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Portuguese hoteliers - Brexit is already hurting

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 12/17/2018 - 01:00
Portuguese hoteliers increasingly are admitting that Brexit is hitting their figures and that in 2019, the number of British visitors will decline further. The departure of the United Kingdom from the...

CP train company director sacked after voicing safety concerns

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 12/17/2018 - 01:00
José Pontes Correia, a now former director of Portugal’s railway company, has been sacked for speaking up about passenger safety. As the man in charge of railway carriages and engine units, Correia was...

Electricity bills to drop next year

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 12/17/2018 - 01:00
Next year, electricity bills for over a million customers, those still in the regulated market, will drop 3.5% following an Energy Services Regulatory Entity (ERSE) decision announced on Monday, December...

Sagres joins Praia da Luz on Post Office closure list

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 12/17/2018 - 01:00
The Terras do Infante Association of Municipalities, the group of three west coast Councils led by Aljezur’s disgraced former mayor, José Amarelhino, has made public its "most vehement repudiation" of...

Council fails to secure C17th Portuguese masterpiece

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 12/17/2018 - 01:00
A painting by the C17th master, Josefa de Óbidos, has been bought by a collector at auction in Barcelona, potentially thwarting Óbidos Council’s plans to secure the canvas for public viewing. Portugal’s...

Madeira - Arnault buys Belmond Reid's Palace hotel in €2.8 billion deal

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 12/17/2018 - 01:00
Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) is to Belmond, the company that owns the Reid's Palace Hotel in Madeira, among other properties. The €2.8 billion deal is expected to be signed in the first half of...

Tancos arms theft - Algarve gang members arrested

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 12/17/2018 - 01:00
A police operation early on Monday morning saw a swathe of arrests in the Algarve and Centre of the country of those suspected of being involved in the Tancos arms and ammunition theft in June 2017. The...

Government accuses opposition of lying about crumbling roads and bridges

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - So, 12/16/2018 - 01:00
The government has lashed out at the opposition CDS-PP party, accusing it of manipulating the public and lying to try to create a, "feeling of fear and insecurity" about the state of the country's roads,...

Government accuses opposition of lying about crumbling roads and bridges

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - So, 12/16/2018 - 01:00
The government has lashed out at the opposition CDS-PP party, accusing it of manipulating the public and lying to try to create a, "feeling of fear and insecurity" about the state of the country's roads,...

Government accuses opposition of lying about crumbling roads and bridges

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - So, 12/16/2018 - 01:00
The government has lashed out at the opposition CDS-PP party, accusing it of manipulating the public and lying to try to create a, "feeling of fear and insecurity" about the state of the country's roads,...

4 killed in helicopter-ambulance crash: medical service

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - So, 12/16/2018 - 01:00
Four people were killed when a helicopter-ambulance crashed in northern Portugal, the emergency services agency INEM reported Sunday.The aircraft came down in the Valongo district, killing all on board:...

Lisbon Court overrules State Prosecutor - Galpgate case must continue

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 12/14/2018 - 01:00
For those disappointed that the Galpgate case seemed to have fizzled out, with slaps on the wrist rather than criminal prosecutions, there have been developments... The Lisbon Criminal Court of Appeal...

Lisbon tram derails and crashes with 28 on board

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 12/14/2018 - 01:00
One of Lisbon’s iconic trams has derailed in the Lapa district leaving 28 injured, many of whom were trapped inside the carriage. The derailment on Friday afternoon happened at the intersection of Rua...

Algarve road deaths - worst year for a decade

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 12/14/2018 - 01:00
2018 is set to be the worst year for safety on the Algarve’s roads for a decade with 38 deaths so far recorded this year. The figures from the Road Safety Authority show that, although the safety record...

Violent criminals arrrested in Olhão

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 12/14/2018 - 01:00
A nasty spate of violent robberies in Olhão has been stopped after the Special Security Police identified and moved in on various suspects. The Police caught one ringleader, a 34-year-old Portuguese man...

Montechoro fatal stabbing - man arrested

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 12/14/2018 - 01:00
The Police have executed a warrant and arrested a 21-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of the fatal stabbing of a Cape Verdean at a popular bar in Montechoro, Albufeira. According to the Police statement,...

Silves lynx come back home from Spain

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 12/14/2018 - 01:00
The remaining lynx, of the 29 taken to Spain as the Monchique fire advanced on the reproduction centre in Silves, are returning to the Algarve. Rodrigo Serra, director of the National Centre for Reproduction...

Only 'divine intervention' could make Brexit easier

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 12/14/2018 - 01:00
If the UK government thought that Portugal would be keen to negotiate a soft deal for British interests and British citizens living in the republic, Prime Minister Carlos Costa has made clear that his...

Silver lining to Brits leaving Spain

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 12/14/2018 - 01:00
Overseas property and finance expert Simon Conn has identified potential opportunities following reports that a number of British residents are leaving Spain. Spain’s National Statistics Institute revealed...

Portugal - €100 billion in EU grants and still going strong

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 12/14/2018 - 01:00
At the request of Portugal, the European Commission has green-lighted the modification of eleven 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy programmes to shift resources where they are now most needed, according to an...

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