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Portugal: The Minister of Health resigned

Portugal's Health Minister Marta Temido resigned today after widespread criticism of her decision to temporarily suspend the operation of maternity clinic emergency departments in some hospitals. The Ministry of Health announced that Temido decided to resign because...

Portugal: About 60 flights were canceled in Lisbon, another 12 in Spain due to the strikes

About 60 flights were canceled at Lisbon airport today, the final day of a strike by ground staff, according to figures from the national airport management agency ANA. Workers at ground handling company Portway are calling for...

They are turning their backs on the golden visa

Foreign investors are turning their backs on the "golden visa" grant program for the acquisition of real estate with a minimum value of 250,000 euros. The first half of 2022 is the first year in which...

Portugal: Mandatory use of masks on public transport is lifted

As the health situation has improved, Portugal is ending the mandatory use of protective masks on public transport, a measure that was in place for two years to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. "Given the favorable development of...

Portugal: Drought brings water price hike and end to watering of public parks in municipalities

Faced with an unprecedented drought, Portugal's government has advised 43 municipalities to temporarily raise the price of water for the biggest consumers and suspend street cleaning and watering of public parks and gardens. Portugal is suffering from...

Portugal on alert – Fighting forest fires

Portugal, which has been hit by a third heat wave since the beginning of July, is fighting several fires today while the country is on alert until tomorrow, Tuesday, due to an increased risk of forest...