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                                                                                              Biggest fish-freezing factory in Iberian
                                                                                              Peninsula to open in Lagos
                                                                                                The biggest fish and shellfish freezing factory in the Iberian
                                                                                              Peninsula is to open in Lagos on Friday. The 20 million euro
                                                                                              investment by the Battaglia Capital Group will be inaugurated on
                                                                                              Friday by the Minister of the Sea. According to its promoters, the
                                                                                              factory is “one of the most advanced fish processing and freezing
                                                                                              plants in the world, and is based on a model that is “fully
                                                                                              sustainable for workers, the environment and the market”.
                                                                                              Portugal fares poorly in positivity index
                                                                                                Portugal has been ranked second from bottom in the latest
                                                                                              Positivity Index of Nations, an annual global report which
                                                                                              measures positive economy indicators in OECD member
                                                                                              countries. The Positivity Index of Nations measures the positive
                                                                                              behaviour of countries towards future generations’ interests and
                                                                                              wellbeing, as well as countries’ positive impact on the global
                                                                                              arena. Italy was the only country to fare worse than Portugal, with
                                                                                              Iceland topping the ranking, followed by Sweden and Norway.
                                                                                              Businessman admits to forging €20 notes
                                                                                              ‘for fun’
                                                                                                A Portuguese businessman has admitted in Aveiro court to
                                                                                              producing counterfeit €20 notes. The 66-year-old confessed to
                                                                                              producing the fake money, but said the intention was never to
                                                                                              spend it. According to the Public Prosecutor’s accusation,
                                                                                              the man attempted to use one of the notes to pay for
                                                                                              petrol. The entrepreneur, from Central Portugal, said it was all just
                                                                                              a bit of fun.
                                                                                              Strikes fault of previous governments – PM
                                                                                                Portugal’s prime minister has blamed previous governments
                                                                                              for the increasing number of strikes. António Costa, who
                                                                                              came to power in 2016, said current industrial action was not due
                                                                                              to his policies, but rather a result of measures imposed by
                                                                                              previous governments. His comments come after nurses
 bris at the secondary school used as an emergency shelter for local residents in the village of Inhamizua, afterris at the secondary school used as an emergency shelter for local residents in the village of Inhamizua, after  announced 29 days of strike action for April against their poor
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       Portuguese Red Cross has     George also said that the    WEATHER
       opened a solidarity account  Portuguese Red Cross has
                                                                                              The astronomical Spring arrived on Wednesday evening,
                                                                                              The astronomical Spring arrived on Wednesday evening,
                                                                                              The astronomical Spring arrived on Wednesday evening,
       with €5,000 (from a CVP      already sent to Mozambique a                              The astronomical Spring arrived on Wednesday evening,
                                                                                              The astronomical Spring arrived on Wednesday evening,
       emergency fund), and         specialist to participate in  Spring is here              and seems to have brought Spring-like weather with it to
                                                                                              and seems to have brought Spring-like weather with it to
                                                                                              and seems to have brought Spring-like weather with it to
                                                                                              and seems to have brought Spring-like weather with it to
                                                                                              and seems to have brought Spring-like weather with it to
       Portuguese people can        operations with modern
                                                                                              most parts of the country.
                                                                                              most parts of the country.
                                                                                              most parts of the country.
                                                                                              most parts of the country.
       contribute.                  equipment, via satellite, to                              most parts of the country.
       “I appeal to all Portuguese to  support authorities to rejoin  Lisbon: The  Portuguese   The South:                   The North:
                                                                                                The South:
                                                                   Lisbon:
                                                                                                The South:
                                                                                                The South:
                                                                                                The South:  Southern
                                                                   Lisbon:
                                                                                                                             The North:
                                                                                                                             The North: Northern Portugal
                                                                                                                             The North:
                                                                   Lisbon:
                                                                   Lisbon:
                                                                                                                             The North:
       transfer the amounts they want.  families.                capital will be bright and sunny  Portugal will be a couple of  will also enjoy Spring-like
       They can donate through an   He added that “at the moment,”  this coming week, with the best of  degrees cooler than Lisbon, but  weather this coming week,
       ATM, in payments and services,  the important thing is to get  the weather reserved for the  is also set for a pleasant  though overnight lows are set to
       with the entity 20999 and    water, food and medicine to the  weekend, with highs creeping  weekend, before the arrival of  dip into single figures on most
       reference 999 999 999,” he   victims.                     towards 25 degrees Celsius.  cloud and the odd shower during  nights.
       said.                                       TPN/Agencies                               the coming week.
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