February 23, 2020 English news blog from the Algarve
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First day in Parliament generates discussion on formal wear as advisor wears skirt

October 30, 2019

October 30, 2019

October 21, 2019

October 21, 2019

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa will induct Portugal’s Prime Minister António Costa and his Government before the end of the…



March 27, 2019

March 27, 2019

It was with friendliness and cordiality that we were received by the President of Tavira, Jorge Botelho, in an early…

Sport

Loulé Market redone: works to restore the local market begin

November 4, 2019

November 4, 2019

The project is to add restaurants and increase opening times, boosting the market’s relevance in the city. Works for the...

Faro-Toronto flights by 2020

November 1, 2019

November 1, 2019

The canadian airline AirTransat will connect Faro to Toronto from January to October. This is the first intercontinental flight in...

NGO urges Portuguese Government to avoid “environmental disaster” with lithium

October 30, 2019

October 30, 2019

Environmental NGO Quercus asks the recent Portuguese Government to rethink lithium exploration in the country, in order to avoid an...

First day in Parliament generates discussion on formal wear as advisor wears skirt

October 30, 2019

October 30, 2019

Livre, a minority party that won its first seat in parliament on the October 6 elections, send a man in...

New Government sworn next week. Find out what Changes in Portugal

October 21, 2019

October 21, 2019

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa will induct Portugal’s Prime Minister António Costa and his Government before the end of the...

Green Energy gets Financial Support in the Algarve

October 14, 2019

October 14, 2019

Four million euros from the Portugal 2020 programme will be directed to the Algarve, with the aim of increasing energy...

Verdi’s Masterpiece La Traviata in Faro

October 14, 2019

October 14, 2019

Teatro das Figuras  in Faro hosts Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece opera La Traviata, performed by the company Opera 2001 on Tuesday,...

Weather: autumn still out of sight. Portugal remains with high temperatures

October 7, 2019

October 7, 2019

Two weeks after the beginning of autumn, weather reports still show high temperatures in most regions of the country. The...

Weather: autumn still out of sight. Portugal remains with high temperatures

October 7, 2019

October 7, 2019

Two weeks after the beginning of autumn, weather reports still show high temperatures in most regions of the country. The...

Frederico Silva is the winner of the 2019 Tavira Tennis Open The Portuguese Tennis player Frederico Silva is the champion of the Tavira

October 7, 2019

October 7, 2019

Tennis Open 2019 in Singles, after beating the French Alexandre Muller 6-2, 6-1. The second edition of the tournament ended...

FDA Urges Consumers to Avoid THC Vapes Amid Lung Disease Outbreak

October 6, 2019

October 6, 2019

Don’t use vapes containing THC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday as it continues to investigate a recent epidemic of...

Scotland and Tavira come together to celebrate poet Álvaro de Campos

October 5, 2019

October 5, 2019

The heteronym of Fernando Pessoa, Álvaro de Campos, will be celebrated throughout the months of October and November in Glasgow...

ELECTIONS IN PORTUGAL

September 30, 2019

September 30, 2019

Country gets ready for its General Elections next Sunday. Ruling Socialist Party expects four more years of governing, but it...

Climate protest report from Tavira

September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019

On Friday, September 27, at 11am in front of the Municipal Market, a climate protest took place. Fridays for the...

Algarve looking for options after Thomas Cook downfall

September 26, 2019

September 26, 2019

The infamous collapse of the British company left the tourism authorities in the region looking for alternatives. Although the travel...

Warning: High tides in Tavira

September 25, 2019

September 25, 2019

The Município de Tavira issued a warning regarding the expected high tides of the Gilão river on September 29 Residents,...

GLOBAL CLIMATE MARCH IN THE ALGARVE

September 25, 2019

September 25, 2019

The Algarve joins the Global movement for the Earth as several Climate strikes surge on the map. These marches are...

Ryanair reaches deal with ANA: Faro base will remain open

September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019

The Irish airline announced a deal with Portuguese airport authorities to keep its base at Faro Airport open. Last August...

Rainy Weekend: Rain covers Portugal from North to South

September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019

This weekend arrives with a wet forecast for the whole country. Even though fair weather is expected to return by...

WALKING TRAILS IN THE ALGARVE GET SUPPORT FROM ALCOUTIM

September 17, 2019

September 17, 2019

Via Algarviana walking trail will receive 3500 euros from the Municipality of Alcoutim. This amount is destined to assist in...

Vale do Lobo Wine Connection Tasting Experience: wines and regional specialities in one single event

September 17, 2019

September 17, 2019

Vale do Lobo Auditorium hosts on 4th and 5th October some of the very best wines from across the region,...

Hellgarve Tattoo Rock Fest

September 10, 2019

September 10, 2019

The summer of 2019 brings to Faro the best tattoo festival in the country, in a unique event, full of...

Pedestrian bridge assembly in Tavira scheduled for October

September 10, 2019

September 10, 2019

The Tavira Chamber issued a public clarification pointing to the months of October or November to begin the construction of...

President condemns racist chants at FC Porto football match

February 21, 2020

February 21, 2020

The Portuguese President condemned the racists insults targeted at FC Porto striker Marega last Sunday in Guimarães. In a statement...

Spanish company to treat Algarve’s wastewater after winning 42-million-euro contract

February 21, 2020

February 21, 2020

Acciona won the public tender to treat the sanitation systems of eastern Algarve, between V. R. de Santo António and...

Blocked traffic in Tavira

February 18, 2020

February 18, 2020

The city council issued a statement informing about traffic and parking alterations this Friday (21 February) in Tavira, due to...

Portugal to consider subsidising UK tourists’ healthcare after Brexit

February 18, 2020

February 18, 2020

Portuguese government will consider keeping the cover offered by the European Health Insurance card for foreigners coming from the UK...

Olhão installs new electric charging station for cars

February 18, 2020

February 18, 2020

The new PCN station in Olhão has two charging spaces for electric vehicles. This is the first public electric station...

FC Porto striker Marega walks off the pitch after racist chants against him

February 18, 2020

February 18, 2020

Minutes after scoring the goal that gave the victory to his team against Vitória SC, Moussa Marega walked off the...

More luxury stuff? It seems like it. New buildings in Faro’s downtown

February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

While the Algarve is figuring out ways to avoid an imminent housing crisis, the over-saturated luxury market keeps investing in...

Last month was the hottest January of the last 141 years

February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

Last month marked the hottest January ever recorded in the world, according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service. Surface temperatures...

Discover the secrets of the sweetest citrus in the new Silves Orange Route

February 13, 2020

February 13, 2020

Silves is responsible for 40% of Portugal’s citrus production. The municipality wants to show the importance of its sweetest fruit...

The University of Algarve creates a free bike-sharing system for its community

February 13, 2020

February 13, 2020

In an attempt to change mobility habits and reduce emissions, the University of Algarve will provide 100 free shared-bicycles to...