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Prosecutors causing ‘political discomfort’ in Portugal lose chances of promotion

The “war at the Portuguese Public Ministry” has entered new territory with 33 public prosecutors who have caused ‘discomfort’ to political power reportedly being overlooked for promotion. Says tabloid Correio da Manhã, 10 of the 33 are considering legal action. At issue (this time) is a promotions panel that “undervalued certain...

Only three Portuguese boroughs left in “extreme risk” category as virus numbers plummet further

Today’s Covid bulletin has reported the lowest numbers since late last summer, with just 34 deaths in the last 24-hours attributed to Covid-19 infection,...

Seven psychiatric patients in Coimbra test positive for Covid-19 after being vaccinated

Yet another case of residents in Portuguese institutions testing positive for Covid-19 after having received a vaccine has appeared in the last week -...

Portuguese government to announce new support measures for struggling businesses

Portugal’s ‘Apoiar’ programme, aimed at businesses affected by the pandemic, is to be “reinforced and extended to new situations”. In an interview this weekend with...

Portuguese ambassador to UK strikes out for summer in which “we will once again be able to welcome British visitors”

Portuguese ambassador to the UK Manuel Lobo Antunes has made a valiant bid to ‘save Portugal’s summer’ in terms of British visitors. Writing in the...

Portugal ‘on track for mid-March reopening’?

Despite everything said by President Marcelo only a few days ago (click here), Portugal seems to be easing into longed-for ‘deconfinement’ two weeks ahead...
Len Port

Corruption: New Luanda Leaks revelations

More information has emerged about the business activities of Isabel dos Santos, this time claiming that despite her corrupt reputation she was able to...
Dr Maria Alice

The “in between time”

We are living in a strange time, the “in between time”. This is the real “twilight zone”. This is the time after the “past...
Adrian Hook

Portuguese taxes in 2021: What you need to know

The latest Portuguese Budget has kept tax rates and rules the same for 2021. If you are already familiar with Portuguese taxes, this makes...
Jay Costa Owen

What I’ve learnt after 30 days of isolation

Yep, we are in lockdown again. At first, I thought it would be great. I was finally going to spend all my time writing, reading...

The genius of the seahorse

Sponsored Content Privalgo’s creative team have recently been wondering about what parts of the natural world the business is analogous to. After some wondering and a bit of research, we decided it was the seahorse. Truly fascinating creatures, seahorses are adapted to their environment in ways not seen in the rest...

CBRE predicts €3 billion investment in Portuguese property in 2021

Property investment in Portugal is expected to reach €3 billion in 2021, according to international property consultants CBRE. The forecast was made during the digital event ‘The Next Normal: Reset to Change’ held on Thursday, February 11. The two-hour long event was seen by around 1,100 people and featured 15...

5 things to consider when exchanging money into euros

Sponsored Content As thrilling as international relocation is, it can come with its irritating quirks. If you’re buying property, for example, you have to get...

Come to Portugal – Pay less tax, live in the sun, but plan!

Portugal is a bright and sunny place to live but, even so, the prospective relocator needs to do their homework before making the move...

Dual citizenship in Portugal

Those who are contemplating taking on Portuguese citizenship often wish to retain their nationality of origin. Fortunately, Portugal recognises and permits dual nationality. There...

Out of this ghastly pandemic comes some good!

When All Saints Anglican Church went into Lockdown along with the rest of the Algarve in the Spring of 2020, they had no idea...

Best smiling dog competition

There is so much doom and gloom around at the moment that StreetLife animal welfare organisation in the East Algarve decided it was time...

Expat Centre Portugal launches webinars about moving to Portugal

Expat Centre Portugal has announced a series of webinars entitled “Expat Centre Portugal Community Time” taking placing most Wednesdays until April. The focus will...

London cognitive hypnotherapist Lee Harrold moves to Algarve

Lee Harrold, a certified cognitive hypnotherapist from London, decided to start calling Lagos “home” last year. The 33-year-old was looking for a lifestyle change...

Naturally different

An unexpected encounter with some interesting organic wines. The owner of this very small organic winery near Caldas da Rainha, in the Lisbon wine region,...

Citroën C4 – Modern Saloon

Driving the same car with two distinct powertrains on the same day should be quite enlightening. Enter the new Citroën C4. Well, it didn’t take...

Taking takeaway to different heights

A first-hand review by Patrick Stuart of Vila Vita Parc’s Home & Away service. During the last lockdown which is almost a year ago now...

Roadworks; the way ahead

The man aboard the roller wore a mask; I found that very odd and stared a while. I briefly saw his eyes, they squinted, as crushed...

Absurd measures

Dear Editor, We don’t have to be ‘anti-vaccers’ or ‘Covid deniers’ to question the measures taken. I witnessed two kids being fined by the GNR for...

Lagos development outrage

Dear Editor, I was fortunate enough to live in Albardeira (Lagos) for three years. I left in 2019, sadly. The area currently being proposed for...

Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Science

On July 30, 2020, an Atlas rocket from the United Launch Alliance lifted off from Cape Canaveral on its seven-month journey to Mars. Its...

Vitamin D deficiency, a ticking bomb?

Dear Editor, In the 18th and 19th centuries, the world was plagued by a pandemic - rickets, a disease that, among other things, led to...