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Restaurant managers have launched a movement to try and get the 23% VAT rate on dining out deemed unconstitutional.

The initiative was presented by the National Restaurant Entrepreneur...

Several schools throughout Portugal were closed today (Friday, November 8) - or operating skeleton services - as civil servants unions came out on strike over new proposals for the State Budget...

Despite the endless lines employment centres are faced with every day, the National Statistics Institute has revealed that unemployment dropped to 15,6% between July and September.

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Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso got together on Wednesday last week in Brussels and the focus could not have been anything other than...

Soup kitchens cost over €36 million – and rising

Portugal’s 811 ‘soup kitchens’ have already served over 14 million meals this year, costing the government more than €36 million – and there is no sign of the situation improving.

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Not content with collecting money where it is due, the state's debt-collectors are coming up with new ruses to fill the nation's coffers. Last week a 41-year-old man residing in Castelo Branco...

News that Portugal as a whole loses up to a third of its water through “leaks, theft or illicit use” was revealed by the ERSAR (national water regulating authority) at the weekend. This represents...

In a surreal interview, Rose Marie Cruz – the Portuguese mother living in France who kept her fourth child hidden in a car boot for almost two years – explained that, as far as she was concerned,...

A spokesperson for Portugal’s Angolan Embassy has described last Sunday’s vandalism against its premises in the Avenida da República in Lisbon as “barbaric”. Police are now investigating.

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