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's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that some member states in the European Union had broken a pact to reinstate freedom of movement.
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.
Localised outbreaks are worrying authorities and have kept cases at a worrying plateau in their hundreds for the past month.
Officials fear the disease could spread rapidly through care homes as it has in other parts of Europe.
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.
She has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in the past weeks
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 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 Prime Minister Antonio Costa promised on Saturday to raise the monthly minimum wage by 25% to 750 euros ($830) by 2023...