Portuguese News

Category: Portuguese News

A lot’s happening these days in Portugal, from the Eurozone troubles to the exploding startup scene — plus the ever-present corruption scandals, Lisbon’s redevelopment as a green city, Airbnb and Uber issues, and so much more. Get your fix here, in English.


“Vidas Negras Importam” aka Black Lives Matter Demonstration Marches Through Lisbon

June 9, 2020

“Vidas Negras Importam” aka Black Lives Matter marched through central Lisbon on as part of the demonstrations that have taken place around the world in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of a police officer in the United States. Gathering outside Alameda metro station, the diverse crowd of demonstrators milled about on […]

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Black Lives Matter Protest in Portugal

June 3, 2020

The world was shaken on May 25 when we saw the horrific images of the 46-year-old African-American George Floyd lying on the pavement under the knee of a Minneapolis policeman. After eight minutes of this abuse, Floyd died, despite having said that he couldn’t breathe. Since then, there have been riots, marches, and looting, spurring […]

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Sama Sama 3.0: The Next Wave

May 25, 2020

Sama Sama – Crêpe and Juice Bar officially opened its doors on May 25th, 2017. Malte Kochen — co-founder, co-designer, co-architect, co-owner, head chef, co-greeter, co-server, ball of energy and wisdom, a dear friend of Atlas and all-around badass — had almost single-handedly built the place from the ground up, brick by brick. Almost single-handedly, […]

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State of Calamity: What We Can and Can’t Do in Portugal

May 6, 2020

The best offense is a good defense, so here’s what you need to know about what’s changed and what you need to do.

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Portugal’s COVID-19 State of Emergency to End May 2

April 29, 2020

Restrictions will still be in place, but for now, small neighborhood shops are scheduled to reopen May 4, grades 11 and 12 return to classes May 18 and creches reopen June 1.

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COVID-19: What the Good Doctor Says

April 27, 2020

There’s of noise out there about what to expect from the coronavirus, but perhaps it’s best that we hear from a doctor working in the Portuguese health system. 

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Portugal’s State of Emergency Extended to May 2; COVID-19 Death Toll  at 820

April 24, 2020

“We are now closer to the end of April, the decisive month for us to win the second phase [of the state of emergency]. And we are winning that second phase,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said. Fingers crossed.

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