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US: Lisbon gets new American ambassador

US: Lisbon gets new American ambassador

The Barack Obama administration announced late on Thursday that Robert A. Sherman will be the next United States Ambassador to Portugal.

Conserveira de Lisboa: Living history in a tin (video)

To celebrate its 80 years of existence, Conserveira is inviting Portuguese artists to take part in a project called ‘Music with Tins’.
By Magda Wallmont

Property: House prices rise, first time in almost 3 years

The rise in May was seen both in new houses and older properties, according to an index based on information from more than 1,400 real estate agents released on Thursday.

Weather: Portugal to see temperatures close to 40C

The arrival of summer has sent temperatures soaring in continental Portugal, with Lisbon surpassing 35C.

Press Review – Portas only guarantees stability in coalition until troika exit

Friday, 21 June: According to “Público”, CDS-PP leader and Minister of State and Foreign Affairs Paulo Portas is reassessing the party’s presence in the coalition government. According to the daily, his message will be made clear at the party’s next congress in July, where six global motions will be discussed.

Venezuela president: Visit ends with wide-reaching agreement

Nicolás Maduro, the president of Venezuela, closed his official visit to Portugal late Tuesday with the signing of 14 bilateral agreements.

Press Review – Lisbon and Helsinki send letter to Barroso and Draghi to support SMEs

Tuesday, 17 June: “Diário Económico” reports that the Portuguese and Finnish prime ministers have sent the European Commission and the European Central Bank a joint letter, to attempt to solve the problem of bank financing in Europe, mainly affecting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Lisbon: Underground strike, fourth this year

The strike began late Wednesday and is expected to continue until Friday morning. Lisbon bus company Carris was running more services, particularly between Cais do Sodré and Campo Grande.

Press Review – Constitutional Court threatens to reject new austerity measures

Friday 24, May: Weekly “Sol” reports that the Constitutional Court and the government are on collision course, as the head judge has threatened to reject the coalition’s new cost-cutting measures presented as alternatives to those the institution ruled against early this year included in the 2013 state budget.

Travel: Easyjet with over 4 mn pax in first year of Lisbon base

Javier Gandara told Lusa the British low-cost company “expected to expand its presence in Lisbon and Portugal”, where it is now the second biggest operator.