The meteorological conditions in August proved favourable to renewable energy production that correspondingly accounted for 40% of monthly energy consumption according to figures released by REN, the national grid operator, on Monday.
The already well underway grape harvest for the Tagus valley region should result in the production of around 50 million litres of wine, the region's Viticulture Commission announced on Monday.
Four people have died on Portugal’s beaches between 1 July and the 31 August. That is seven fewer deaths than during the same period of last year, according to figures released Monday by the National Maritime Authority.
Over the past week Lisbon’s Public Safety Police arrested a total of 178 people for a wide scope of crimes, ranging from drink-driving to robberies and illegal immigration.
The Portuguese minister of labour said on Friday that the drop in unemployment in the country to 14% was “good news” and a “sign of hope”, adding that the figures “correct seasonal effects”.
The state put up the advance of €635 million to ensure the initial capitalisation process of Novo Banco, the ‘good’ bank to emerge out of the collapsed BES group, according to a statement from the Portuguese Banking Association.
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