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Portuguese judges who queried reliability of Covid tests at risk of being disciplined

Two appeal court judges in Lisbon are at risk of being ‘disciplined’ for a 34-page ruling in which they justified their reasons for releasing four German tourists from confinement in the Azores (click here). The Superior Council of Magistrature (SCM) will be ‘appreciating’ this matter (in other words, deciding whether...

Algarve clinches World’s Leading Beach Destination at World Travel Awards

Algarve clinched the World's Leading Beach Destination at the World Travel Awards 2020, local media reported on Friday. "Receiving this double distinction is, this year,...

Portugal’s Medical Association calls for transparency around vaccine plan

Portugal's Medical Association called for transparency around the country’s COVID-19 vaccine plan on Saturday. “Vaccines are only effective if they are administered, so this whole...

More recoveries and less people in hospital: Portugal’s Saturday Covid numbers

Saturday’s Covid numbers show that there has been another ‘record’ number of recoveries in the last 24-hours, along with a reduction in the number...

€12 million in cash ‘discovered’ in parked van in Lisbon as police close in on massive drug trafficking ring

€12 million in cash was ‘discovered’ this week in a van parked in a Lisbon garage. The haul - the largest ever seized by Portuguese...

Portuguese to know how they will be spending Christmas by next week – President

Portugal’s president on Friday said the decision as to whether to extend the state of emergency would take place by Friday next week, assuring...
Richard Lamberth

London Calling

It’s a cover-up! Mary Wollstonecraft was born in Spitalfields, London on April 27, 1759. She was an English writer, philosopher and a very early advocate...
Portugal Resident

Electric scooters

Ask Afpop In this new monthly column, afpop, Portugal’s largest foreign residents’ association, aims to answer some of the most frequently-asked questions by members. Question: There’s...
Mark Quinn

It’s not easy to outpace markets – here’s how you can try

This year has had more shocks, twists and turns than most, with the Covid-19 pandemic, continuing Brexit uncertainty, US-China trade tensions and a US...
Clive Jackson

The December 2020 Night Sky

Welcome to the December night sky. This is the month of the winter solstice when the Sun is at its lowest point in the...