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EC heavyweights at Albufeira meeting

European Commission president Durão Barroso may have praised Portugal for doing away with the troika’s last tranche, but Prime Minister Passos Coelho is already preparing the nation for more...

McCanns “day in court” collapses in disarray

It was meant to be their “day in court”, according to the BBC, but Kate and Gerry McCann - pursuing a long-running civil action for defamation against the former detective who led the original...

Prisoners in Lisbon complain for not getting receipts

Prisoners in Lisbon have presented a complaint to the Ministry of Finance because they are not given receipts when they buy food and other products in the prison canteen. This means they cannot...

Following stark warnings at the beginning of the season that west coast beaches - particularly around Lisbon - will be even more dangerous this summer due to a natural change in wave directions, a...

Sardine lovers had to put their money where their mouths are this week as the price of the national delicacy shot up by over 100%. The reason for the sudden hike is the advent of the summer’s...

As emigration leaves the country ever more depleted and life expectancy increases with modern healthcare, Portugal has now got to the stage where the number of elderly outstrips youngsters by 136...

World Cup grass, laid by Portuguese company

Seven out of the 12 Brazilian stadiums hosting World Cup matches this summer had their grass football fields laid down by Portuguese grass producer Vasverde.

Led by grass management...

It is the clearest indictment of the government’s ongoing policies of austerity. Despite the “brutal tax increases” brought in under the current administration, fiscal receipts have dropped in...

Temperatures plummet after last weekend’s heatwave

Few will be complaining as temperatures drop this week after the 40ºC and higher registered in various areas of the country over last weekend.

Alcácer do Sal in the Alentejo was one of the...

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