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.


Portugal’s Coronavirus Death Toll Reaches 295, State of Emergency Extended to Apr. 17

April 5, 2020

The Portuguese Parliament voted to renew the state of emergency until April 17.

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Easter-geddon: The Prolonged State of Emergency

April 3, 2020

Between 00h00 on 9 April and midnight on 13 April, it’s against the rules to travel outside your municipality. Stay put, people!

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Coronavirus: It’s Gonna Get Worse, Or Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

April 3, 2020

We got too relaxed, just like Antonio Costa and other responsible adults around the world warned us not to. And we’re — you know what, scratch that — YOU’re gonna pay for it, you life-hacking geniuses.

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Porn, Tarkovsky, Sea Lions, and Other Free Ways to Self-quarantine with Meaning

April 1, 2020

It’s official: out of the roughly 7.8 billion humans on the planet, almost 2.6 billion are now on lockdown. That’s a third of the Earth’s population. If you’re reading this, then chances are that you too are a locked-down human, and fortunate enough to have internet. But even with internet and relatively good physical health, […]

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Support Your Local Restaurants! Delivery Options in Lisbon

March 29, 2020

We want to celebrate the smaller, perhaps less advertised businesses employing Lisboetas braving the streets and keeping these restaurants open.

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What Commerce in Lisbon Looks Like Under Lockdown

March 27, 2020

A week ago, the Portuguese government announced a 9.2-billion-euro package to provide liquidity for companies and support workers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. But what does that mean exactly, and what are the rules?* Let’s start with the companies that are staying open. Here’s the most recent list of them. The government has expressly decreed […]

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LX em Casa: Ways to Meaningfully Pass Time

March 25, 2020

So you’ve probably exhausted your Netflix queue by now and if you can knit, it’s likely you’ve got Christmas and birthdays covered for the next few decades. Your closets have already been organized (and re-organized), your spring cleaning is done, and you’ve fixed all those little things around the house that needed fixing, so now […]

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