Tag: Portugal

Portugal’s nightclubs and bars allowed to reopen, but without dancefloors

Clubbers in Portugal eager to shake off the coronavirus blues will have to wait a little longer to dance the night away, as nightclubs were given the green light to reopen from Saturday but with early closing and no dancefloors allowed.

Portugal says some EU countries breaking pact to reinstate free movement

Portugal's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that some member states in the European Union had broken a pact to reinstate freedom of movement.

Portugal keeps parts of Lisbon under coronavirus lockdown

Portugal's government said on Monday five areas on the outskirts of Lisbon will remain under a partial lockdown put in place two weeks ago to tackle a worrying wave of coronavirus cases.

Struggling Lisbon business owners unhappy with new coronavirus curfew

Localised outbreaks are worrying authorities and have kept cases at a worrying plateau in their hundreds for the past month.

One in eight of Portugal’s coronavirus-related deaths in care homes

Officials fear the disease could spread rapidly through care homes as it has in other parts of Europe.

EU approves coronavirus state support for Portugal, Poland, Greece

In a series of statements late on Friday and on Saturday, the Commission approved a 13-billion-euro state aid programme for the Portuguese economy, a 22-billion-euro plan of state guarantees for Poland and a 2-billion-euro scheme for Greece.

Portugal prosecutor orders seizure of Isabel dos Santos accounts

She has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in the past weeks

Weeding out fakes? Lisbon tourism at threat from ‘drug’ dealers

Preliminary figures released at the end of last year showed Portugal welcomed a record of 26 million tourists in 2019, with around a third visiting Lisbon. Data from the World Travel and Tourism Council showed that the total contribution of travel and tourism to Portugal's GDP reached 19.1% in 2018.

17 EU member states against reduction of Cohesion Fund

17 EU member states stand together against the reduction of the European Cohesion Fund. This decision was taken during the Friends of Cohesion Summit held in Beja, Portugal, according to a press release from the Office of the Prime Minister.

Portugal’s PM targets 25% minimum wage rise in his new term

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa promised on Saturday to raise the monthly minimum wage by 25% to 750 euros ($830) by 2023...