February 23, 2020 English news blog from the Algarve

Category: Business


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...

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...

Fuel prices drop for a fourth consecutive week

February 12, 2020

February 12, 2020

2020 has seen petrol prices go down. The new coronavirus might be the reason. Following a global tendency, fuel prices...

Vila do Bispo rejects massive mussel farming project

February 7, 2020

February 7, 2020

The council opposes the plan to build a 282-hectare mussel farm between Fumas and Salema beaches in West Algarve, saying...

The Algarve might be removed from the Golden Visa scheme

February 6, 2020

February 6, 2020

The government wants to limit the lucrative scheme to the country’s interior, the Madeira and the Azores. Alongside Lisbon and...

Lisbon: developing a city for people, not cars

February 3, 2020

February 3, 2020

Lisbon will remove cars from its centre, creating new infrastructures for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This initiative wants to...

Scotland’s first minister orders officials to keep European flag at Parliament

January 28, 2020

January 28, 2020

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon told officials at the Scottish parliament to keep the European flag flying after the...

World leaders gather in Jerusalem for Holocaust Memorial, Poland’s President absent

January 24, 2020

January 24, 2020

Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, almost 50 world leaders gathered in Jerusalem. But disputes with...

Rivers near avocado plantations in Algarve show Pesticide levels 50 times above EU recommendations

January 22, 2020

January 22, 2020

Analytical tests done on streams in western Algarve nearby the ever-expanding avocado plantations show that pesticides levels (linked to human...

How Tourism in Portugal generated 18 billion euros in only one year

January 20, 2020

January 20, 2020

Yet another record-breaking year for the country in the tourism sector, as revenue last year topped 18 billion euros. See...