Shot stork recovers in Olhão
One of Portugal's emblematic white storks (Ciconia ciconia), judged to be around four years old, was found in the Alentejo with shotgun pellets in its body and is recovering in the Algarve. The GNR’s Nature and Environmental Protection Service (SEPNA) was called by a resident in the Ourique area of the lower Alentejo.
Cross-border agri-food development helped by Algarve University
The University of the Algarve and the region’s business network, NERA, has been helping 25 local companies to develop innovative agri-food products as part of a Portuguese-Spanish cross-border cooperation. Luís Rodrigues, a project manager at the Division of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer at the University of the Algarve explained agency that this work, "involves partners in the Alentejo, in the Algarve, and in Andalucía, and has as main promoter the Andalucían foundation - Andanatura.
Cabo Verde to submit proposal to resolve Portugal loan
Cabo Verde will present a technical proposal to Portugal to solve the repayment of a loan contracted to finance the country’s “Casa para Todos” (House for All) social housing programme, the Portuguese prime minister said last weekend. “There is a loan whose first maturity is in 2021 and what is agreed between the two governments is that we will work in a way to stagger the payments of this loan according to the financing needs of the Cape Verdean and Portuguese economies,” said António Costa.
Algarve - missing teenage girl found alive and well
A 15-year-old girl, missing in the Algarve since March, has been found alive and well. The Judicial Police confirmed on Tuesday that the teenager has been located.
Transport strike - Faro airport running out of aviation fuel
A transport strike affecting the delivery of fuel supplies to the nation’s filling stations also has affected Faro airport where supplies already are down to emergency levels. The strike by drivers of dangerous materials, including aviation fuels, began at midnight on Monday, April 15, and the region’s filling stations soon witnessed a rise in consumption coupled with zero deliveries with social media picking up on stations without fuel.
Alojamento Local holiday lets - Finanças to demand customer data
The Ministry of Finance is looking at ways of forcing companies such as Airbnb and Portugal's 'Uniplaces.' to report property owner data. The objective is to catch those owners who are involved in tax fraud and tax evasion.
Strikes could hit Ryanair tomorrow - Tuesday 16th April
Despite Ryanair’s management heralding a new era of near-perfect labour relations, it has just received a strike notice that may affect flights until July. On Tuesday, April 16th, the Union representing workers at the low-cost airline and the airport company Groundlink, announced a strike.