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Government-approved restaurant billing software loses taxpayers €500 million a year

Government-approved restaurant billing software loses taxpayers €500 million a year

The billing software used by Portugal's restaurants has allowed owners to delete cash sales if an invoice...

€10 billion in un-taxed offshore transfers - Paulo Núncio takes 'political responsibility'

€10 billion in un-taxed offshore transfers - Paulo Núncio takes 'political responsibility'

Paulo Núncio, the former Secretary of State for tax affairs, said that he took "political responsibility" for...

Angolan spat escalates over Vice-President accused of bribing a Portuguese public prosecutor

Angolan spat escalates over Vice-President accused of bribing a Portuguese public prosecutor

The international row between Portugal and its former-colony, Angola, is continuing with the African State media stating...

Portimão dockside drowning

Portimão dockside drowning

A young man was found dead in the river Arade at Portimão on Sunday after a two...

People increasingly turn to gin

People increasingly turn to gin

British exports of gin reached record levels last year, amounting to nearly £500 million. The result represents a...

PT former directors Zeinal Bava and Henrique Granadeiro accused in Operation Marquês

PT former directors Zeinal Bava and Henrique Granadeiro accused in Operation Marquês

Two former directors of Portugal Telecom have been made defendants in Operation Marquês, the investigation into the...

Olhão's riverfront in complete redesign 'to attract more tourists'

Olhão's riverfront in complete redesign 'to attract more tourists'

The Algarve city of Olhão de Restauração is about to have a riverside face-lift that will change...

 Portugal has the second highest rate of emigration in the EU

Portugal has the second highest rate of emigration in the EU

There are more than 2.3 million Portuguese living outside the country. According to data gathered in the...

Pressure to ban cattle medicine that is fatal to Portugal's vultures and eagles

Pressure to ban cattle medicine that is fatal to Portugal's vultures and eagles

The head of Portugal’s Food and Veterinary agency has received an application to authorise diclofenac for veterinary...

Caixa Geral's €3 billion dodgy loan book finally will be revealed

Caixa Geral's €3 billion dodgy loan book finally will be revealed

The secrecy surrounding Caixa Geral de Depósitos is to be lifted as a court decided today that,...

Bird flu in Spain will claim 17,000 ducks

Bird flu in Spain will claim 17,000 ducks

Another outbreak of deadly flu virus, this time in Spain, is to take the lives of more...

Inquiry starts into €10 billion in unchecked offshore transfers

Inquiry starts into €10 billion in unchecked offshore transfers

The opposition Social Democratic Party wants to call in all those responsible for running the country’s finances...

NGOs assess Environment Minister's perfomance as 'poor'

NGOs assess Environment Minister's perfomance as 'poor'

Coalition C6, a Portuguese collective of non-governmental environmental organisations formed by GEOTA, FAPAS, LPN, Quercus, SPEA and...

Portugal's animal experiment shame - 10,000 'failed to recover'

Portugal's animal experiment shame - 10,000 'failed to recover'

Portugal's medical researchers got though 25,606 animals in 2014, and managed to kill nearly half of them...

Latest Features

MEDITERRANEAN  SPRING  GARDEN  FAIR  - Silves, March 4th

MEDITERRANEAN SPRING GARDEN FAIR - Silves, March 4th

MEDITERRANEAN SPRING GARDEN FAIR - Saturday 4 March...

Euro Weekly Update - February 24th 2017

Euro Weekly Update - February 24th 2017

Most of the economic data from Euroland either beat forecast, were an...

'Trump, le Pen and the Algarve'

'Trump, le Pen and the Algarve'

I love to read results scientific research on many subjects such as...

Weekly Currency Forecast

Weekly Currency Forecast

Volatility is still the key…The markets have been volatile. Away from STG/EUR,...

Become a Portuguese citizen AND keep your British passport

Become a Portuguese citizen AND keep your British passport

Most Brits who contemplate taking on Portuguese citizenship don’t want to give...

Sustainable energy start-up funding for Portugal and Spain

Sustainable energy start-up funding for Portugal and Spain

Cleantech Camp is the programme to accelerate and boost startups related to...

'Plan to counter expat Brexit confusion' - Len Port

'Plan to counter expat Brexit confusion' - Len Port

A database of channels for reliable information is being assembled and will...

Silves - Spring Garden Fair 2017 on March 4th

Silves - Spring Garden Fair 2017 on March 4th

The Mediterranean Gardening Association in Portugal’s ‘Spring Garden Fair – 2017’ again...

Australian National Women's Soccer Team play in the Algarve Cup - March 1st

Australian National Women's Soccer Team play in the Algarve Cup - March 1st

The Australian Embassy in Lisbon welcomes the Australian National Women's Soccer Team,...

Fermented foods: where ancient art meets modern medicine

Fermented foods: where ancient art meets modern medicine

I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen recently with fermented foods. Many of...

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Property

Exclusive Algarve Villas February Properties

Exclusive Algarve Villas February Properties

Exclusive Algarve Villas has a wide selection of property for sale throughout the Algarve. Visit them online (http://www.ExclusiveAlgarveVillas.com)or at...

Full of Eastern Algarve promise

Full of Eastern Algarve promise

If you're looking for an Algarve home with potential to build, extend or improve then look no further than these...

The allure of Lisbon, a city ripe for investment

The allure of Lisbon, a city ripe for investment

Lisbon is the administrative, business and tourism centre of Portugal. The national economy has long been on the mend, and...

Beware - processionary caterpillars make an early appearance

Beware - processionary caterpillars make an early appearance

Processionary caterpillars have been seen very early this year so be careful! I have searched the books and net to come...

IKEA Loulé to open on March 30th

IKEA Loulé to open on March 30th

The new 24,000 m2 IKEA store is to open earlier than expected this March at a cost to the Swedish...

Bank pulls the plug on 'The Keys' at Quinta do Lago

Bank pulls the plug on 'The Keys' at Quinta do Lago

Caixa Geral de Depósitos has rejected a rescue deal for the Keys, based at the Quinta do Lago estate. The taxpayer-owned...

Illegal short-term rentals 'a big negative' says Algarve hoteliers' chief

Illegal short-term rentals 'a big negative' says Algarve hoteliers' chief

The normally gloomy head of the Algarve hoteliers’ association, Elidérico Viegas, said with rare enthusiasm that last year’s hotel occupancy...

Five Algarve monuments receive €4.3 million renovation grant

Five Algarve monuments receive €4.3 million renovation grant

The Cultural Directorate of the Algarve has announced a €4.3 million spend on some of the region’s most important national...

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