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Minimum wage to go up to €635 a month – but still lowest in western Europe

The announcement yesterday that Portugal’s minimum wage will be increasing from €600 to €635 euros a month has delighted no-one. The reality is that it is still the lowest minimum wage in western Europe - an amount that leaves its recipients practically on the breadline. Trade union UGT has grudgingly conceded...

Cat ‘horror’ in Sintra: scores of cats left to starve in cages

A scene of true horror met GNR police and animal rescue workers in Sintra this week. A woman with ‘Noah Syndrome’ - a compulsion to...

Rain, high winds and huge waves put Portugal on weather alert

Today’s heavy rain and high winds have led Portugal’s Civil Protection Authority (APC) to send out a warning, urging people to be extra careful,...

Communities throughout country come together to say “NO!”

The Socialist government knew the next four years were going to be tough – but they may have misjudged just how tough. This week...

Basketball federation denies discrimination against Pakistani girl prevented from playing in Tavira

Fatima Habib, a 13-year-old Pakistani girl described as the “star player” of Clube Basquetebol de Tavira’s under-16 team, was prevented from playing on Sunday...

MPs demand explanations as controversy escalates over plans for lithium mining throughout country

MPs are demanding explanations as controversy rages over the government’s perceived determination to grant mining licences for lithium ‘come what may’. Paramount among concerns is...
Lynne Booker

Percurso Lusitano

One of the most exciting exhibitions of sculpture took place in Portugal in the year 2019. It was called The Lusitanian Route, and the...
AFPOP

Receiving parcels from abroad

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: Will...
Isobel Costa

Algarvean chimneys and platibandas

Following on from my article last month on the beautiful azulejo tile façades that are part of Portugal’s architecture, I have been learning about...
Rev. Reid Hamilton

Spiritual but not religious

Our monthly feature seeks to offer open-minded, clarifying, and meaningful responses to readers’ questions about spirituality. Send your questions to The Resident. Q: Is there...