An updated version of the recovery plan said the nearly 14 billion euros in EU grants would be used until 2026, but lowered the loans forecast to 2.7 billion euros. Portugal’s economy shrank 7.6% last year due to the pandemic, its biggest annual slump since 1936.
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Lagoa dos Salgados to become Nature Reserve
Almargem welcomes the ICNF decision on Lagoa dos Salgados, which will protect that area. However, the association is still concerned with Praia Grande resort plans.
By Paula Martins, In News, Environment, Algarve, Alentejo 04 Dec 2021, 15:00
After more than 20 years of complaints, the Institute for the Conservation of Nature and Forests (ICNF) announced the creation of the Natural Reserve of Lagoa dos Salgados, but Almargem warns that there is much more work to be done. The environmental association added that Lagoa dos Salgados will have protection status, which is a victory for "those who...
The future of European parking
According to a new European survey conducted by the tech company EasyPark Group, the majority of Europeans are considering buying an electric vehicle, either as their next car or in the near future. Searching for a parking spot is what annoys people the most about parking, and the survey also shows that the ability to easily find a free parking spot...
Expats feeling at home in Lisbon
Where Lisbon has however particularly shone, is when it comes to rating how easy a city is to settle into as an expat, and in this category Lisbon is ranked 7th in the world. The capital also did very well in regards to the cost of living (10th) and the high quality of life (12th). Lisbon did not fare so well in relation to finance and housing (28th) and...
Ronaldo transfer questions
The transfer of Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus to Manchester United is being investigated by the Italian court, with the Turin club reporting that it has been the target of new searches and seizures.
By TPN/Lusa, In News, Sport 03 Dec 2021, 12:54
“The Society [Juventus] has received a new search and seizure warrant based on the investigations of the Turin Court prosecutor, as well as in relation to some of its representatives (Andrea Agnelli, Pavel Nedved, Stefano Cerrato and Cesare Gabasio)”, says the club in a statement. The Juventus club states that the investigation is...
Masks mandatory in Azores
The Government of the Azores has decreed the mandatory use of masks or visors for access or permanence inside spaces and commercial and service establishments, regardless of the respective area.
By TPN/Lusa, In News, COVID-19, Madeira & Azores 02 Dec 2021, 13:33
According to the Regional Directorate of Health, despite the “high vaccination coverage in the region and the current epidemiological situation support, a strategy of gradual, progressive and proportionate flexibility of public health measures implemented in the pandemic context, the use of masks continues to be an important infection...
Drunk driving scooter riders
So far this year, PSP police have detained 21 people for drink driving on an electric scooter, while one company has brought in a new feature to deter drinking and riding.
By TPN/Lusa, In News, Portugal 01 Dec 2021, 18:00
From the start of the year until 15 November, police detained 21 people in Portugal for riding scooters with an alcohol level equal to or greater than 1.2 grams/litre, more than tripling the number of arrests from the previous year. PSP told Lusa that scooter drivers have been the target of "both of inspection and awareness actions" by the...
Braga’s Biggest Fan: Rui Araújo
By Contributed by Relish Portugal Magazine/Evanne Schmarder, In Travel - 04 Dec 2021, 16:30