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#Europol – Europe’s second-largest counterfeit currency network on dark web taken down

#Europol – Europe’s second-largest counterfeit currency network on dark web taken down

| September 9, 2019

The Portuguese Judicial Police (Polícia Judiciária) dismantled Europe’s second-largest counterfeit currency network on the dark web with Europol’s support. Five individuals have been arrested and are accused of counterfeiting and organised crime. Counterfeit banknotes were seized across Europe, notably in France, Germany, Spain and Portugal, worth over €1.3 million. Following the investigation, eight domestic and […]

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Commissioner Stylianides visits Portugal, holds Citizens’ Dialogue and inaugurates #EUSavesLives Exhibition in Portimão

Commissioner Stylianides visits Portugal, holds Citizens’ Dialogue and inaugurates #EUSavesLives Exhibition in Portimão

| August 2, 2019

On 1 August, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides (pictured) held a Citizens’ Dialogue on the European civil protection and the importance of rescEU, in Portimão, Portugal and he also visited the Tsunami Early Warning System installed on the coast of Portimão, where he witnessed and discussed the Portuguese efforts on early warning […]

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#Portugal – €68 million cohesion investment to upgrade #MinhoRailwayLine

#Portugal – €68 million cohesion investment to upgrade #MinhoRailwayLine

| August 2, 2019

The Cohesion Fund invests almost €68 million in northern Portugal, to upgrade the 92-km section of the Minho single-track railway line between Nine and Valença, on the Spanish border. The project is part of the Porto-Valença-Spain rail corridor, which plays an important economic role in the region. In addition, the upgrade will improve comfort, safety […]

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#Portugal #Socialists lead election poll, but would not win majority

#Portugal #Socialists lead election poll, but would not win majority

| August 1, 2019

Portugal’s ruling Socialists remain favourites to win a parliamentary election in October but will fail to grab an absolute majority, according to a new poll, writes Catarina Demony. Prime Minister Antonio Costa’s (pictured) centre-left Socialists were seen winning 35.5% of the vote, according to the survey by Multidados for TV channel TVI published on Tuesday […]

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#Portugal fires under partial control, weather raises concerns

#Portugal fires under partial control, weather raises concerns

| July 23, 2019

Fires that swept across central Portugal for nearly 48 hours were under partial control on Monday (22 July), but adverse weather conditions are raising concern they will flare up again, write Catarina Demony in Lisbon and Miguel Pereira and Rafael Marchante in Vila de Rei and Macao. The last of three wildfires that broke out […]

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Police launch investigation as #Wildfire sweeps central Portugal

Police launch investigation as #Wildfire sweeps central Portugal

| July 22, 2019

More than 800 firefighters battled a wildfire sweeping across central Portugal on Sunday (21 July), after bringing under control two other blazes which left 20 people injured and prompted authorities to partially evacuate a village, write Catarina Demony in Lisbon and Miguel Pereira and Rafael Marchante in Vila de Rei. In a statement released on […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves prolongation of Portuguese guarantee scheme on #EIB lending

#StateAid – Commission approves prolongation of Portuguese guarantee scheme on #EIB lending

| May 21, 2019

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, a prolongation of a Portuguese guarantee scheme on European Investment Bank (EIB) lending until 20 November 2019. The scheme covers state guarantees to banks that guarantee EIB loans granted to companies in Portugal. The Commission found the prolongation of the scheme to be in line […]

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