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                                                                                              Museum visitors are middle aged foreigners

                                                                                                Visitors to the National Coach Museum (MNC) in Lisbon are mostly
                                                                                              foreigners and are on average 46-years-old.  According to a study by
                                                                                              the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage (DGPC), which was
                                                                                              conducted based on visitor surveys, the MNC’s visitors are made up of
                                                                                              77 percent foreigners, with 2 percent of this number representing
                                                                                              foreigners who are resident in the country.  In all, 62 different
                                                                                              nationalities visited the museum, with a third of visitors coming from
                                                                                              France, while Spain, the United States and Brazil were the next top
                                                                                              nationalities.
                                                                                              Portugal with 4  lowest birth rate in the EU
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                                                                                                Portugal had the fourth lowest birth rate among the European
                                                                                              Union (EU) member states in 2018 and its population fell to 10.28
                                                                                              million people  Data released by the EU’s statistics office, Eurostat,
                                                                                              reveal that Portugal’s birth rate last year was 0.85 percent, the fourth
                                                                                              lowest in the EU and was only higher than Italy (0.73 percent), Spain
                                                                                              (0.79 percent) and Greece (0.81 percent).  The birth rate in 2017 was
                                                                                              0.84 percent in Portugal.
                                                                                              Parliament rejects move to ban dog racing in
                                                                                              Portugal
                                                                                                Portugal’s parliament has rejected a move to ban dog racing in the
                                                                                              country.  Two proposals from the BE Left Bloc and the PAN party for
                                                                                              people, animals and nature have been rebuffed. While the greens
                                                                                              also voted in favour of passing the bill, which primarily focused on
                                                                                              greyhound racing, but aimed to cover all types of dog races, the PS
                                                                                              socialists, PSD social democrats, CDS-PP Christian democrats and
                                                                                              PCP communist party voted against it
                                                                                              Porto suspends new ALs for six months
                                                                                                Porto council has approved a suspension of new Local
                                                                                              Accommodation registrations (AL) for six months.  The new
                                                                                              registrations of Local Accommodation (LA) “in containment zones” in
 efficient use of water” because in spite of there being no complications presently, if the drought continues then
 efficient use of water” because in spite of there being no complications presently, if the drought continues then  Porto are now prohibited, for a period of six months or until the entry
 efficient use of water” because in spite of there being no complications presently, if the drought continues then
 efficient use of water” because in spite of there being no complications presently, if the drought continues then
 efficient use of water” because in spite of there being no complications presently, if the drought continues then
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                                                                                              into force of the regulation.  According to the Councillor for Economy,
      WEATHER                                                                                 Tourism and Trade, Ricardo Valente, this suspension will take effect
                                                                                              in areas where there is pressure of above 50 percent of LA, as is the
       Temperatures to soar in the south                                                      case of parishes in the Historic Centre and Bonfim.
                                                                                              Visas suspended for Iranian nationals - no
      High day and night temperatures combined with clear skies in the Algarve are predicted
      High day and night temperatures combined with clear skies in the Algarve are predicted
      High day and night temperatures combined with clear skies in the Algarve are predicted  explanation given
      High day and night temperatures combined with clear skies in the Algarve are predicted
      High day and night temperatures combined with clear skies in the Algarve are predicted
      for the week ahead.
      for the week ahead.                                                                       Portugal has suspended visas for Iranian citizens for security
      for the week ahead.
      for the week ahead.
      for the week ahead.
        Lisbon:
        Lisbon:  Temperatures are on
                                     The South:
        Lisbon:                      The South:                    The North:                 reasons, the foreign minister said in committee on Tuesday, but he
        Lisbon:
        Lisbon:
                                     The South: The south of the
                                                                   The North:
                                                                   The North:  Temperatures are
                                                                   The North:
                                     The South:
                                     The South:
                                                                   The North:
      the rise in the capital with highs of  country will be feeling hot this  to remain steady in the north with  did not explain why.  “Yes, we have suspended [visas for Iranian
      28 degrees over the weekend   week with temperatures reaching  average highs of 25 degrees and  citizens] for security reasons,” Augusto Santos Silva said in
      increasing to maximum         the 35 degree mark.  Clear skies  lows of 16 degrees.  Intermittent  response to a question from centre-right Gonçalves Pereira MP.
      temperatures of 32 degrees by  are predicted for the entire week  cloud cover is predicted for the  The minister asked, however, not to explain the reason while the
      Tuesday.  Northerly winds will help  and it will also be feeing warm in  entire week with a chance of rain  parliamentary committee was taking place with journalists present,
      to keep Lisbon feeling fresher, as  the evenings with lows only  expected on Tuesday and  assuring that it will give “all the explanations” at the end of the
      will intermittent cloud cover.  dropping to 23 degrees.    Wednesday.                   session, behind closed doors.
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