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 Public Wi-Fi. Aka the White Elephants
May 22, 2019
The second round of funding for the WiFi4EU initiative has just been announced, and with it, a further 80 Portuguese municipalities will get Wi-Fi funding. But what does this mean? Will we benefit from it? And how will the coffee shops survive? The WiFi4EU initiative “promotes free access to Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens in public […]
The Student Climate Strike in Lisbon: It’s Time to Panic
March 15, 2019
Thousands of students took to the streets of Portugal today asking for one simple thing — a chance to live in a world that isn’t burning around them.
Electric Scooters: A Deadly Menace?
March 11, 2019
The scooters have no doubt enthralled and enraged us in equal measure. Yes, they nip you from one place to another in no time at all, but they clog up sidewalks and bike paths more than even BMWs. Our opinions on their place in the city aside, with the Polícia de Segurança Pública cracking down […]
The Week em Breve – March 7
March 7, 2019
This week’s English language news in Lisbon, Portugal: NASA Cod Cakes, Inventor Theft, Overpriced Property, Portugal Space, Wage Inequality, and much more!
The Week em Breve – February 28
February 28, 2019
This week’s English language news in Lisbon, Portugal: Fake News, Pensions for the Dead, Student Rents, Portugal Contaminated, Plastic Bans, and much more!
The Week em Breve – February 21
February 21, 2019
This week’s English language news in Lisbon, Portugal:Exploited Workers, Police Racial Profiling, Money Over Love, Brand New Boats, Barroso Bears, and much more!
The Week em Breve – February 14
February 15, 2019
This week’s English language news in Lisbon, Portugal: Women Workers, the Sole of China, Covering Famous People in Shrimp, TAP’s Many Failings, Record Tourists, and much more!