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Hundreds protest in Lisbon against mandatory masks

Hundreds of people in Portugal’s capital Lisbon took to the streets on Saturday to protest against measures introduced by the government to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, Lusa news agency reported. Protestors were heard shouting "freedom" and "truth" and carried banners saying "Down with the dictatorship," "Masks create distrust," and...

Portugal’s high-speed rail project back on track

The 20-year saga of Portugal’s high-speed rail connection to Madrid, Porto and Vigo is back on track after being shelved through lack of funds. On...

Portugal reports record high COVID-19 infections

Portugal registered 21 deaths and 3,669 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures by Portugal’s Directorate-General of...

Portugal registers 11,000 domestic violence cases

Over 11,000 cases of domestic violence were registered by Portugal’s PSP police force, Lusa news agency reported on Saturday. From January 1 to September 30,...

Portuguese parliament says no to referendum on euthanasia

At a point when the country is trying to ‘save lives’, it would have been bizarre to see a bill go through parliament allowing...

A22 toll prices to drop in 2021 … but only for regular users

The Council of Ministers has approved new discounts of up to 25% on the country’s ‘ex-SCUT’ highways, including the Algarve’s A22 motorway (also known...
Larry Hampton

We can whine about Covid … or we can wine and dine

Every autumn our group of wine-loving friends organises a four- to five-day trip. The objective is pure hedonism – we stay in wonderful hotels,...
Manuela Robinson

Financial Emigration for South Africans

What is financial emigration Financial emigration is a decision that needs to be made when one has decided to permanently move residency, and no longer...
Guilherme Marques

Champion’s parade

DS Techeetah and António Félix da Costa put on a show around Lisbon’s streets last Saturday, celebrating their first world title together. This week we...
Portugal Resident

US elections and the stock market

With elections looming in the United States, this year was always going to be an interesting stock market year. The global corona crisis was...