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Portugal speaking better English, says study

Portugal is the most proficient country in Western Europe at speaking and writing English. The glowing report came from a recent study by international education company Education First (EF) which...

Almost 660,000 Portuguese families defaulting on mortgage payments

Reporting statistics that hide endless social tragedy, Lusa news agency reveals that 658,900 Portuguese families were defaulting on mortgage payments at the end of September this year.

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The forward-thinking idea of regional development minister Miguel Poiares Maduro to create a new form of Citizens’ Shop in CTT post offices is causing unease in certain government circles.

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A 60-year-old man with time on his hands made almost 7,000 calls from July to December to the national emergency hotline 112 - and now he’s in the dock, charged with the crime of abuse and “...

Civil protection services will be receiving extra funds for 2014 - some of which will be channelled into national fire departments. The news comes from Minister for Internal Administration, Miguel...

A third bridge crossing the Tagus River in Lisbon would be “impossible” at this stage, said the Secretary of State for Infrastructures, Transport and Communications.
Speaking at a council...

Great news for Portuguese exports. September is always a good month, but this year surpassed 2012's total by 0.8%, while exports generally are up 4% on the same period last year.

During the...

National road authority Estradas de Portugal (EP) may only generate enough money to pay for 57% of its costs between 2013 and 2020.

EP president António Ramalho said the company’s current...

As TV news stations still question the likelihood of Portugal needing a second bailout, ratings agency Moody’s has raised hopes on financial markets by reviewing the country’s chances from “...

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