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Portugal fumes at exclusion from UK safe travel list

03 Jul 2020

LISBON Portugal's tourism sector reacted with fury and disbelief at Britain's decision to maintain a quarantine regime for travellers coming from Portugal despite having a higher number of coronavirus cases and deaths.

Portugal seals final deal with TAP's private shareholders

02 Jul 2020

LISBON Portugal's government announced on Thursday it sealed a final deal with private shareholders of ailing flag carrier TAP to take a controlling stake in the airline while avoiding nationalisation.

Businesses breathe sigh of relief as Spain, Portugal open border to all travel

01 Jul 2020

MADRID/LISBON Neighbours Spain and Portugal reopened their border on Wednesday to all travellers after a three-month closure to prevent the spread of coronavirus, bringing relief to local business owners who have struggled to make ends meet without tourism.

Far right takes to Lisbon streets to deny racism is a problem

27 Jun 2020

LISBON Hundreds of protesters marched through one of Lisbon's main avenues on Saturday shouting "Portugal is not racist", in a demonstration organised by the leader of a far-right party known for his derogatory remarks against ethnic minorities.

Lisbon suburbs brace for return of lockdown

26 Jun 2020

LISBON Several suburbs of Lisbon are going into lockdown again as coronavirus cases surge, but residents fear the measures will not suffice to slow the infection rate in areas where many live in overcrowded homes and use congested public transport.

Portugal's government wants Centeno as central bank governor

25 Jun 2020

LISBON The Portuguese government will nominate Mario Centeno, who resigned from his role as finance minister this month, as the next central bank governor, the prime minister said on Thursday.

Portugal brings back some coronavirus lockdown measures in Lisbon

25 Jun 2020

LISBON People in several parts of Greater Lisbon will have to go back to staying at home from next week as Portuguese authorities deal with a worrying wave of coronavirus on the city's outskirts, the government announced on Thursday.

Web Summit to take place in Portugal in December if virus ebbs

24 Jun 2020

LISBON Europe's biggest technology conference, the Web Summit, is in talks with the Portuguese government to organise its annual event in Lisbon in December, a month after originally planned, its founder Paddy Cosgrave said on Wednesday.

Struggling Lisbon business owners unhappy with new coronavirus curfew

23 Jun 2020

LISBON Dozens of Lisbon business owners despaired on Tuesday as new restrictions forcing them to shut earlier each day were put in place across the city to tackle a fresh wave of coronavirus cases on the outskirts.

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