Category: politics

Portugal’s 2013 Budget

I love it in Portugal, and often say that moving abroad is the best thing we ever did. However, I’ve always been determined to ensure that my blog tells it like it is. On that basis, right now I’m pissed off, disillusioned and demotivated. The reason? Portugal’s 2013 state budget. Portuguese news doesn’t always make…

Economy of Portugal & the General Strike

Whenever I speak to friends and relatives in the UK at the moment, I am asked about the Portugal economy. Usually what is said is something along the lines of “oooh, isn’t Portugal in trouble at the moment?” Given that Portugal is staging a nationwide general strike today, I thought it appropriate to add a…

Portugal Red Tape Rant

I had very much hoped to call this next post “Chilling Like a Resident.” Unfortunately, despite a tour of four different government offices yesterday, it was not to be – we still don’t have our residency. The two major problems here, as I see them, are firstly that European law changes all the time and…