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A sharp increase of the tobacco tax in Portugal can lead to the growth of illegal consumption

A study suggests that a sharp increase of the tobacco tax in Portugal can lead to the growth of illegal consumption.A recent European study...

The Portuguese tax burden dropped 0.2% in 2023

The Portuguese tax burden dropped 0.2 percentage points in 2023, when compared to the previous year.Despite the projections made by the former Government, in...

March was Earth’s 10th warmest consecutive month on record

March was Earth's 10th warmest consecutive month on record.Since June 2023, Earth has been breaking heat records every month. Last month (March 2024) was...

Portuguese nurses will go on strike

The Portuguese nurses publicly announced that they will be on strike for five days, in the end of April/beginning of May.Several union structures have...

The new Portuguese Prime Minister challenges the Socialist Party

Luís Montenegro challenged the Socialist Party (former majority Government) to say whether it would be the ‘democratic opposition’, or a ‘blockage to democracy’.The new...

New Portuguese Prime Minister took office this week

The new Portuguese Prime Minister took office this Tuesday, April 2. After presenting the proposal for the organics and the composition of his Government,...

PSD and PS will split the Presidency of the Assembly of the Republic

The two main political powers in Portugal, the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Socialist Party (PS), agreed to split the presidency of the...

Now, you can pay for your Lisbon transport pass on your phone

No more waiting in line at ticket machines, Lisbon residents! Carris, the public road transport company for passengers, has come to the rescue with...

Luis Montenegro is appointed Prime Minister of Portugal

Luís Montenegro, the head of the Democratic Alliance (AD), has been appointed Prime Minister of Portugal.Last week, on Wednesday night, the office of the...

Where have all the bus shelters gone in Lisbon?

Have you noticed something different about Lisbon's streets lately? If you've found yourself wondering, "Where have all the bus shelters gone?" you're not alone....

New contactless Portuguese citizen card coming in June

The new contactless citizen card will start being issued on June 10, 2024. The new European card will be safer than the previous one,...

Porto Santo is the best beach destination in Europe

Porto Santo Island, in Madeira, was considered the best beach destination in Europe by the World Travel Awards this year. The Portuguese island was...

There are less new companies and more insolvencies in Portugal

Last month, in Portugal, the number of insolvencies increased and the number of new companies being incorporated decreased. When compared to the same period...

Portugal elections: Center-right wins and far right party quadruples seats

In the closely contested parliamentary election in Portugal on March 10, the center-right Democratic Alliance, led by Luis Montenegro, claimed victory with 99% of...

VP of CDS and AD Candidate calls for a new abortion referendum

The vice president of the political party CDS and candidate for the Democratic Alliance (AD), Paulo Nuncio, stated that the only way to revert...

Portuguese factories decrease shoe sales by 10 million pairs in 2023

"Made in Portugal" shoe exports fell 8,2% in value during last year. Compared to the previous year, shoe sales decreased by 10 million pairs...

Microsoft is launching an AI innovation hub in Portugal

Microsoft announced that it will launch an AI hub called the AI Innovation Factory, in Portugal, in partnership with Accenture, Avanade, and Unicorn Factory...

Portugal with fifth fastest growing economy in the EU in 2023

According to the latest OECD report, the OECD countries’ GDP growth decreased to 1.6%, when compared to 2.9% in the previous year.Among the 27...

Lisbon City Hall approves requalification of palace into housing instead of tourist accomodation

According to CNN Portugal, the Lisbon City Hall finally approved the requalification of an old palace (Palacete Touzet) located in Alcântara, Lisbon.Dating back to...

50 radio stations boycott the Portuguese elections

Around 50 radio stations from all over the country joined to boycott the upcoming legislative elections, in protest against the dying out of the...

Portuguese hacker to be extradited to the United States asks President for help

The family of a Portuguese hacker, who is potentially facing years of incarceration in the United States, appealed to the Portuguese President of the...

Election Polls: Majority wants Democratic Alliance supported by other right-wing parties

According to the last political polls published by Católica University, the majority of the population sees a government formed by the Democratic Alliance party,...

Portuguese farmers block highways across the country in protest

Portuguese farmers are protesting and have been blocking several highways across the country. Similarly to what is happening in other European countries, Portuguese farmers...

Madeira’s Political Scandal: Mayor of Funchal arrested and President resigns

On January 26, 2024, the President of Madeira (a Portuguese autonomous region) presented his resignation to the Portuguese Republic. Similar to what happened with...

Portuguese culinary among the best in the world

Portuguese chefs, and Portugal, as a food destination, are among the best in the world. According to an article published by the creators of...

Ikea says it is not contributing to the political debate with marketing campaign

Ikea used the scandal of the Portuguese Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff for a marketing campaign.During Operation Influencer, which was covered here, the Portuguese...

Lisbon-Porto high speed train to have 10x more passengers than Lisbon-Madrid

The Portuguese Under-Secretary of State for Infrastructure said, last Monday, that the number of estimated passengers for the Lisbon-Porto high-speed train is 10 times...

Portuguese principals say they do not have enough resources for an inclusive education

More than 80% of Portuguese School Principals affirmed that they do not have enough resources for a truly inclusive education.According to a questionnaire that...

Government reduces water consumption cuts in the Algarve to 25%

The Portuguese Government has reduced water consumption cuts in the Algarve to 25%. Initially, according to the contingency plan that was defined because of...

Lisbon can activate contingency plan for the homeless due to cold

The city of Lisbon is monitoring the meteorological conditions in order to activate the contingency plan for the homeless, if required.According to the Mayor...
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