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Record Increase of the Minimum Wage in 2024

The Portuguese minimum wage is set to increase again in 2024. The 7.895% surge will be the largest yearly increase ever registered.According to the...

Portuguese Police Apologize to Madeleine McCann’s parents

Sixteen years after the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Praia da Luz, the Portuguese Judiciary Police flew to London to apologize to her parents...

TAP profits 180.5 million euros in three months

The Portuguese airline TAP showed profits of 180,5 million euros between July and September.According to an official statement, the company profited 230 million euros...

Portuguese dog, oldest in the world, dies aged 31

Guinness World Record holder Bobi, a medium/large-sized Portuguese dog, died last Saturday, at 31 years and 165 days according to the Government’s pet database.Earlier...

Four Portuguese Villages Win Best Tourist Village 2023

The World Tourism Organization recently honored several Portuguese destinations, recognizing their excellence in the “Best Tourist Village 2023” and “Best Global Tourist Destination” categories....

IMF warns that house prices in Portugal are overvalued

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns that house prices, in Portugal, are overvalued by 20%.Even though prices dropped slightly, the IMF warns that houses...

Portuguese bank sold to fintech app Rauva

Portuguese bank Banco Empresas Montepio has been sold to the Portuguese fintech super-app Rauva.According to the information disclosed by both parties, Montepio Bank agreed...

112,000 Israelis applied for Portuguese nationality since 2015

More than 112 thousand Israelis applied for Portuguese nationality under the Sephardic law in the last eight years.The Sephardic law, which was approved in...

“Portugal is an amazing country for foreigners and wealthy people”, says Salvador Sobral

According to the winner of the EuroVision contest in 2017, "Portugal is not for the Portuguese". In his words: “Portugal is a phenomenal country,...

CJEU: Portuguese income tax for interest on bonds and securities received abroad violates the free movement of capital

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has stated that the Portuguese Personal Income Tax (IRS) for interest on bonds and securities...

Diabetes medication Ozempic is sold out in Portugal due to being used for cosmetic purposes

The diabetes medication Ozempic is sold out in many pharmacies throughout Portugal because it is being used for cosmetic weight loss purposes, along with...

Portugal’s Non-Habitual Resident Tax Regime To End in 2024

The Portuguese Prime Minister announced that the Non-Habitual Resident Tax Regime (NHR) will end in 2024 as it no longer makes sense. In an interview...

Portugal Officially Ending Golden Visa by Real Estate Investment on October 7, 2023

The law ending Golden Visas through real estate purchase will come into effect on Saturday, October 7, effectively ending the measure introduced in 2012....

Warm temperatures and no rain in October

During the first half of October, Portugal will have temperatures way above what was initially expected. This weekend, temperatures are expected to reach 37...

Portugal and California strengthen ties through surfing and conservation

The Portuguese Consulate in San Francisco is working to strengthen the relationship between Portugal and California through surfing and conservation.Consul Pedro Pinto is trying...

Over 400 prisoners released due to Pope amnesty

The Portuguese law that brought the Papal Amnesty into effect already liberated more than 400 prisoners since the beginning of the month.The law, which...

Portugal’s mortgage interest rates surge to highest level since March 2009

The interest rates on mortgages have reached their highest point since March 2009.This week, the National Statistics Institute (INE) revealed that the implicit interest...

BE wants to ban non-residents from buying property in Portugal

Bloco de Esquerda (Left Bloc), one of the Portuguese left-wing political parties, has proposed a series of measures aimed at fighting the current housing...

Portuguese town flooded with millions of liters of red wine

A small Portuguese town was flooded with millions of liters of red wine after the explosion of two distillery tanks.The streets of São Lourenço...

PM announces measures to increase purchasing power of the Portuguese

This week, the Portuguese Government announced two measures to increase the purchasing power of Portuguese citizens.First, on Wednesday, the Portuguese Prime Minister announced,...

6,000 drivers caught in speed traps in 24 hours

In less than twenty-four hours, the newly installed speed traps caught 6,000 drivers going over the speed limit.There are 37 new speed traps operating...

50,000 students get into university in Portugal’s first phase

Almost 50,000 students got into university in Portugal. However, there are 38 degrees available that no one wants to apply to at the moment. This...

President will enact new drug law in Portugal

The Portuguese President of the Republic will enact the new version of the drug law after it has been validated by the Portuguese Constitutional...

Marcelo becomes the first President to enter Ukraine trenches

The Portuguese President of the Republic visited Ukraine this week to show Portugal’s support, and to be part of Ukraine’s Independence Day celebrations. Once...

Portuguese President vetoes housing program, prolonging Golden Visa availability

The Portuguese President of the Republic vetoed the program “Mais Habitação” (More Habitation), which was created to tackle the ongoing housing crisis.According to a...

Illegal avocado plantations consume water in drought-struck Algarve

A report by CNN Portugal found that thousands of illegal avocado trees keep consuming scarce water in times of extreme drought in the Algarve.Some...

Thousands sign petition against naming bridge after cardinal suspected of covering up child sexual abuse

Over 17,000 Portuguese citizens are against the decision of naming a public bridge after Cardinal Dom Manuel Clemente. The public petition will be discussed...

Portugal at risk of rural fires

On Thursday, the Portuguese authorities warned of an aggravated risk of rural fires due to dry and hot weather. High temperatures mixed with strong...

Portugal’s State of the Nation 2023: Key Statistics

The State of The Nation debate in Portugal took place on July 20th. The purpose was to perform an annual evaluation of the state...

Man who threatened Portuguese President will not face jail time

The Portuguese Public Ministry wants the man that threatened the President of the Republic to be considered "unaccountable".According to the accusation, in October 2022,...
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