EconomyPortugal

Sino-Portuguese chamber aiming to set up 10 mln euro fund

The Portugal-China SMEs Chamber of Commerce is working on setting up a fund containing 10 million euros (about US$11.1 million) for investment in agribusiness and tourism in Portugal, Lusa reports, citing the head of the chamber, Chow Y Ping. The Portuguese news agency…
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Portuguese wine exports grow 2.1%

Portuguese wine exports increased 2.1% in the first quarter of this year, to more than 185 million euros, compared to the same period last year, revealed today the Interprofessional Association for the Promotion of Wines of Portugal (ViniPortugal). In the first three…
EconomyPortugal

António Mexia refuses to answer judge in the EDP case

Executive chairman was asked about EDP’s excessive rents process. EDP’s president, António Mexia, today refused, as an accused and in the investigation phase, to answer to judge Carlos Alexandre, alleging that a request for removal of that magistrate is…
PortugalSociety

Portugal's rich beach to do free tests to the entire population

With part of the economy dependent on tourism, Cascais starts to measure before the summer season. Famous for its beaches and the many wealthy residents, the city of Cascais (about 35 km from Lisbon) will make serological tests for the new coronavirus available for free…
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Propeller hats to distance children sparks controversy

The hats offered by the municipality of Arcos de Valdevez this Monday, on Children’s Day, to children in pre-school education in the municipality are generating controversy. They have a 1.20 meter propeller that “works as a friendly removal suggestion”, as…
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Sobrinho Simões: “Portugal's biggest problem is poverty”

Manuel Sobrinho Simões turns 73 in September, always misses his foot to talk about himself in the third person and as if he were 100 years old – but this “guy” who sleeps six hours a night after all runs as if he were twenty. The reason? “O cagaço (the fear)”…
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195 more infected and 12 deaths in Portugal

Lisbon and the Tagus Valley have 81% of new infections. A further 12 fatalities and 317 healed were recorded, according to the bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health. In Portugal, in the last 24 hours, 12 more people died and 195 more cases of covid-19 were…