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Just as Portugal’s border police reinforce their presence at Faro and Lisbon airports for the summer months, news emerged this week that an international human trafficking network involving 11...

It’s been hailed as a “big step forward” in the fight against animal cruelty – a draft law that criminalises animal abuse and abandonment cases was approved today (July 16) in Parliament with...

Portugal was the European Union country that registered the biggest decrease (-3.6%) in industrial output in May, revealed statistical office Eurostat which compared figures with the previous...

Controversial ‘green taxes’ in the pipeline

Environment || A whole new batch of 39 ‘green taxes’, which if approved would lead to increases in the cost of everything from fuel and plane tickets to plastic bags, has been put forward by a...

'Stop the McCann circus' signs in Praia da Luz

With two futile weeks of ground searching and the questioning of four unlikely suspects still fresh in the memory, a former Scotland Yard commander had a new idea. In a report in the Mail on...

Tax workers told to get out of the office to check invoicing systems

Finanças || Portugal’s tax authorities want to make sure businesses are complying with invoicing rules implemented in 2013 and will be making special visits to check that their electronic...

BES turns over new leaf to get back on its feet

Banco Espírito Santo, one of Portugal’s biggest banks, is under new management since Monday (July 14) following pressure from the country’s central bank for BES to be released from the grasp of...

It’s been a bad week for Portugal’s left-wing Bloco de Esquerda (BE) which saw leading figures abandon the political party.

In an official statement last Saturday, Fórum Manifesto, one of...

TAP aircraft forced to return to Lisbon after ‘explosion’

Lisbon || A Brazil-bound TAP flight out of Lisbon Airport carrying 268 passengers was forced to return shortly after it took off on Saturday morning (July 12) due to a turbine engine failure....

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