathered outside parliament to witness the delivery of a manifesto in which it is claimed that dodgy road accidents statistics can not be...

Councils 'can borrow the money' to pay for scrub clearance

18 February 2018 | 0 comments

The forest maintenance row continues between the country’s mayors and the government. The Minister of Internal Affairs, Eduardo Cabrita, has assured municipalities that they will be reimbursed for ‘almost...

Monchique council joins Portuguese Network of Healthy Municipalities

18 February 2018 | 0 comments

The ceremony took place in Odemira, at the Intermunicipal Assembly of the association which promotes local health policies in line with the World Health Organisation guidelines.Monchique's joining the...

Kwiatkowski wins Volta ao Algarve - Portugal's Ruben Guerreiro is 2nd

18 February 2018 | 0 comments

Micha? Kwiatwkowski (Team Sky) took victory on the final stage of the Volta ao Algarve, sealing the general clas-sification at the same time. Portugal's Ruben Guerreiro (Trek-Segafredo) and the Belgian,...

Lone Star's massive write-offs at Novo Banco trigger more taxpayer loans

18 February 2018 | 0 comments

Novo Banco’s losses could reach €1 billion in 2017 with the Resolution Fund on alert to inject more capital which it is unlikely to have. The bank, 75% owned and controlled by American vulture fund,...

Operation SHOCK - defibrillators needed - only four Algarve Bombeiros comma...

17 February 2018 | 0 comments

An appeal has been sent in by afpop, the organiser of Operation SHOCK, which already has supplied defibrillators to many of the Algarve's Bombeiros commands. With four weeks to go, donations are needed...

Oil drilling held up by Environmental Impact Assessment

16 February 2018 | 0 comments

The economy minister’s office today stated that the planned oil drilling off the Aljezur coast will not go ahead until the conclusion, publication and public discussion of an environmental impact assessment,...

Portimão council - animal grazing regulations to keep roads safe

16 February 2018 | 0 comments

A new regulation published by Portimão council states that anyone leaving animals grazing on unfenced open ground can be fined between €100 and €2,500. The same penalty applies to those who leave animals...

Lagoa wetland - Left Bloc move threatens supermarket plan

16 February 2018 | 0 comments

The power of persistence is paying off as the Save Alagoas Brancas environmental group is to have its voice heard in parliament. Left Bloc MPs now are to demand that the government stops Continente...



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