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Oil and gas concessions yield 'derisory amounts' for the taxpayer

26 May 2017 | 0 comments

A study by the respected economist, Ricardo Paes Mamede, shows that the current oil and gas exploration concession so far have yielded "derisory amounts' for the taxpayer and have little chance of producing...

Coca-Cola to feature Albufeira in international campaign

26 May 2017 | 0 comments

Coca-Cola is to feature Albufeira on its products in an international campaign throughout the summer season. The Algarve resort is but one of 30 international cities to have their names printed on bottles...

O'Leary on Brexit air chaos - "we'll have to go on vacation in Scotland"

26 May 2017 | 0 comments

Ryanair’s chief executive, Michael O'Leary, was in combative form again while predicting that Brexit will have "a chaotic effect on British aviation," warning British tourists about the possibility of...

AL association slams government plan to allow 'neighbours to decide' on tou...

26 May 2017 | 0 comments

The Local Accommodation Association of Portugal (ALEP) has slammed the new draft law, that empowers neighbours decide whether someone’s flat can be rented out to tourists. ALEP says the proposal is "unconstitutional,...

Portugal's Income Tax Surcharge to be abolished in January 2018

26 May 2017 | 0 comments

Portugal's Finance Minister, Mário Centeno, said as from January next year, the income tax surcharge will be abolished. In an interview on RTP3, the minister, recently dubbed the Ronaldo of Finance, stated,...

Portugal's choice between tourism and oil

26 May 2017 | 0 comments

Portugal’s reputation as an oil producer has, so far, been limited to the tasty green stuff you pour over salads and sardines. That could be about to change, writes Paul Ames for politico.eu The country...

Singapore's BOC Aviation orders six Airbus jets worth $1.05 bn

26 May 2017 | 0 comments

Singapore-based aircraft leasing firm BOC Aviation said Friday it has ordered six new Airbus planes worth around $1.05 billion.The order comprises four planes from the A320 NEO family and two Airbus A330-900...

GNR inspection finds 33% of dog owners fail their pets

25 May 2017 | 0 comments

A round-up of dogs in the Setúbal area showed a third did not have the correct documentation or records. Of the 43 dogs that were checked, 14 lacked one or more legal requirements including a valid dog...

Algarve animals unduly suffer on their final journey to slaughter

25 May 2017 | 0 comments

The Left Bloc has demanded that the Government arranges for the construction of a slaughterhouse in the Algarve with state of the art technical, hygienic and safety conditions. The last facility in the...

Algarve welcomes Russian visitors

25 May 2017 | 0 comments

What better way to influence Russian and US travel journalists than to invite them on an all expenses paid trip to the Algarve. This week, funded by the Tourism Association of Algarve in partnership with...

Murdered Aljezur schoolgirl - stepfather now charged

25 May 2017 | 0 comments

The prosecutor's office said today that it has charged a 36-year-old Romanian with attempted rape, sexual coercion, qualified homicide, kidnapping and desecration of a corpse.The murder took place in Aljezur...

'The big green bang starts now!' - Açorean island nears 100% renewable ener...

25 May 2017 | 0 comments

The Açorean island of Graciosa has cut €2 million a year from its diesel fuel bill after a Danish renewable energy company and its partners financed and set up a wind farm and a solar energy park that...

Finance Minister says Novo Banco sale 'will go ahead,' despite legal action...

25 May 2017 | 0 comments

Portugal's finance minister is confident that the planned sale of Novo Banco to the US vulture fund, Lone Star, is on track and will go ahead as planned. The sale of Novo Banco remains under threat from...

Investment survey - Portugal is the place to be

25 May 2017 | 0 comments

Portugal is the place to be, according to another survey, this one being the 'EY Survey of Attractiveness of Portugal 2017.' This optimism is shown by 62% of foreign investors who think Portugal has a...

Angolan students in Portugal run out of cash

24 May 2017 | 0 comments

Angolan students are being forced to ditch their studies in Portugal, according to the president of the Association of Angolan Students, due to "delay in money transfers from Angola to here." Many Angolan...



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