Posts Tagged ‘Portugal’

Portugal’s president vetoes law legalising euthanasia

Portugal’s president has refused to sign a second draft bill legalising euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said the wording of the proposed law was too imprecise and vetoed the law. President Rebelo de Sousa – a staunch Catholic – had previously expressed reservations about the first draft bill to legalise euthanasia. […]

Portugal’s Home Working Laws Are A Model For The Post-Pandemic World

Above Photo: The Portuguese government has just passed new labour laws which it hopes will be a ‘game changer’ for the way remote working operates. Getty Images. In Portugal, new legislation is offering workers additional rights in the ‘work from home’ world – banning out-of-hours contact, outlawing surveillance and forcing employers to pick up the […]

Serbia Shocks Portugal to Join Spain, Croatia at World Cup

Spain, Serbia, and Croatia are heading to next year’s World Cup. Sweden, Portugal, and Russia aren’t—not yet, anyway. Aleksandar Mitrovic’s 90th-minute header left Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal stunned in a 2–1 win for Serbia in Lisbon, which gave Serbia an automatic qualifying spot at the World Cup in Qatar. Portugal still has a chance to […]

Portugal Bans Arrivals From ‘Super-Vaxxed’ Israel

Portugal has imposed a travel ban on people arriving from Israel…the country that was recently hailed as one the most highly-vaccinated in the world. Sweden has also adopted a ban . Though vaccination rates in Israel are among the world’s highest, both Portugal and Sweden have been watching the elevated case numbers and are not […]

Portugal and Now Sweden Banned Travellers from Israel, the Most Vaccinated Nation on Earth

After Portugal, now Sweden has become the second European nation to ban travellers from the most vaccinated nation Israel. Sweden also banned the entry of citizens from the United States, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, and North Macedonia. Sweden became the second European Union country to ban Israeli residents from entry due to a rise in COVID-19 […]

Spain and Portugal brace for wildfires amid forecasts for a scorching heatwave

Spain and Portugal are bracing for wildfires in the coming days with temperatures forecast to exceed 40°C on the Iberian peninsula. Portugal’s prime minister warned on Wednesday that the hot weather increases the threat of blazes, which in 2017 killed more than 100 people in his country. Spain’s weather service forecast a heatwave until Monday […]

Portugal’s Children Are ‘Suddenly Becoming Ill All at Once’

“The feeling we have is that, suddenly, the children are all becoming sick at the same time”. These are the words of pediatrician Joana Martins, one of the child-health experts interviewed by Expresso for an article about how ‘confinement and measures of prevention of the pandemic have weakened the immune system, making us (all) more […]

Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, who led the 1974 revolution in Portugal, has died

Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, who led Portugal’s ‘Carnation’ Revolution in 1974 against the authoritarian Estado Novo, has died at the age of 84, at the Military Hospital in Lisbon. Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa highlighted what he called “the capital importance” of Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, evoking him as “the top protagonist at a […]

Oldest Roman Camp of Northern Hispania Found in Portugal

A vast 10,000-man Roman camp has been discovered in northern Portugal. Not only is it one of the biggest ever discovered, but it’s also the oldest ever discovered in northern Hispania (the name of Spain when it was under Roman rule), dating back to 137 BC. Until recently, the oldest known Roman camp in Galicia […]

Portugal acknowledges it could have prevented spread of Delta COVID-19 variant

Portugal could have “acted differently” to prevent the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, the country’s health minister has acknowledged. Marta Temido said Portugal may have made a mistake by opening its borders to tourists for three weeks as the coronavirus variant was spreading. Her comments came one day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel […]

Euro 2020: Two own goals secure Germany’s 4-2 win over Portugal

Portugal has become the first team to score two own goals in one game at the European Championship, handing a 4-2 victory to Germany. Cristiano Ronaldo initially gave Portugal the lead in Munich but then Rúben Dias and Raphaël Guerreiro both scored own goals, put the Germans ahead 2-1 at half time. Germany’s Kai Havertz […]

CHAOS at Portugal’s Faro Airport as Brits rush to get home ahead of new mandatory Quarantine rules

    Mega queues formed at Portugal’s Faro Airport over the weekend, as Brits made a mad dash home from their Algarve holidays before the UK government’s new mandatory quarantine rules set in for those returning from the country. The government announced on Thursday that Portugal had been added to its ‘amber list’, which requires […]

Portugal Accuses British Gov’t of Lying About ‘Super Indian Variant’

Portugal has accused the British government of lying about the cases of Nepal mutation and creating panic of what the authorities tried to portray as a ‘Super Indian Variant’. A leading microbiologist João Paulo Gomes says the British government is ‘lying’ about the number of cases of the Nepal mutation of the variant found in […]

EU states continue easing Covid-19 travel curbs as Portugal & Italy welcome back some foreign visitors

As of Sunday, travelers from Israel, the UK and the EU will no longer have to quarantine when they visit Italy as long as they test negative for Covid-19, the Italian government said, as Europe prepares for the return of tourism. Italy will also extend its list of routes for so-called ‘Covid-free’ flights to include […]

Portugal to reopen border with Spain as coronavirus measures ease

Portugal will reopen its border with Spain on Saturday as it eases its coronavirus measures two days ahead of schedule. Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced the country would be moving onto the “next phase of decontamination” on 1 May, after a council of ministers met to discuss the state of the pandemic. As well as […]

Portugal opens the doors to Oporto Holocaust museum

The Holocaust museum in Oporto, Portugal opened its doors to the pubic this April, after coronavirus lockdown measures lightened. The museum is the first of its kind in the country, despite there already being a Jewish museum and and a community of over 500 Jews in the city alone. The first day of its opening […]

Portugal doesn’t have a big tradition of winter sports but there are some chasing the Olympic dream

Portugal doesn’t have a big tradition of winter sports, but the country has at least two athletes aiming to reach the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, even if their preparation is on wheels. 25-year-old José Cabeça’s has achieved what no one had ever done before: a performance at a world championship that allows him to […]

Living Extraterrestrial Organism Allegedly Captured and Studied in Portugal 62 Years Ago

On November 2, 1959 in the Portuguese city of Evora was witnessed one of the strangest paranormal events. After the sighting of an alleged UFO, strange gelatinous filaments of white began to fall all over the city, completely covering it in a dense white layer. Schools and jobs had been intervened, evacuating people completely. The […]

Portugal’s top court rejects bill to legalize euthanasia as unconstitutional

The constitutional court of Portugal has turned down a bill approved by parliament earlier this year to decriminalize the euthanasia of terminally-ill patients, saying that it threatened the principle of “inviolability of life”. Seven out of the top court’s panel of 12 judges, including the head of the Constitutional Court Joao Caupers, voted against approving […]

Why Coca-Cola was banned in Portugal for decades

    Despite the beverage being almost as half as old as the country it originated from, America, Coca-cola has a much more tumultuous history in it’s front Atlantic neighbour, Portugal. A symbol of American market capitalism, Coca-cola was created in the late 19th century, actually as a medicinal drink, from coca leaves and kola […]

‘Europe is NOT White!’ African Woman Who Ran for European Elections in Portugal

    The European Parliament elections are less than 2 months away but all sorts of regressive leftist candidates are already making their biggest efforts in order to monopolise the vote of the electorate with white guilt and to get their share of attention. Joacine Katar-Moreira, an African woman from Guinea-Bissau, a highly unstable African […]

Portugal hero of 1974 revolution shares antisemitic theories on Twitter

Rodrigo Sousa Castro, captain of the 1974 Portuguese Revolution, wrote on his personal Twitter account on Friday that “the Jews, as they dominate global finance […] bought and have the vaccines they wanted. It’s a kind of historical revenge.” He added, “And I won’t say more until the Zionist bulldogs jump.” This statement began a […]

Portugal extends lockdown and restricts foreign travel amid surge in COVID-19 cases

On a day Portugal reported another dramatic record of daily deaths and infections from COVID-19 the Portuguese president made a resounding appeal to the nation as the state of emergency was renewed for another two weeks. “If it’s the case that this time the wave began in the west and Portugal is one of the […]

Portugal ramps up lockdown rules amid surging coronavirus cases

Stricter lockdown rules have been introduced in Portugal amid surging coronavirus cases, with the pandemic setting grim records there and across Europe. Prime Minister António Costa said the country was “going through the most serious phase of the pandemic” so far, claiming too many people were taking advantage of exceptions included in the lockdown that […]

Portugal tightens lockdown as pandemic surge breaks records

Stricter lockdown rules are being enacted in Portugal, the government announced Monday, as a surging COVID-19 pandemic sets grim records and pushes hospitals to the limit of their capacity. Prime Minister António Costa said too many people had taken advantage of exceptions included in the lockdown that began last Friday, with authorities reporting 70% of […]

First Holocaust museum to be inaugurated in Oporto, Portugal

The first-ever Holocaust museum will open in Portugal’s second-largest city of Oporto next Wednesday, marking a historic moment for Holocaust education in the area.  The new museum will start with a ceremony on January 20 opened by Dias Ben Zion, president of the Jewish community of Oporto and Mayor Rui Moreira. The ceremony will have many […]

Portugal to open first Holocaust Museum

The city of Porto will become the first city in Portugal to have a museum honoring the Holocaust which is meant to open on January 20 with Mayor Rui Moreira and President of the local Jewish Community Dias Ben Zion.  Portugal didn’t participate in the Second World War and accepted roughly 50,000 Jewish refugees, yet […]

Nurse DIES in Portugal following Vaccination with Pfizer, ‘No Link’ becomes the Norm

    Health authorities in Portugal are investigating the sudden death of a pediatric surgery assistant in Porto, who was reportedly in “perfect health” when she received the Pfizer vaccine against the coronavirus. UPDATE: Azevedo’s death has not been linked to her taking the jab, the Portuguese government said in a statement on January 5, […]

Portugal Enters Coronavirus ‘State of Emergency’, 70% of Population Under Curfew

LISBON, Portugal — Portugal has entered a state of emergency, with curfews imposed in the areas worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. From Monday and for at least two weeks, some 7 million people — around 70% of the country´s population — must remain at home on weekdays between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.. At […]

Portugal believes in justice and transparency. The European Council does too | View

This article is a response to Open letter to the European Parliament: Call out the EU Council on its rule of law hypocrisy ǀ View. In a letter written by Miguel Poiares Maduro, several prominent international academics expressed the “the strong suspicion” that “the interference of national governments” undermined the choice of European prosecutors for […]

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