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Brazilian crooks have Portuguese Golden Visas

20 September 2017 | 0 comments

Staff at the Foreigners and Borders Service claim not to have been given information about Golden Visa applicants who also are suspects in the biggest corruption purge in Brazil's history. Many of those...

'New and positive talks' - Judges union suspends strike action

20 September 2017 | 0 comments

The Association of Portuguese Judges has called off the strike set for October 3rd and 4th, due to an "openness of parliamentary groups to discuss grievances in full," according to union boss, Manuela...

The Guardian releases video report on the Pedrógão Grande fire

20 September 2017 | 0 comments

The Guardian has released a video report about Portugal’s most deadly fire, the June inferno at Pedrógão Grande, which took a week to extinguish. "On 17 June, a fire swept through the forests of central...

GNR teams spend a week checking out Portugal's railway stations

20 September 2017 | 0 comments

Teams from Portugal’s National Republican Guard (GNR) and Public Security Police have spent a fruitful week wandering up and down the country, checking trains and railway stations. The objective was the...

Flood of residency applications swamps SEF

20 September 2017 | 0 comments

The Foreigners and Borders Service has reported that requests for Portuguese residency have increased 1,300% in the days following a law change. The wording of the new law allows those who have a job...

€500,000 Algarve food and wine tourism project

20 September 2017 | 0 comments

The Algarve’s tourist authorities are supportive of an investment of €500,000 in EU funds to look at wine and cooking tourism for the region. This ‘heavy investment’ involves analysing the existing niche...

Guardia Civil storms Catalan ministries in Rajor bid to halt independence v...

20 September 2017 | 0 comments

Spain's paramilitary national police, the Guardia Civil, have stormed Catalan regional government buildings on orders from prime minister Mariano Rajoy (pictured) who wants to stop an independence referendum...

Missing from Fatima - have you seen this man?

19 September 2017 | 0 comments

British man, John Joyce, 72, has been missing in Portugal since the 14th July 2017. At 9.20 am he walked with his pilgrimage group to a studio nearby to see a video about the Children of Fatima. It finished...

Businessman worth €63,500 owes €697 million

19 September 2017 | 0 comments

Portuguese entrepreneur and property developer, Emídio Catum, one of BPN's large debtors, has filed for insolvency as he owes €697 million but has one asset - an apartment worth just €53,000. Catum's...

Toys R Us files for creditor protection - ten stores in Portugal to keep tr...

19 September 2017 | 0 comments

Toys R Us, the international company with 10 stores in Portugal, has filed for protection against its creditors. A company spokesman said Toys R Us operations will continue as normal, with no closure...

Drug arrests at Portimão's BPM 'dance party' Festival

19 September 2017 | 0 comments

The GNR covering last weekend’s house and techno dance party arrested 19 people for drugs offences . The BPM Festival was held at the Arade Congress Center in Parchal, Lagoa and at multiple sites in Praia...

Leaked list of Golden Visa applicants released

19 September 2017 | 0 comments

Portugal’s Golden Visa scheme, a way of facilitating European entry for non-EU foreigners, has come under scrutiny after leaked documents list some of the criminals and dodgy politicians who have applied...

Tourism development to go ahead at Quarteira's Almargem Lagoon

19 September 2017 | 0 comments

Builders and a bank are set to make a killing as prime seafront land to the east of Quarteira soon will become one big building site as another luxury tourist development is constructed in the region's...

GNR teams stop 8,000 drivers in seat belt inspection purge

19 September 2017 | 0 comments

The National Republican Guard (GNR) was on a purge past week, 11th to 17th of September, stopping drivers who were not wearing seatbelts or having the wrong child seats installed for the age of children...

European Commission steps in to Ryanair row

18 September 2017 | 0 comments

The European Commission has stepped into the Ryanair cancelled flights row and urges the company to respect passengers’ rights. Ryanair has been inundated with negative and angry comment after it decided...



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