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In such a transparent vote-catching announcement that it can only serve to backfire in spades, the Portuguese government has announced that it is recommending staff “try cycling” to work to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and save money on gas.

In one way, it’s heartening proof of the popularity of Portugal’s GNR police force. But in another, it is an indictment on the country’s lack of meaningful employment. In just a month, 13,638 people have put their names forward for the 450 slots

In one of this week’s rare “feel-good” stories an unemployed 25-year-old from Aveiro has become Portugal’s latest lottery winner, scooping €288,000 in a “raspadinha” contest run by Super Pé de Meia (literal translation: Super Sock Foot).

The “get real” stance of PM Passos Coelho over Brussels’ plan for Portugal to absorb 2,400 migrants over the next couple of years has won a substantial cut, bringing final numbers down to “a little more than 1,400” - but the question still

A woman drunk-driver has killed another motorist after driving on the wrong side of the motorway for over 4 km on the A1 in Leiria.

Thirty-nine-year old Veronique Sousa was described by her father Carlos as a “boa cachopa” (good girl) who

As the country is assailed by pre-election promises from all sides, the grim reality is that it will take the best part of 20 years to bring unemployment in Portugal back to pre-crisis levels.

The message is contained in a report published

Barclays Bank has admitted that it is pulling out all the stops to sell what remains of its operations in Portugal for fear of what will happen if Greece shows new signs of weakening.

This is the message coming from Portugal’s Económico

In yet another horrific case of domestic violence, the body of a 51-year-old woman was found shot in the head in Rólia, Mafra yesterday (July 29) after allegedly having gone to collect her clothes from her estranged boyfriend’s home.

The

Days before border control agency inspectors threatened a series of walkouts at Portugal’s airports, strike action has been averted.

Calling it “Government cedes to SEF inspectors’ demands and stops strike”, Diário de Notícias writes that

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Voice and harp recital at Lagoa convent
A voice and harp recital by musical duo...
Over 13,600 Portuguese bid for 450 jobs in the GNR
In one way, it’s heartening proof of...