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Workers demand government buys back control of Post Office

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - vor 9 Stunden 45 Minuten
A CTT workers' group has launched a petition demanding the State's buys back shares in CTT, currently a private company. The objective is to defend the Universal Public Service arrangements which the...

Gas bottle lorry overturns on the Algarve's motorway

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 12/10/2018 - 01:00
A lorry carrying gas bottles, overturned on the Algarve’s Via do Infante motorway this morning. The driver was injured and was taken to Portimão hospital. The accident happened at around 11:35 and...

Galpgate over - three former Secretaries of State avoid prosecution

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 12/10/2018 - 01:00
The Prosecutor's Office is not to charge the three former secretaries of state who went to France to watch football matches in August 2016, at the invitation of energy giant, Galp. Three resignations...

Public Prosecution service studying report in 'dark years' at Caixa Geral

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 12/10/2018 - 01:00
A report into the appalling management of the State-owned bank, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, is finished and has been sent to the Public Prosecution service which will decide who of the former directors will...

Amnesty International reports on Portugal 'persistent human rights problems'

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 12/10/2018 - 01:00
Human rights problems persist in Portugal but there has been some progress, says Amnesty International whose latest report highlights housing inequality and the discrimination against vulnerable people...

Theresa May to postpone Tuesday's key Brexit vote

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 12/10/2018 - 01:00
Despite vehement denials from Downing Street this morning, the Prime Minister is to postpone Tuesday evening’s key Brexit vote on endorsing, or not, the terms of the U.K.’s split from the European Union. The...

Lisbon airport becoming 'the worst in the world' says TAP Chairman

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 12/10/2018 - 01:00
The President of TAP, Miguel Frasquilho, has joined the criticism already levelled by the head of the Portuguese Tourism Confederation,(HERE) stating that Lisbon’s airport will become the worst airport...

'UK can walk away from Brexit,' says EU Court of Justice

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 12/10/2018 - 01:00
The UKcan walk away from Brexit by revoking Article 50, the EU’s top court has decided, also allowing the embattled PM to extend the negotiating time to organise an orderly exit. The opinion accords with...

Society con-man duped French buyers in property scam

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - So, 12/09/2018 - 01:00
Olivier Parente, the former husband of the well-known Portuguese personality, Cláudia Jacques, has been charged by the Public Prosecutor in Portimão with three crimes of deception and one of money laundering. Parente,...

Fatal stabbing outside Chor Bar in Albufeira

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - So, 12/09/2018 - 01:00
A 31-year-old Cape Verdean man was fatally stabbed this morning, outside a popular bar in Montechoro, Albufeira. The alert was raised at 6am on Sunday morning, according to a source from the Faro GNR. The...

Portugal - 'the best destination in the world with the worst airport in the world'

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Sa, 12/08/2018 - 01:00
The President of the Portuguese Tourism Confederation claims that an airport urgently is needed at the Montijo air base. "I would venture to say that we're probably the best destination in the world with...

British Consul reaching out to the British community in Ourique

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Sa, 12/08/2018 - 01:00
The British Consul, Simona Demuro, along with Regional Consular Policy Officer, Lorna Geddie, will be in Ourique on Wednesday, 12 December, to meet members of the British community in the area to respond...

Monchique fire aid - four months of political incompetence

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Sa, 12/08/2018 - 01:00
Parliament has approved a lamentably tardy recommendation from the PSD, CDS-PP and Left Bloc for the Government to adopt simplified procedures to support the victims of the Monchique fire, as it did for...

Socialists pick Dutchman Timmermans for tilt at top EU job

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Sa, 12/08/2018 - 01:00
Europe's socialist parties on Saturday chose Dutch politician Frans Timmermans to lead them in May elections and to succeed his boss Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission.Delegates voted...

Bent prosecutor Orlando Figueira sentenced to jail in Operation Fizz verdict

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 12/07/2018 - 01:00
State Prosecutor, Orlando Figueira, has been sentenced to six years and eight months in prison in a court ruling resulting from Operation Fizz. Figueira was convicted of taking bribes from the former...

Eastern Europeans duped into Alentejo slave labour

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 12/07/2018 - 01:00
A people trafficker has been arrested in the Alentejo after a warrant was issued to the Judical Police. Evidence has been collected of suspicious activities associated with labour crews from Eastern Europe...

Tourism chief praises Algarve University's excellent research

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 12/07/2018 - 01:00
What is the secret of Portugal's success? A question posed by the Algarve’s tourist authority, now under the management of João Fernades. Currently, Portugal is in the centre of worldwide attention, re-elected...

Socialist group wants cannabis production legalised for small producers

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 12/07/2018 - 01:00
The Socialist Platform for the Legalisation of Cannabis, an informal structure of militants and Socialist Party supporters, on Friday called on the Government to open up the research and development of...

More hotels opening despite shift in tourism to short-term private rentals

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 12/07/2018 - 01:00
Despite the phenomenal growth of the short-term tourists rental accommodation sector, an additional 65 hotels should open next year in Portugal with over half of them located in Lisbon and Oporto. The...

EDP did corrupt Minister over CMEC payment scheme

Portugal aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 12/07/2018 - 01:00
New evidence indicates that the former Economy Minister, Manuel Pinho, indeed was manipulated by EDP when devising the financially ruinous (for taxpayers) CMEC payments. EDP directly ??influenced Rui...

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