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Germany breaks records with its year end financial surplus

The German economy ended the year with a healthy surplus of nearly €24 billion. Not only was 2016...

Guilty verdict for ex-IMF boss

In the latest corruption trial to rock Spain, a leading former boss of the IMF was found...

Ria Formosa islanders' anger and tears as Maritime Police ensure Culatra possession orders are served

Ria Formosa islanders' anger and tears as Maritime Police ensure Culatra possession orders are served

Forty Maritime Police officers oversaw one of the most shameful, unnecessary and vindictive State-sponsored actions in recent...

PM blames 'the last lot' for €10 billion in transfers to offshore tax havens

PM blames 'the last lot' for €10 billion in transfers to offshore tax havens

Prime Minister, António Costa, said to parliament today that it was "absolutely scandalous" that the Passos Coelho...

Online Complaints Book to go live in July

Online Complaints Book to go live in July

The long-awaited electronic complaints book system is set to go live on July 1st to the delight...

German Institute report concludes that austerity made Portugal's recession worse

German Institute report concludes that austerity made Portugal's recession worse

Germany’s Economic Research Institute says that austerity has amplified the effects of the recession, has stimulated unemployment...

Taxpayer ownership of Lloyds nearly ended

Taxpayer ownership of Lloyds nearly ended

Lloyds Banking Group has realised its greatest annual profit in a decade. Before tax, profits for 2016 were...

Portugal forced to drop nuclear dump complaint against Spain

Portugal forced to drop nuclear dump complaint against Spain

Portugal has been lent on to withdraw its complaint to Europe over Spain’s expansion of a creaking...

Lagoa's threatened wildlife wetland - building licence lasped 18 months ago

Lagoa's threatened wildlife wetland - building licence lasped 18 months ago

Environmental association Almargem has delivered the strongest argument yet to the Algarve’s regional environmental water authorities to...

Galp delays Aljezur offshore drilling until 2018

Galp delays Aljezur offshore drilling until 2018

An exploratory borehole, first scheduled to be sunk in 2016 has been pushed back to 2018, according...

Another mass cull of ducks to halt virus in France

Another mass cull of ducks to halt virus in France

The French battle against bird flu virus will see an additional 600,000 ducks culled. All of the ducks...

Caixa Geral - taxpayers foot the legal bill for former-president António Domingues

Caixa Geral - taxpayers foot the legal bill for former-president António Domingues

Public money was used to pay the lawyers advising António Domingues, the short-lived president of Caixa Geral...

Lone Star 'saying all the right things' to get Novo Banco deal

Lone Star 'saying all the right things' to get Novo Banco deal

The US vulture fund, Lone Star, now is in ‘exclusive negotiations’ with the Bank of Portugal to...

Tax incentives attracted 10,000 foreigners to Portugal in 2016

Tax incentives attracted 10,000 foreigners to Portugal in 2016

The number of people taking advantage of Portugal’s various generous tax incentives has risen 44% in a...

Latest Features

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...

Fine Wines & Food Fair 2017 - First confirmations of top Chefs and Producers

Fine Wines & Food Fair 2017 - First confirmations of top Chefs and Producers

The names of the first set of chefs and producers in the...

St Patrick's Society's putting prowess

St Patrick's Society's putting prowess

The St Patrick's Society's annual putting competition on Friday, 17 February, was...

afpop EA  Romance is in the air

afpop EA Romance is in the air

Since Linda Cree became the afpop Events Organiser for the Eastern Algarve...

Expat English teacher’s stunning debut novel

Expat English teacher’s stunning debut novel

An ambitious Scottish teacher hopes his stunning debut novel about ancient civilisations...

Portuguese Custard Tart Discoveries

Portuguese Custard Tart Discoveries

Since the Portuguese Discoveries our people have been eager for adventure and...

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...

'Brexit angst rising alarmingly' - by Len Port

'Brexit angst rising alarmingly' - by Len Port

With the triggering of article 50 and the start of the formal...

Expat Citizen Rights in Europe - how you can help

Expat Citizen Rights in Europe - how you can help

The coming weeks are very important for our future, not least ...

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Property

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...

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...

Putting owners and guests in direct contact with one another

Putting owners and guests in direct contact with one another

Holidirect, the holiday rental property portal, now have a NEW pricing structure. WE HAVE LISTENED to our property owners and...

The destruction of Loulé's 'Fonte da Pipa'  - a statement from its owners

The destruction of Loulé's 'Fonte da Pipa' - a statement from its owners

PALACETE FONTE DA PIPA TRAGEDY - a statement from Quinta da Fonte da Pipa Urbanizações, Lda. The fire at Palacete is...

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