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PM revokes dispatch announcing new airport plans for Lisbon – and sacks minister

Montijo option runs into hostility and suspicion from word go Breaking news this morning is that prime minister António Costa has ordered the revocation of the government dispatch, published yesterday - with absolutely no warning to opposition parties - outlining a short-term ‘two airport’ solution to relieve congestion at Lisbon’s...

Defence minister warns of Russia’s growing influence in Africa

"This should be one of NATO's concerns" Portugal's minister of defence, Helena Carreiras, has warned of "growing Russian influence" in some African countries, saying this...

Back to the sea! UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon brings focus back to Nature

… and the urgent need to preserve it Lisbon opened its doors to the 2nd United Nations Ocean Conference this week at a time when...

Strategic airport rethink: government opts for Montijo and Alcochete

Montijo to be ‘complement’ with Alcochete taking over from current Lisbon airport A flurry of ‘all change’ today is being announced regarding Lisbon’s saturated Humberto...

“It’s all my fault”, says health minister under fire

“But I will leave the health service better off for whoever takes my place…” Health minister Marta Temido has managed today to apologise for the...

Gender equality in Portugal will only arrive “when an incompetent woman reaches a high rank”

President Marcelo continues to push the boundaries After telling young people “don’t rely on your leaders” last Friday, President Marcelo has continued in the same...

BPCC holds summer party on the beach

Cocktails and Asian-inspired menu delight members Vila Vita Parc’s Praia Dourada restaurant with its newly-refurbished beach lounge, on the fishermen’s beach in Armação de Pêra, was the venue for the British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce's 2022 Summer Party. Chamber members from all across the Algarve, along with other invited members of the...

Portugal has five of the best Masters in Finance degrees in the world

Portugal offers five of the best Masters in Finance post-graduate degree courses in the world according to the Financial Times. And the Nova SBE business school near Lisbon has the best classification of all the Masters in Finance courses in Portugal, joining the Financial Time’s “elite group”. All of the five...

Fladgate Partnership sells Infante Sagres

The Fladgate Partnership has sold the iconic Porto boutique hotel Infante Sagres to a group of investors. The hotel was sold to a group of Asian investors, Gaw Capital, according to the online news site ECO. The oldest hotel in Portugal’s second city, the five-star Infante Sagres had been bought previously...

The Wyndham Grand Algarve – Embrace the extraordinary 

The Wyndham Grand Algarve is Iberia’s first destination for the world’s largest hotel franchising company With around 9,300 units in 90 countries and a total...

Development bank director resigns

The Head of Compliance at Portugal’s development bank Banco Português de Fomento, João Martins, put in a formal notice of resignation at the start...

Winery weddings are truly unique – 10 reasons why

Ever since the Antique period, late Middle-Ages and early Renaissance, wine has a cornerstone of celebrations. . It is no wonder that the existence of...

New yoga studio opening in Vilamoura

This has been my vision since the lockdown when I was sitting in my apartment in Dubai contemplating a move back to Europe and...

Portimão retail park project up for scrutiny

Project to fill “urban gap” available to the public A project to build a new retail park in Portimão is up for public consultation...

Portugal’s non-habitual residence (NHR) regime – 10 years of tax benefits

You may consider moving to the Algarve for a healthier, more relaxed lifestyle. But Portugal also offers much wider appeal as new residents have the opportunity to enjoy a decade...

Development bank director resigns

The Head of Compliance at Portugal’s development bank Banco Português de Fomento, João Martins, put in a formal notice of resignation at the start...

Changes in the employment regime in 2022

On May 25, the government closed the discussion on the so-called "decent work agenda". The diploma will be approved in June by the Council of...

Should we be concerned about inflation in Portugal?

Inflation has been climbing for months now, but we don’t need to read news reports to know the cost of living is going up....

Monchique: six-bedroom mountain retreat

This property is an inspired conversion of a traditional mountain quinta designed by an award-winning architect. A hidden gem that overlooks its own valley with a mountain stream and extensive woodland with eucalyptus, oak and fruit trees. Whilst totally secluded, the property is just a five-minute drive from Monchique town...

What guests want from Summer 2022 in the Algarve

What do guests really want from a holiday? It’s an age-old question within the travel industry - one where the answer is never the same! Travel trends mean there is always something new to try, while different destinations offer tourists different things. The SandyBlue team knows exactly what guests want and...

Four-bedroom villa close to beach in Albufeira

This magnificent four-bedroom villa is located just 380m from the beach, West of Albufeira. The property is in a prime sought-after position neighbouring a new...

Sustainability can be the key to securing a sale

The importance of environmental issues when trying to sell a property starts with the very simple matter of obtaining an energy certificate. Whilst many estate...

Stylish villa for sale in Algoz

This three-bedroom villa with a private pool is for sale within a tranquil location. Comprising of three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an elegant living/dining room...

Perfect pillows: accessorise your space

Think of cushions as your room’s jewellery, adding colour and style. Find the right cushions. Throws and cushions are the ultimate accessory for a space....
Portugal Resident

A haven of peace in Azores

Under the eye of the volcano Adega do Fogo is a haven of peace in the heart of nature, in an enchanting place where land,...
Richard Lamberth

London Calling – Prince William, summer festivals and exotic animals

The People's Prince After all the excitement of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, it might have been an excuse for some time off for the Royals...
Jay Costa Owen

The Barcelos Cockerel

Some people like reading about world events, some people like reading scientific papers and some people like reading travel articles. However, if you like reading...
Guilherme Marques

Ford Puma ST – Wild Cat

If you must have an SUV, then this is one of the best around at any price point. The fact it won’t break the...

FOOD & wine

Winemaker attends Algarve Wine Society dinner

A midsummer night’s delight The Reynolds family has been involved in wine production since 1850 when Robert Reynolds came to the Alentejo to start a...

Learn how to taste wine

Referred to as the drink of the Gods, who can resist a glass of wine with a deliciously prepared meal? But if one is an...

Organisers hail “best ever” Lagoa Wine Show

Event attracts thousands of wine lovers The 2022 edition of the Lagoa Wine Show has been hailed by organisers as the “best ever”, having attracted...

New NANA on the Beach opens at Armação Beach Club

“The restaurant where you can savour the Mediterranean side of life” Vila Vita Parc presents the new NANA on the Beach restaurant, at the Armação...

A funky claypot white from the Alentejo

This recent arrival at Apolónia (€22.95) is certainly funky and I will go as far as to say challenging. The wine is made by Gerações...

Golden Visa misery

Dear Editor, I really appreciated seeing the article, “Golden Visa Misery" (June 9 edition) in the Portugal Resident. I’m one of those lost in limbo for...

Extreme weather becoming the norm

COMMENT Summer has arrived with a vengeance. On top of the drought during our normally wet winter, Portugal has been unusually hot, and both the...

Top tips for water and beach safety

With some great weather recently and more to come, there will be more people heading off to the beaches. Portugal has an abundance of lovely...

The May 2022 Night Sky

Welcome to the May night sky. This month, all the bright planets are only visible in the pre-dawn sky. These planets are Venus, Mars, Jupiter,...

112 – The European Emergency Call Number

Recently I was privileged to visit one of the four 112 Emergency call centres in Portugal. The one I visited was in Lisbon serving...