The Spanish and Portuguese authorities have dismantled the largest known network for the manufacturing and selling of counterfeit clothing and footwear in the country in a police operation that has also led to the arrest of 99 people.
Potuguese toll roads not helping the economy in Huelva
It is one year since the Portuguese introduced tolls on motorways and in the area covering the Algarve and the region of Huelva, two-way trade has fallen by 43%. In towns such as Ayamonte in Huelva, dependent upon Portuguese visitors for their daily trade, the result has been disastrous.
Spain and Portugal asking for measures to combat crisis in dairy sector
Spain and Portugal are set to ask the EU for effective measures to alleviate the crisis affecting the dairy cattle sector, the Valle de los Pedroches in Córdoba being particularly badly hit.
Portugal to make toll roads compatible with Spanish system
As from June, travel on the toll roads in Portugal will be made much easier for those travelling from Spain with the introduction of a compatible system for the payment of tolls.
Sabotage of toll roads
The conversion of many roads in Portugal to toll roads, particularly the A-23 connecting with Andalucia, continues to cause controversy on both sides of the border and there have so far been three acts of sabotage reported since the system began on December 8th.
Alternatives to cancelled Madrid-Lisbon AVE rail link being discussed
The Portuguese Minister of Public Works, Alvaro Santos Pereira, is meeting with his Spanish counterpart, José Blanco, to discuss the cancelled AVE high-speed train link project between Lisbon and Madrid and to propose alternative rail link possibilities between the two countries.
Flight cancellations due to Portuguese general strike
A general strike in Portugal today, Wednesday November 24th, has caused the cancellation of virtually all the fifty daily flights between Barajas and the Portuguese airports of Lisbon and Oporto. Iberia have cancelled 12 flights, TAP have cancelled 16, EasyJet 6 and Ryanair 2.
Fires in Portugal
There are currently 23 fires burning in Portugal, with 13 being categorised as being large, and around 45,000 hectares of land has so far been destroyed.
Griñán in Portugal
During an official visit to Portugal, the president of the Junta de Andalucia, José Antonio Griñán, apologised for his inability to speak Portuguese and announced his intention to make Portuguese the second foreign language in secondary schools.
Two Iberian Lynx cubs born in Portugal
Good news for a change with two Iberian Lynx cubs being born in captivity in Luso, Portugal, after Spain provided the centre with a five year old female by the name of ‘Orange Blossom’.