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Ryanair cancels Lisbon-Faro route

On the 1st April, Ryanair announced five new routes saying that it planned to become "Portugal's biggest airline", but within days it had axed one of them, the domestic link joining Lisbon with...

Socialists query €50 million ‘saving plan’ for rail and road network

Government plans to merge the country’s Refer rail network with Estradas de Portugal (EP) will save Portugal a cool €50 million - but will they work? This is the question being asked by Socialists...

Prisoners build new wing to overcrowded jail

It’s a pro-active solution for a workforce languishing behind bars - and it’s a way of extending space in a system suffering from serious overcrowding. Inmates at Lisbon’s Caxias jail have just...

No stranger to controversy, food bank boss Isabel Jonet has managed yet again to inflame opinions across the board by declaring that social networks are ‘the enemies’ of the unemployed.

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Portugal wants to speed up negotiations with Brussels in order to begin receiving European community funds before 2015 and start boosting its economy as soon as possible.

May’s European...

Domestic violence killed 37 women in 2013

Despite recent official data revealing that crime generally is “showing a downward tendency”, domestic violence is most certainly not – it is now...

Set on becoming “Portugal’s biggest airline”, Ryanair officially opened its Lisbon base at Portela Airport on April 1, announcing five new routes to add to the six already available.

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Angolan millionaire offers €44 million for Miró paintings

An Angolan millionaire wants to pay €44 million for the Portuguese State’s valuable collection of 85 Miró paintings, which are planned to go under the hammer in London in June.

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The new statistics have also shown that a total of 1,521 Portuguese were being held in foreign jails last year. The figure is reported to be 973 less than in 2012.

According to the report...

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