Pedrógão Grande fires considered a natural catastrophe

With wildfires raging in the centre of the country, the government has announced that June’s killer fires at Pedrógão Grande were “a natural catastrophe”, qualifiying the country for EU support of €10 million.

The announcement, made in State newspaper, Diário da República, means funds are now available for people seeking to rebuild.

Requests for help need to be submitted to the online Portugal 2020 programme by August 8.