Portugal is becoming an ageing country, with an elderly population that is forced to survive on pensions below the minimum wage, and ever-growing unemployment that forces its young and educated to emigrate, according to a recent study named ‘Retrato de Portugal’ by organisation Pordata.
As spring slides into summer many have not stopped to think about what lies ahead this autumn. However, Portugal’s local elections (autárquicas) will be taking place in October across the country and it may not be known by the majority of foreigners that they may have a right to vote.
A two-day official visit to Portugal by the President of Brazil is hoped to lead to stronger commercial links between the two countries.Dilma Rousseff met with the President of Portugal, the Prime Minister, the opposition PS leader António José Seguro and other figures from the Portuguese political scene.
Two solar farms, one under construction and the other awaiting licensing, planned for the rural area of Apra, São Clemente (Loulé), are causing major uproar among local property owners who say the unspoilt countryside “of outstanding natural beauty” has been permanently scarred and the authorities show “no regard” for the negative environmental effects.