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Ryanair declares war on TAP by opening Lisbon base

Ryanair announced on Thursday, January 23, that it would be opening a new base in Lisbon that would “allow Portuguese consumers and visitors to escape TAP’s high fares” - while providing the added...

Beja bakers suffer barbaric beating

A Beja baker lies seriously injured in hospital in Lisbon after a barbaric beating in her own bakery.

Margarida Carocinho, 54, was finishing her work for the evening when three masked men...

Meco wave tragedy

As grieving parents agonise over the final hours of the Meco six, more and more reports coming through suggest the tragedy could well have been a university prank that went horribly wrong.

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EU puts Portugal in dock over tax

The European Commission has decided to take Portugal to the EU Court of Justice for discriminating against taxpayers who cease to be tax resident here.

The Commission says it considers...

Higher tax revenue the key to deficit success

Higher tax revenue than planned seems to be the key behind Portugal’s success in meeting last year’s budget deficit goal - and actually superseding expectations by an impressive €1.75 billion....

New legal moves in Madeleine saga

Following the latest hue and cry about Scotland Yard detectives being ‘on the ground in the Algarve’ once again, news comes that Portugal has finally received the International Letter of Request...

In yet another sign that Portugal is turning the corner on its debt crisis, Reuters news agency reports today that Portugal has met its 2013 budget deficit goal.

In a statement, the finance...

Baby Daniel: father indignant over police “suspicions”

The baffling case of little Daniel Abreu, who went missing for three days in Madeira, has taken new twists today (January 23) as the 18-month-old baby remains in hospital, and PJ police are...

Picture perfect Portuguese nurses give British SRNs the hump

When a UK hospital issued a press release praising its new intake of Portuguese nurses, it had no idea how the story would develop. News services up and down the country got creative and made out...

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