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Number of murdered women continues to fall in Portugal - Europe News
Number of murdered women continues to fall in Portugal8 hours ago
The Observatory for Murdered Women has recorded 18 femicides since the beginning of 2017, the lowest number in 14 years, says a women’s union. "This is the third year we have seen a decrease in the incidence of femicide ... we welcome the fact and we thin
Armed fugitive Spaniard lifted in VRSA -  three children taken into care   - Europe News
Armed fugitive Spaniard lifted in VRSA - three children taken into care 12 hours ago
An armed Spanish fugitive who had kidnapped his own children, was caught on Wednesday November 22nd, in Vila Real de Santo António by eagle-eyed Portuguese police. This suspect was subject to a European arrest warrant issued to bring him in to face a raft
National tree purge ordered by Government  - Europe News
National tree purge ordered by Government 13 hours ago
Private landowners have until March 15th next year to clean scrubland and trees from around isolated properties, along roadsides and from the edge of villages. If landowners fail to do so, councils will take on the work which will have to be finished befo
Two men still missing after October fires - Europe News
Two men still missing after October fires 13 hours ago
Over a month after fires swept through trees and villages in Portugal's forested north, two men are still missing - one is presumed to be buried under a collapsed house. The police are still investigating what happened to two men, missing since the fires
British Ambassador's Algarve visit - book your place now - Europe News
British Ambassador's Algarve visit - book your place now 14 hours ago
As formal withdrawal negotiations continue, the British Ambassador Kirsty Hayes, will be in the Algarve on Thursday, 30 November, to meet members of the local British community to respond to questions and concerns about the UK’s exit from the European Uni
The UK Autumn Budget 2017 - a view from PFM in Almancil - Europe News
The UK Autumn Budget 2017 - a view from PFM in Almancil 14 hours ago
Preparing for the exit – in what is likely to be the penultimate Budget before Brexit, the challenges for the Chancellor, both from a fiscal and political perspective, have moved into sharper focus since the last Budget in March 2017 - writes Private Fund
Car destroyed by train at Olhão crossing - Europe News
Car destroyed by train at Olhão crossing 15 hours ago
A woman and her passenger were left shocked and battered after their Peugeot was hit by a train coming in to Olhão station on Wednesday morning. The car was crushed against a wall but the two women in the car escaped with minor injuries. They were taken t
Algarve leads Portugal with its Michelin-starred restaurants - Europe News
Algarve leads Portugal with its Michelin-starred restaurants 15 hours ago
Two Algarve restaurants have been awarded two Michelin stars. The Vila Joya restaurant near Galé and the Ocean Restaurant at Vila Vila Parc near Armação de Pêra. Portugal now has 23 Michelin star restaurants of which only five have the two-star accolade.
FILE - In this Friday Nov. 19, 2010 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama during a meeting in Lisbon. Germany, Europe's largest economy and anchor ... - Europe News
FILE - In this Friday Nov. 19, 2010 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama during a meeting in Lisbon. Germany, Europe's largest economy and anchor ... 17 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday Nov. 19, 2010 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama during a meeting in Lisbon. Germany, Europe's largest economy and anchor of stability, is facing the prospect of months of
Should neutering pets be mandatory?  - Europe News
Should neutering pets be mandatory? 18 hours ago
Dogs have long been regarded as “man´s best friend” and cats are often considered adorable, but stray or abandoned animals pose a huge problem in Portugal and there’s no solution in sight. It’s a worldwide conundrum. The European Union estimates there are
Offshore Property Companies - storm clouds on the horizon - Europe News
Offshore Property Companies - storm clouds on the horizon 19 hours ago
For many years, Offshore Property Companies have been a popular solution, although sometimes practices could be a bit “grey” in nature. Due to repeated problems with tax evasion, Portuguese legislation eventually changed, penalising these structures, writ
UK Budget changes in brief - Europe News
UK Budget changes in brief 20 hours ago
For those whose tax affairs remain in the UK, here are the headline changes in yesterday's gloomy, 'balanced' budget from Chancellor Philip Hammond as the UK slips out of the world's top five economies for the first time. The shadow chancellor, John McDon
Moscovici issues severe warning about Portugal's proposed 2018 budget - Europe News
Moscovici issues severe warning about Portugal's proposed 2018 budget 1 day ago
Unlike the 2017 budget proposal for Portugal, the European Commission has not returned this year’s submission for 2018 or even suggested that there should be a plan B. Brussels has accepted the 2018 budget proposal, with many reservations but has put Port
Drought triggers electricity production cost rise of over 50% - Europe News
Drought triggers electricity production cost rise of over 50% 1 day ago
Portuguese energy producer EDP has started to prepare the public and the regulator for price rises, claiming that its hydroelectric power production is running at half normal output due to the continuing drought. EDP claims that its production costs have
Aljezur, Silves and Loulé host fun weekend events - Europe News
Aljezur, Silves and Loulé host fun weekend events 2 days ago
Top-rated chefs will be turning the humble sweet potato into a variety of dished at the Aljezur Sweet Potato Festival which returns to the western Algarve on the 24, 25 and 26 November. The foodie offerings will be found at four restaurants, three cafe re
Messines GNR oral sex case - blow-by-blow account - Europe News
Messines GNR oral sex case - blow-by-blow account 2 days ago
An upright member of the GNR accused of forcing a cleaner to perform oral sex on his upright member said in Portimão court that he already had a consensual sexual relationship with the woman and that everything had happened behind closed doors, rather tha
Alexandre Fonseca is replacing Cláudia Goya as CEO of PT - Europe News
Alexandre Fonseca is replacing Cláudia Goya as CEO of PT 2 days ago
After the news disclosed by ECO that Cláudia Goya was leaving the presidency of PT Portugal — which were denied by an official source from the group, although the company’s official answer did not deny that there would be changes in the compan
Paradise Papers - Tax Authority to cross-reference data to spot tax evaders   - Europe News
Paradise Papers - Tax Authority to cross-reference data to spot tax evaders 2 days ago
Inspectors from the anti-fraud unit of Portugal’s tax authority are to analyse the Paradise Papers information, recently published by the international consortium of journalists, but won’t be buying the detailed information held on file. The Tax and Custo
Night-time water rationing coming soon - unless there's plenty of rain - Europe News
Night-time water rationing coming soon - unless there's plenty of rain 2 days ago
The Secretary of State for the Environment, Carlos Martins, admitted today that the rationing of water at night, in some localities, is one of the measures lined up should the drought continue. Carlos Martins said that this is the longest drought that the
Trade unions demand national minimum wage of €600-a-month - Europe News
Trade unions demand national minimum wage of €600-a-month 2 days ago
Portugal's most influential trade union collective has stated ten reasons for raising the minimum wage to €600-a-month According to the union, updating the minimum wage to €600 is "a duty of the Government and a workers’ right."
Pollution in Algarve river killing livestock  - Europe News
Pollution in Algarve river killing livestock 2 days ago
MPs have questioned the government and require solutions to "solve or minimise the problem of pollution in the Ribeira do Vascão," following news in the media that the water is so polluted that it has been killing farm animals. In the request sent to the