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€1.5 million from the Portuguese Government for companies affected by Thomas Cook

  Companies affected by the insolvency of tour operator Thomas Cook will have at their disposal a credit line of up to €1.5 million. The Ministry of Economy said that the line, with advantageous conditions is for a period of up to three years. According to the Ministry of Tourism’s note, the plan aims to […]

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Portugal “welcomes” EU enlargement as Brexit looms

  As political turmoil in the United Kingdom continues to lead towards the leaving of the country from the European Union, Portugal has spoken positively of plans to enlarge the union. The Portuguese government said that it “welcomes” the enlargement of the European Union (EU) to include Northern Macedonia Albania, Serbia and Kosovo. Portugal sees […]

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Roadshows throughout Portugal to boost tourism initiatives

  A series of roadshows will be held in Portugal in September and October to encourage and help entrepreneurs launch new tourism projects. The initiative is divided into two programmes – Tourism Up and Taste Up. The first aims to help startup companies promote tourism-related projects, while the second was created to support companies involved […]

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Lisbon looking to improve parking for residents

  Lisbon City Council has approved the General Regulation of Parking and Stopping on the Public Road, to “improve the availability of public parking for residents”. The regulation provides for a free resident´s badge of the Lisbon Municipal Mobility and Parking Company – EMEL. Large families with three or more children, where the youngest is […]

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Portugal’s three new sites have been added to UNESCO World Heritage list

  UNESCO World Heritage added to its list 3 Portugeese sites: the Royal Convent in Mafra, the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus in Braga and the Machado de Castro National Museum in Coimbra. President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Prime minister, Antonio Costa, The culture minister, Graça Fonseca and cities mayors welcomed the decisions of the United […]

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Season of the popular Saints celebrations in Portugal

  The popular marches are taking place with some of the best groups showcasing their talents in Faro this weekend across Portugal. The biggest celebrations take place in Portugal to mark Saint Antony in Lisbon and Saint John in Porto. The Faro parade is to begin near Escola E.B 2,3 of Santo António, at 9pm […]

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Climate change conference in Lisbon

  “The Future of the Planet” is the conference dedicated to climate change problems. It will be hosted later this year over the weekend of 14 and 15 September. Obama’s former Secretary of State, John Kerry, will be in Lisbon to discuss the future of the planet. The conference, promoted by the Francisco Manuel dos […]

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Elections to European Parliament in Portugal

  The European elections took part in Portugal on 26 May 2019. According to exit polls, the ruling Socialist Party was way ahead with 30% to 34% of the votes. The second most voted for party was the PSD, with 20% to 24% of the votes and the election of five to six MEPs. The […]

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Lisbon is at the sixth place among best business tourism destinations

  Portugal’s capital was included in a list of the top 10 business tourism destinations and has got the sixth place, according to the International Congress & Convention Association’s ranking. The Portuguese capital ranked higher than cities like London and Singapore, having climbed three places in the ranking, which has Paris at the top. Lisbon […]

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Tariffs for Algarve’s bus and train passes will be reduced

  Algarve Mayors have officially approved the new cost of bus and train passes starting May 1. The passes will cost between €14 and €40 that is an 80% decrease on the current tariffs. It is expected that such step will allow people to use public transport more and the number of vehicles on public […]

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