Lagos Local News

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Algarve News

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  • Short-term relief as fuel strike suspended until Monday 16/08/2019
    The National Union of Hazardous Materials Drivers (SNMMP) announced this Friday lunchtime, 16th of August, that it is willing to suspend the strike in order to pave way for the Government to convene a meeting between ANTRAM (National Association of Road Goods Carriers) and a mediator of the Directorate-General for Employment and Labor Relations (DGERT).
  • Algarve nurses call for new strike due to dire work conditions 16/08/2019
    The Portuguese Nurses’ Union (SEP) met with nurses from three Algarve Health Centre Groupings (ACES) yesterday. The meeting concluded with a decision being made to strike on the 22nd and 23rd of August. The main reason, according to the SEP, is “unblocking progressions”.
  • One of the world's largest arms dealer detained in Évora 16/08/2019
    It was a horse deal that led to the arrest of the infamous Belgian arms dealer, one of the largest in the world, Jacques Monsieur was found hiding in a shelter near Herdade do Zambujal, in Évora. For the past 35 years he has been involved in many military conflicts. According to Belgian TV channel […]
  • Vila Real de Santo António Council removes algae to make beaches more appealing 16/08/2019
    It is a phenomenon that is “frequent and natural, without consequences for public health”, but Vila Real de Santo António Council have decided to reinforce the cleanliness of the municipality’s beaches, following the appearance of algae “in large quantities” in order to “improve the appearance of our beaches.”
  • Environment minister confirms Spanish trucks have been called in to supply fuel amidst fuel strike crisis 15/08/2019
    Matos Fernandes, Minister of Environment and Energy Transition, has confirmed that Spanish trucks carrying fuel have been supplying a number of stations across the Algarve. The Minister confirmed that this has "happened throughout this week", but is "absolutely legal".

Portuguese News (For Residents)

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  • Hundreds of thousands of EU ‘subsidies’ “paid to fraudsters” 16/08/2019
    Hundreds of thousands of EU subsidies have been paid to fraudsters, a special report claims. Broadcasting over its television channel CMTV, tabloid Correio da Manhã has detailed schemes that go back years. They involve ‘companies’ applying for subsidies for land they don’t own. The owners of the land might miss the fraud altogether – unless […]
  • Recession fears put markets on alert: Lisbon included 16/08/2019
    Fears that we’re heading for another recession have sent markets into a spin, say reports in Portugal today, stressing that Lisbon’s bond market “hasn’t escaped”. European stocks ‘slid’ by around 2%, with the price of petrol falling and gold seeing a new spike. Says ECO online, investors are flocking to buy up ‘the yellow metal’ […]
  • World’s futsal elite face off at Portimão International Masters 16/08/2019
    Four of the world’s best futsal teams – Sporting, Benfica, Inter Movistar and AFC Kairat – will be taking part in the International Masters Futsal competition which will be held at the Portimão Arena next weekend (August 24-25). “This is an excellent opportunity for sports lovers to see four world-class teams in action,” says Portimão […]
  • Notorious arms dealer run to ground in Alentejo 16/08/2019
    A notorious arms dealer-turned-fugitive-from-justice has been run to ground on a large rural property outside Évora, in the Alentejo. Jacques Monsieur was the subject of an international arrest warrant. His arrest this week involved the collaboration of French, Belgian and Portuguese authorities. According to the Brussels Times, 66-year-old Monsieur is “known to law enforcement authorities […]
  • Weekly Update 16th August 2019 16/08/2019
    Recession fears loom GBP: Hectic week, lucky result It was a week and a half for the pound. Tail-end Charlie for two days at the end of last week and front-runner this Monday and Thursday, sterling is an average of 0.2% above its levels last Friday morning. That outcome would have looked impossible five days […]