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Portugal's renewable energy performance third best in EU

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

Portugal come third of the EU’s renewable energy ranking, behind Sweden and Austria. Only in five EU countries does renewable energy account for more than 50% of consumption. Portugal is one of them,...

Golden Visa trial - verdicts delayed for the third time

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

For the third time, the judge’s verdict in the Golden Visa corruption trial has been delayed, this time until December 21st. The reason each time has been, “a lack of time to take a decision.” Defendants...

Portugal prepares for blistering weekend weather

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

Autumn starts on Sunday with temperatures in some parts of Portugal reaching 40°C. Summer started late this year but the coming period of blistering temperatures makes up for earlier, below average periods. The...

Algarve tourism chief slams new 'Tourist Tax'

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

The recently appointed head of the Algarve Tourism Region (RTA) slammed the announcement that the region’s mayors have voted to introduce a ‘tourist tax.’ Joao Fernandes disagrees with the move, its timing...

Algarve Mayors push through regional 'Tourist Tax'

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

The self-serving greed of the Algarve’s Council mayors has found expression in today’s vote to introduce a per night tourist tax on visitors to the region, just at a time when competing destinations are...

The Telegraph picks 'the little town of Olhão' in preference to Lisbon

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

Is over-tourism turning Lisbon into the next Venice, asks The Telegraph Few destinations have witnessed a boom in tourism over the last few years quite like Portugal, writes The Telegraphs digital travel...

Ryanair pilots call for O'Leary to go

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Ryanair pilots have asked company shareholders to replace the company's leadership because they believe the current model of employment and management has failed. The call was made in a statement endorsed...

Monchique hunting ban will allow the natural increase of game

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

As from Friday 21st, hunters will be banned from those areas of Monchique, Odemira, Portimão and Silves that were affected by the August fire. The armistice aims to restore populations of game species...

VRSA Council finances still in dire straits

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Council accounts across the Algarve have shown general improvement in their finances since the recession eased off, some have turned from significant losses to surplus, with an associated increase in social...

Monchique fire - government to support eucylaptus growers

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

The Secretary of State for Forestry and Rural Development has visited fire affected areas of Silves and spoke to Councillors, forest producers and several of the many government bodies attempting to develop...

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...



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