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Austerity "a big mistake", says EC boss

In an interview with Público newspaper, showing how much Europe's thinking is changing, António Tajani, EC Vice-President, has admitted that “to only demand sacrifices is a big mistake”. The time...

The future of thousands of Portuguese immigrants in Switzerland hangs in the balance after the crackdown on immigration that will follow the results of a landmark referendum.

The vote taken...

Conforama fire ‘under control’

The huge fire that broke out earlier this Wednesday morning (February 12) at a Conforama warehouse in Vila Nova de Gaia is now under control.

While authorities cannot yet assess the damage...

Sharon Stone flaunts Portugal

Famous American actress Sharon Stone has been photographed walking down a Beverly Hills avenue in the USA with a traditional Portuguese ‘Coração de Viana’ pendant around her neck.
The Basic...

Floods cause road havoc

Drivers faced yet more misery midweek as over 50 roads throughout the country were hit by floodwater.

Santarém was the worst district affected with a total of 23 roads declared impassable,...

IRS to reduce in 2015?

Deputy Prime Minister Paulo Portas has hinted that IRS (income tax) may start to come down in 2015.

Talking to journalists after a debate in Madrid, Portas explained: “In 2014, we will...

Portugal’s electricity is the second most expensive in Europe, with only Cyprus pipping it to the unenviable number one position.

Spanish consumer association FACUA has published a study of...

Canada beckons?

The province of Manitoba, Canada, is seeking 100 Portuguese workers from the construction industry, Portugal’s honorary consul Paulo Jorge Cabral announced in Winnipeg. Candidates need to be...

It was another coup for ‘Multibanco’ robbers in the Cascais area last week. This time a group - as yet unknown - managed to blow up a machine in Carcavelos, causing significant damage to the...

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