Temporary permits for over 46,000 fleeing from Ukraine


Of the 46,181 temporary protection permits granted since the conflict began on February 24, 28,243 were granted to women and 17,938 to men, according to the latest update by the SEF.

Court upholds €84M fine on MEO for cartel with NOWO


The competition court on Monday upheld the €84 million fine imposed by the Portuguese competition authority (AdC) on telecoms provider MEO in December 2020 for its cartel with NOWO.

Hotel association laments Lisbon airport U-turn


The Association of Portuguese Hospitality (AHP) said it had received the airport solution for Lisbon with "optimism and expectation" and therefore regretted the "profound backlash" over the issue.

Natural gas produces record amount of electricity in H1


Natural gas plants gained weight, with production corresponding to 31% of electricity consumption, which is the highest value registered to date for the first half of the year.

Over 100 TAP flights cancelled since Friday


Despite the "many flights impacted" and the current high tourist season, TAP is doing its "best to minimise the impact of this situation".

Haitong Bank increases capital after converting State rights

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"The new shares issued under the share capital increase were fully allocated to the Bank’s sole voting shareholder, Haitong International Holdings Limited," the bank announced in a statement.

Lisbon named the world’s third best city to live in

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Portugal's capital, which is not a newcomer to this Monocle magazine ranking, climbed to third place. The low levels of pollution and the entrepreneurial spirit weighed in Lisbon's position.

Portugal to receive €1.634B more in EU recovery funds


The European commission on Thursday released the updated key for the distribution of RRM grants among EU member states, as foreseen in the regulations.

Direct London-Azores flights start Saturday


According to the ATA, there will be 10 connections this summer, the result of a partnership between Portugal's Tourism Office, ANA Aeroportos - Vinci Group, NAV Portugal and the Azores' government.

Infrastructure minister continues in the government

Luís Alexandre,

The minister Pedro Nuno Santos spoke to journalists this Thursday afternoon about the recent controversy surrounding the new Lisbon airport.

PM António Costa dismisses minister of infrastructure

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If Pedro Nuno Santos does not resign, it will be António Costa who will dismiss the minister of infrastructure, after he cancelled the order on Lisbon's new airport.

Prime minister annuls order for the new Lisbon airport

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António Costa says that the solution for reinforcing airport capacity in the region and Lisbon must be negotiated and agreed with the opposition.

‘For Americans, the Azores are like Hawaii’

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ERA Portugal points out that there are more and more Germans, French and Belgians are embracing the Azores.

Portugal stands out in concern about climate change


The country stands out among about 200 nations regarding concern for climate change, with 93% of those surveyed responding in that sense, according to Facebook.

Government wants Alcochete to replace Lisbon airport

António Costa,

The Portuguese government will drop the Strategic Environmental Assessment tender, won by a consortium with a Spanish company, and wants to speed up alternatives to the current Lisbon Airport.

Unemployment rate rises to 6.1% in May

Luís Alexandre, Lusa,

After two months of stabilisation, Portugal's unemployment rate rose once again in May.