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Despite the fact that Portugal Telecom sold last week to French operator Altice for the “knockdown price” of €7.4 billion - most of which will go to Brazilian telecommunications company Oi - minority shareholders are still trying to block the

With the new green-taxes due to send the price of plastic bags soaring within the next three weeks, supermarkets all over Portugal are getting creative, and starting to offer low-priced alternatives.

According to a report in Público today

Trouble-torn national airline TAP predicted a profit for last year but figures out today show that in the first nine months the company registered a loss of €63.3 million - that’s €41.6 million more than losses registered in 2013.

Despite

The carefully-prepared appeal by lawyers representing jailed former prime minister José Sócrates looks set to hit the rocks this week as newspapers reveal the Public Ministry is still absolutely dead against any change in the controversial status

Consumers’ association DECO has issued a stark warning over health dangers posed by minced meat on sale up and down the country.

Concerns include seriously dangerous additives used to boost the meat’s “rich colour”.

“These additives

Portimão council has announced it is channelling €440,000 of the money it has raised from its million-euro civil protection tax to fund the local fire department.

The deal was made official with the signing of an agreement on Friday (

Three draft laws from opposition parties to legalise same-sex adoptions were turned down in the Portuguese parliament on Thursday (January 22), making it the fourth time this topic has been discussed, voted on and ultimately rejected.

The

Travel || A boat link connecting Faro to Tangier, Morocco, could be launching soon.

National media reports that the project is already under discussion with Portuguese and Moroccan authorities well into logistics.

Besides making

An angry mob is reported to have started throwing stones at police as agents moved in on two men in the process of raiding a Pingo Doce supermarket, in Chelas, Lisbon, over the weekend.

Despite the attack, the police managed to restrain

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