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Europe calls for “more human rights training” for Portuguese police

The Council of Europe has called for more human rights training for Portuguese police. In a wide-ranging list of proposals for the country’s next census (in 2021), the Council has stressed that it is time to upgrade the perception of Portugal’s ethnic make-up. Says TSF radio, the council found that Portuguese...

Golden visas to be scrapped for Lisbon and Porto

After all the criticism, the government has conceded change in Portugal's golden visa regime. It will no longer be available for people buying property...

CDS has new leader vowing to shake things up

The centre-right CDS, which fell dramatically from grace after its pact with the PSD ended in election defeat back in 2015, has just elected...

Coronavirus confusion: Lisbon airport “not controlling arrivals from China” or displaying any information

Lisbon Airport is reported to be blanking the risks of coronavirus entering the capital by failing to control arrivals from China - or from...

Controversial judge changes his own name…

Controversial judge Neto de Moura - accused of ‘minimising’ a case of domestic violence because the female victim had been unfaithful (click here) -...

Judges cited in corruption investigation go on attack

Judges Rui Rangel and his estranged wife Fátima Galante are reported to be appealing the decision of the Superior Council of Magistrates, which banned...
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Sculptur Sören Ernst: finding the shape of things

Formed over millennia, pushed from the bowels of the earth, granite’s “very hard to work, slightly radioactive, poisonous”. Yet, with his father’s coal chisel...
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Good as new

After celebrating its reopening last summer, the São Lourenço Cultural Centre already has so much in store On July 29 of last year, the São...
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Are you moving to Portugal this year? Seven tax-saving considerations

If 2020 is the year you are planning to move to Portugal, you have made a great choice. In the InterNations ‘Expat Destinations 2019’...
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Vehicle tax rebates

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: I’ve...