Portugal Resident

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 17:59:46 +0000
PJ investigate last hours of Vieira do Minho “chicken” boss
The mystery of what led a seemingly successful businessman to burn to death on the side of a road in his Renault Megane car is in the hands of PJ police who are described as going through the 45-year-old’s “final hours with a fine toothed comb”...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 17:25:01 +0000
House price increases in Portugal "almost double rate of European average"
More ‘good news’ for all those who have invested in property in Portugal: the last three months of 2018 saw house prices soar in relation to the ‘European average’. That average (an increase of 4.3%) involved downturns in some markets (parti...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 17:19:37 +0000
Faro mayor ‘sceptical’ as government announces railway link to Faro Airport yet again
The Portuguese government has confirmed plans to build a long-awaited railway line to Faro Airport by 2026, stating that the work will be part of its 2030 National Investment Plan. Faro mayor Rogério Bacalhau says he is “naturally happy” but “...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:38:20 +0000
“Fast track” airport lanes for Brits ‘post-Brexit’ get renewed media exposure
Portugal’s efforts to counteract press-jitters over Brexit have made it into the international media. Reporting on the government’s contingency measures announced last week (click here), the Guardian highlights the special lanes due to be created...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:03:44 +0000
Olhão businesses exempt from taxes until completion of riverside roadworks
Businesses located on Olhão’s Avenida 5 de Outubro are exempt from paying municipal public occupation taxes until the ongoing renovations on the road are completed. The news was revealed by the local council in a statement released on Thursday. Th...