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Portuguese specialist in favour of vaccinating children against Covid-19 “has contract with Pfizer”

A second Portuguese medical expert in favour of vaccinating children against Covid-19 has been found to be on the Pfizer payroll. Sábado writes that pediatrician and associate professor in infectious diseases Luís Varandas “receives €2,000 per month as a consultant for the company”. A month after Expresso reported that ‘Covid-19 expert’...

Swiss tipped to join Sines €1.8 billion green hydrogen project

Axpo Group, Switzerland’s largest producer and distributor of electricity from renewable sources, has its eyes “fixed on the Iberian Peninsula and is already pushing...

Reopening of nightclubs good news but ‘too late’ for Algarve, says association boss

The reopening of nightclubs on October 1, the day Portugal will lift most of its pandemic restrictions, has been described as “good news” albeit...

PS victorious in Algarve as Socialists win 12 out of 16 boroughs

The Socialist Party (PS) has strengthened its hold on the Algarve, winning Sunday’s local elections in 12 out of 16 boroughs. The Socialists received...

Stampede for flu vaccines: pharmacies compile waiting lists

With flu vaccines only ‘free’ to a limited number of people, there is a veritable stampede of people ‘booking their shots’ at pharmacies to...

Intense night of vote-counting sees PS ‘win’ overall but suffer humiliating defeat in Lisbon

2021’s municipal elections in Portugal will go down as the moment PS Socialists ‘won’ without being able to ‘shout from the rooftops’. As leader writers...
Jay Costa Owen

Why Brits drive on the wrong side of the road

I was on a shuttle going from Gatwick airport to a hotel in Crawley when I looked out the window and saw an empty...
Larry Hampton

There really can be life after Covid – the world awaits

There was a point in time, not too long ago, when a leisurely car trip from England to Portugal seemed impossible. Lockdowns, quarantines, PCR...
Dan Henderson

The financial considerations of moving to and living in Portugal

There are so many benefits to living in the Algarve – the lifestyle, the people, the food, the weather, the stunning coast and countryside,...
Portugal Resident

Need to undergo a colonoscopy?

Colorectal cancer is the second cause of cancer-related death in Portugal. It is due to the uncontrolled production of cells in the inner lining...

Is this the end of an era for the Golden Visa?

Sponsored content The Golden Visa has been a magnet for internationals looking to move to Portugal for almost a decade. But, after facing roadblocks from politicians, law enforcement and natives, the government’s arm has been twisted into alterations to its programme. In this article, we’re running through what the Golden...

The support measures for companies affected by Covid-19 need readjustments

A German entrepreneur living in the Algarve for 24 years has criticised the Portuguese government’s support measures for small and medium-sized companies affected by Covid-19. He stresses that economic strategies that worked in the past will not work today in the aftermath of a pandemic, and that the Portuguese...

‘Sun, Sea and Selling Houses’ picks the Algarve to film 10 episodes!

Do you want to appear on a UK TV Property Show? A brand-new series of ‘Sun, Sea and Selling Houses’ is coming soon on...

Visiting, staying and living in the Algarve

Sponsored content Best options for Brits post-Brexit 2021 From tourist visa, D7 Visa or Golden Visa, what’s the best solution for you? Here is an...

International Business Drink in Vilamoura

The British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, in association with the Dutch-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and the French-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is organising an...

Happy Birthday, Amigos de Música! 30 years of great music!

The Amigos de Música celebrated their 30th birthday this September in style, with a gala dinner and musical evening in the marquee of its...

Royal Horticultural Society Awards come to the Algarve

The Algarve has recently featured in the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Awards associated with the Chelsea Flower Show seasonal events. The Royal Horticultural Society...

Workshop for newcomers in Portugal

A free online workshop providing tips for “a smooth start and joyful life in Portugal” will be held on Tuesday, September 28 at 7pm. Life...

New orchestra prepares for October debut

An exciting weekend of music will add some sparkle to the autumn as the Teatro das Figuras in Faro and the Palácio de Congressos...

It’s cataplana season in Castro Marim!

Castro Marim is hosting another ‘Festa da Cataplana’, an annual event that pays tribute to the Algarve’s traditional ‘cataplana’ stew. Fourteen restaurants are taking part,...

Citroën Ami – repeat after me: this is not a car

I have already tried the new Citroën Ami, a car that is not a car but that may well replace a lot of cars...

Portugal chefs among Top 100 of The Best Chef Awards

Henrique Sá Pessoa, José Avillez and Hans Neuner are some of Portugal’s Michelin-star chefs who made it onto the Top 100 of The Best...

The tapestry factory in Tavira

The Marquês de Pombal and Industrial Development The aftermath of the Great Earthquake of 1755 left much of Portugal and especially the Algarve in ruins....

Back to school

It is that time of the year again! After two unprecedented years with our children restricted by the worldwide pandemic, one would definitely expect...

Re: article ‘Portugal’s flag’ by Isobel Costa (August 19 edition)

That was a nice read. But I’m afraid the Danish flag is not the oldest, but the Skåne/Scania. Skåne used to belong to Denmark...