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First week of the new Portuguese government

FIRST WEEK OF THE NEW PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENTPrime Minister Luis Montenegro, of Portugal’s new centre-right government said at his swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday this week that he expects to serve for the entire four-and-a-half-year term, despite his party’s very narrow election victory and the country’s instability.

Man stabbed to death in Portimão

MAN STABBED TO DEATH IN PORTIMÃOLast night, the PSP arrested the suspect of a stabbing, which took place during a fight with another man in Portimão, at around 8.40pm. 

Silves: IPMA confirms a tornado in S. Bartolomeu de Messines

IPMA confirms a tornado in S. Bartolomeu de Messines, SilvesThe Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) have confirmed that in addition to the tornadoes seen on Thursday 28th March, over the Tagus River in Lisbon, the southern edge of Storm Nelson also caused a tornado in the Silves area.

The Algarve seawater desalination plant receives a favourable Environmental Impact Statement

THE ALGARVE SEAWATER DESALINATION PLANT RECEIVES A FAVOURABLE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTThe Portuguese Environment Agency (APA) has issued a favourable Environmental Impact Statement for the seawater desalination plant project to be installed in the Algarve, although it is still subject to compliance with a set of conditions.

Quarteira: Storm washes away €14 million worth of sand from beaches

QUARTEIRA: STORM WASHES AWAY €14 MILLION WORTH OF SAND FROM BEACHESThe storm that affected the Algarve region over recent days has caused significant damage to coastal areas Quarteira, washing the sand of Praia do Forte Novo away, and partially destructing walkways and outdoor furniture.

Algarve irrigators call for restrictions to be eased after recent rains

ALGARVE IRRIGATORS CALL FOR RESTRICTIONS TO BE EASED AFTER RECENT RAINSAlgarve irrigators are calling on the Government to ease restrictions on water consumption within the agriculture industry, imposed due to the drought affecting the region, after the level of reservoirs rose thanks to the rains over Easter.

Problems loom for the new parliament

PROBLEMS LOOM FOR THE NEW PARLIAMENTIt seems clear that instability looms for the centre-right Democratic Alliance (AD), which will try to rule in the new Portuguese government with a very small majority.

GNR records 827 accidents, 2 deaths and 10 serious injuries during 'Operation Easter'

GNR RECORDS 827 ACCIDENTS, 2 DEATHS AND 10 SERIOUS INJURIES DURING 'OPERATION EASTER' UnpublishedTwo people died and 10 were seriously injured in the 827 accidents recorded by the GNR during their 'Operation Easter 2024' road safety campaign, which started last Thursday and ends today.