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After the initial report on the communications shambles of last summer’s forest fires where eight firemen lost their lives, government minister Miguel Macedo has revealed that a second part,...

Douro wine producer Eurico Figueiredo is furious after his wine label "Que se Lixa a Troika" (roughly translated to "Screw Troika") has been refused for release by the Douro and Port Wine...

Just one week after the tragic incident on Meco beach when six students were swept away from the beach to their deaths, the rough seas have taken another six lives. A 7-metre sport fishing boat,...

GNR boost Christmas traffic patrols

From December 21 onwards, the GNR will be out in force on the nation’s roads watching for any traffic violations.

Talking to Correio da Manhã newspaper today, Captain Marco Cruz said 1,476...

A new drink-drive law comes into effect on January 1 effectively slashing the current limits on alcohol intake.

Whereas now all drivers in Portugal are allowed a level of 0.5 g/l of alcohol...

Smooth Irish bailout exit bodes well for Portugal?

In a week when Ireland made history for being the first European country to exit a bailout programme, Europe’s focus has turned to Portugal. The big question is: can this country hope for the same...

Passos Coelho hints pension cuts still possible

Refusing to be drawn into any instant decisions, Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho announced today (December 20) that his coalition government must “still study solutions” to the veto to across-...

It was a complete fiasco by any standards. The controversial government test designed to assess teachers’ knowledge - and make them pay for it - collapsed in ignominious scenes yesterday (December...

It’s a new twist in the Viana do Castelo shipyard controversy, and comes the day after hundreds of banner-waving workers marched on the official residence of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho at...

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