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Former BES boss told he really must pay €3.7 million fine

Months away now from being formally charged over the catastrophic collapse of BES bank, former banking ‘boss-of-all-this’ Ricardo Salgado has learnt that he must indeed pay the €3.7 million fine imposed by the Bank of Portugal in 2016, and contested ever since. Constitutional Court judges have refused the last complaint...

Virus: situation around Lisbon “very complex”

With the country basking in high temperatures, and the south pretty static with regards to new cases of Covid-19, the same cannot be said...

Algarve Resident launches GoFundMe campaign to support “Portugal’s Fire Heroes”

The Algarve Resident has this week launched a GoFundMe campaign in aid of the Liga dos Bombeiros Portugueses (Portuguese Firefighters League). Entitled ‘Portugal’s Fire...

Man drowns, another missing at Portimão’s Prainha beach

A 65-year-old man has drowned, and a 25-year-old man is missing and believed to have been swept out to sea at Portimão’s Prainha beach...

What can we do? Where can we go? Portugal eases back to normal “but people are confused”

In response to a number of queries sent into our offices over the last couple of weeks, the Resident has set out to try...

“Crisis in the EU”: Eurogroup boss “believes in relatively rapid recovery”

President of the Eurogroup Mário Centeno - still Portugal’s finance minister, though apparently destined to take over at the Bank of Portugal very soon...
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: What do...
Guilherme Marques

Top-3 Greatest Hot Hatches in the World

This week is all about hot hatches. Ordinary cars made extraordinary through some engineering tweaks and a big dose of automotive passion. Let’s begin at...
Anthony Slingsby

Mayfly, barometer of my moods today

Several weeks ago, we looked at Stephen Spender’s poem which was impossible to read without “the lump in the throat” as it connected to...
Portugal Resident

Landlords holding keys

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: We...