The first year of the pandemic affected all European countries, but it had a more negative impact on Portugal and the Portuguese. On October 17, the world celebrates the International Day of AIDS... Read More "50% of Portuguese live below the poverty line
The government of António Costa has just announced the early implementation of some measures originally planned for the first week of January and other measures have been announced
Telework is no longer compulsory as of today, but is still recommended in Portugal. Four municipalities with an incidence rate above the limits defined by the Government are required to maintain it.
The State Budget for 2021 (OE2021) introduces 18 changes from January 1, 2021, ranging from minimum wage increases and pension cuts to the creation of new social assistance and a reduction in VAT on electricity. Let's take a look at what's changing in Portugal in 2021.
It's official: the Portuguese government will soon be launching its StayAway Covid application, designed to enable citizens to find out if there are any infected people around them.
As an EU national who settles in Portugal for tax purposes, you must register your car in Portugal as long as you are the holder of the registration certificate, the owner of the vehicle or the user of a vehicle that you do not own (for example, a family member)
At last we're going to be able to reopen our offices in Porto and Esmoriz and resume "normal" activity, even though during this long period of confinement we've managed, despite a few difficulties, to finalize and continue our work and see our dossiers through to completion.
We spoke to you about it a few days ago in an article, the government has just communicated on the progress of the deconfinement which should if all goes well begin on May 4.
Since the beginning of the quarantine, the government and the social security system have put in place different aids for companies and employees who have seen their activity stopped since the beginning of the containment.
Since the beginning of the containment, we have noticed that some people have taken advantage of this situation to increase their margins, even to the point of increasing the price of gas in Portugal.
The first thing to do when you set up your main residence and therefore your tax residence in Portugal is to register with the Portuguese health service. If you are employed by a local company, you do not need to worry about this, your employer will take care of registering you with the social security. However, for your children and your spouse, you will have to do it yourself.
The foreign press has the unfortunate tendency to always present Portugal as a warm country, offering 300 days of sunshine a year, where the cost of living is low, etc. Unfortunately, the reality is very different.
Portugal has been voted by [International Living magazine] as the best destination for retirees to live in 2020, a result of the Global Retirement Index study, which each year lists the countries that offer the best living conditions for retirees to enjoy retirement.
The year 2020 starts strong for the Portuguese government, as the tax administration has reluctantly decided to reform the way of calculating the IUC for vehicles imported by Portuguese citizens or foreigners.
For several years now, the success of the tourism sector in Portugal has not wavered. This year again, Portugal continues its rise to the rank of the best destinations in the world.
Portugal's minimum wage will increase by almost 6 % in 2020, the socialist government announced on Wednesday. It will rise to 740 euros gross per month over 12 months from the current 700.
Portugal was still in 31st place in the international Pisa ranking (2012). This organization evaluates every three years the achievements of 15 year old students in reading and science.
There are two schools in Portugal that are dependent on the French Ministry of Education. The first one in Lisbon and the second one in Porto. These two schools are very popular with French and Portuguese descendants for about 3 years.
On August 12, a strike of fuel transporters in Portugal began. The government of António Costa decided to put the country in energy crisis and these until August 21.
People wishing to settle in Portugal include retirees, students and working people. For working people, one of the most important factors in their decision to move to Portugal is whether or not they can work there.
Whatever the reason for expatriation, whether it's to gain professional experience, fulfill a dream or change one's life. However, at the moment of change, it's difficult to give up a national system as protective as that of France.
Alojamento local in Portugal has more than quadrupled in the last three years, from about 13,000 registered establishments in 2014 to more than 55,000 accommodations currently reported throughout the country.
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