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Portugal's Constitutional Court Blocks Bailout Measures NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Year, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Portugal's Constitutional Court has struck down austerity measures considered necessary by the government to meet the conditions of its 78-billion-euro (101 billion US dollars) bailout program, opening a billion-euro gap in the country's 2013 budget.
Portugal: An Open Letter to Germany NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 14 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Portuguese economist and researcher José Maria Castro Caldas published an open letter to the citizens of Germany on the website of the Initiative for a Citizen Audit of the public debt. The Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel will be on an official...
Portugal: Initiative Against Proposed State Budget NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 20 Minutes ago
The interest rates on the public debt are “the only expenses that can be cut without recessive effects, bringing benefit to the liberation of resources for investment and job creation”, states [pt] the Democratic Congress of Alternatives...
Portugal: Media Sector Struggling in Hard Times NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Year, 10 Months, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
A four-day strike by Portuguese news agency Lusa's workers, against 30% cuts recently announced in the 2013 Budget and more, may represent the starting point for a broader discussion about the role of journalism in democratic societies, in their vari...
Portugal: Citizen Digital Activism NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 6 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
The atmosphere of growing indignation lived in Portugal in face of austerity measures, imposed by government at the command of the troika, has served as the trigger for more and more initiatives that bring new takes on the potential of digital media...
Portugal: Siege to Parliament Live NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Thousands of protesters in Lisbon are gathered in front of the Assembly of the Republic, in response to a call for a “Siege to São Bento [Palace]” [pt], the home to Portuguese Parliament. The protest is being livestreamed on bambuser, on Twitte...
Portugal: Global Noise Cultural Protest in Images NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
In Portugal, October 13's Global Noise pot-banging protests took the form of performing arts and cultural demonstrations in 14 cities, under the motto "Screw the troika! We want our lives". In this post we gather a selection of photos and videos from...
Iberian revolt continues NEW
Revolting Europe 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards and Portuguese rallied in the streets of their countries’ capitals Saturday to protest against deepening austerity plans imposed by their right wing governments. In Madrid, demonstrators sought to ‘encir...
Merkel et la soupe de poulet NEW
Le bloc note (de l'expérience européenne) 1 Year, 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 13 Minutes ago
#29S #Lisboa placard: Portuguse ministers impose troika austerity to feed a fat Merkel...
Portugal: Unionists Take to the Streets in Protest NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Year, 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 5 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Following the biggest popular protest of the last decades in Portugal, on September 15, 2012, every week people have been taking to the streets. More demonstrations were called for September 29, “against the theft of wages, pensions and retirem...
Portugal’s protest movement unites to fight the cuts NEW
Revolting Europe 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Portugal’s anti-austerity protest this Saturday promises to be another big one after the organisers that brought as many as a million into the streets on September 15 swung behind the demonstrations and rallies planned by the CGTP trade union c...
Portugal | Regierung gibt nach – vorerst NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Die portugiesische Regierung hat ihre umstrittene Entscheidung, die Sozialversicherungsbeiträge der Arbeitnehmer (TSU) zu erhöhen, wieder rückgängig gemacht. Sie kündigt jedoch neue Steuererhöhungen für den Haushalt...
Portuguese Prime Minister Finds Himself Under the Cosh NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Things aren't looking bright for Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, writes Patricia Kowsmann.
Portugal: Massive Protest Against Troika Sparks Momentum NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
The biggest demonstration of the last decades in Portugal took place on September 15 2012 , under the anti-austerity motto "Screw troika! We want our lives". Nearly 1 million people took to the streets to protest against the government. Beyond discon...
They will sink Portugal as they have done with Greece NEW
Revolting Europe 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
By Juan Torres López They are still applying cuts in Portugal (and Spain) although they do not work and produce (as critical economists have warned) the opposite effect to that predicted by the neoliberal authorities. They have imposed brutal increa...
Portugalsko | Chvíli oddechu výměnou za úsporná opatření NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 17 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Portugalsko zjistilo, že si v roce 2013 sáhne do kapes hlouběji než letos. Trojka ve složení EU/ECB/MMF sice dala Lisabonu další rok na dosažení 3% deficitu veřejných financí, ale vláda mu...
Portugal | Troika oferece mais tempo para respirar, em troca de mais austeridade NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 17 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Portugal descobriu que vida em 2013 vai ser ainda mais difícil do que em 2012. Na mesma altura em que a troika UE/BCE/FMI concede mais um ano a Lisboa para atingir a meta de um défice de 3%, o Governo está ocupado a lançar...
Portugal | Troika bietet Atempause… für härteren Sparkurs NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 17 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Portugal begreift, dass den Menschen 2013 noch tiefer in die Tasche gegriffen werden wird als 2012. Während die Troika aus EZB, EU und IWF dem Land ein zusätzliches Jahr zum Erreichen des Defizitziels von 3 Prozent einräumt, verabschie...
Portugal: More Austerity, Why's the Revolution Taking So Long? NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 20 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
The Portuguese government led by Pedro Passos Coelho is increasingly distancing itself from its electoral promises and from the path which it promised to follow during the election period, generating a wave of discontent which is manifesting itself p...
The 'forgotten man' of the euro crisis catches a break... NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
While everyone is gearing up for the EU's 'Super Wednesday', Portuguese Finance Minister Vítor Gaspar has made a quite important announcement. As we anticipated in our daily press summary more than two weeks ago, following its fifth monitoring missi...
Portugal having a better time of it… NEW
FT Alphaville 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
That’s Portugal’s 5-year CDS back below 500bps for the first time since March 2011 (we threw in Spain and Italy too as they have tightened a fair bit and we had load of chart space)....
Portugal: Public Television on the Way to Being Privatised NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
“Portugal will be the only country in Europe without a public radio and television service.” This was one of the first outraged reactions on Twitter, soon after the (un)official announcement of the proposal to privatise Portuguese Public Televisi...
The ECB’s possible Portugese gambit NEW
FT Alphaville 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 19 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Draghi-day is just around the corner and JPM’s Malcom Barr is of the opinion that the ECB might just kick off its move by purchasing short-dated Portuguese sovereign debt....
Dealing in the dark: Portugal’s sad defence contracts NEW
Transparency International EU blog 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
On 06 September, Transparency International releases its annual report on enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. Right at the time the European Union is consumed with the debate over the debt crisis and politicians across the EU are busy pl...
Portuguese, a Global Language? NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
A community page on Facebook, Língua Portuguesa: Uma Língua Global? (Portuguese Language: A Global Language?) [pt], provides a diversity of materials to promote the debate about the expansion of Portuguese language and its consequences. Several cri...
Portugal and a second bailout NEW
FT Alphaville 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Chalk this one up to the ‘second bailout, no PSI‘ trade, maybe — Portuguese government bonds have been a top performer so far this year.So, as for that second bailout…...
Havnearbejdere i strejke mod EU-krav NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 2 Years, 1 Week, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: Portugisiske havnearbejdere fik opbakning til strejke mod EU's krav om at liberalisere havnearbejdet - Nyheder / Faglig, Portugal, Søren Søndergaard, Havne, Eurokrise...
Optimistic Passos ‘on another planet’ say critics NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 1 Week, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Portugal’s prime minister is ‘living on another planet’ unions said this week after Carlos Passos Coelho predicted that investment in the crisis-hit economy would bounce back next year. The right-wing premier’s upbeat assessme...
Beja Airport – The Analysis Paralysis Infection? NEW
Rubicon Crossing 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
So the sad saga of Beja airport analysis paralysis continues, only one passenger flight fly’s to Beja airport from Heathrow per week? One security guard guards an empty airport, believe me I have been there and seen it. The good news is ANA...
Portugal | In Krisenzeiten boomt die Schattenwirtschaft NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
In den 1970er Jahren betrug der Anteil der Schattenwirtschaft am BIP 9,3 Prozent, 2010 dagegen 24,8 Prozent, berichtet die Tageszeitung i aus Lissabon. Laut einer Studie der Universität Porto lag das BIP in dem Jahr bei 130 Milliarden Euro, der...
Portugal | Economia paralela explode em tempo de crise NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
O peso da economia não registada evoluiu em Portugal de 9,3% em 1970 para 24,8% em 2010, escreve o diário lisboeta i. De acordo com um estudo realizado pela Universidade do Porto, o PIB atingiu os 130 mil milh&o...
Portugalsko | Stínová ekonomika během krize roste NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Portugalská stínová ekonomika vzrostla z 9,3 % HDP v roce 1970 na 24,8 % v roce 2010, píše lisabonský deník i. Podle analýzy Portské univerzity činilo HDP 130 miliard euro, zatím...
Cinema | Portugal - Luzes, câmara e... cortes! (Libération, Paris) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
A nova geração do cinema português destaca-se nas suas aparições em festivais internacionais. Mas no seu país, onde a crise provoca um corte total do comprometimento do Estado na cultura, os pequenos produtores estão cada vez mais frágeis. Ve...
Portugalsko | Úspěšný film s nejistou budoucností (Libération, Paříž) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Na mezinárodních festivalech na sebe výrazně upozornila mladá generace portugalských filmařů. Ale na domácí scéně, kde se stát v oblasti kultury přestává v důsledku krize angažovat, se menší producenti ocitají čím dál víc v c...
Kino | Portugal: Action... cut! (Libération, Paris) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Die junge Garde des portugiesischen Kinos macht auf den internationalen Festivals auf sich aufmerksam. Doch in der Heimat spart Vater Staat aufgrund der Krise immer mehr an der Kulturförderung. Die unabhängigen Produktionsfirmen sind in Gefahr. Meh...
Portugal: Tugaleaks Bank Account Deemed as Terrorist and Closed NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Website Tugaleaks, which aims to serve since December 2010 as Portugal's Wikileaks, had its bank account for donations arbitrarily closed on July 13 with no official communication [pt]. Tugaleaks contributors were finally told the account had bee...
Portugal: Troika, government blamed for 25% rise in numbers signing on NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
The number of people signing on at job centres in June in Portugal increased to 645,995, a 24.5% leap compared to a year earlier. That’s a rise of 127,250. The Portuguese Communist Party described the figures as ’alarming’ and blam...
Les Portugais sont-ils en voie de disparition ? NEW
L'Europe décalèe 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Le Portugal se vide de ses habitants. La population vieillit, les naissances déclinent et l’immigration freine. Sans parler de la crise qui pousse les jeunes diplômés à aller chercher un avenir meilleur ailleurs, s'alarme un journaliste de l'he...
Le Portugal arrosé par le soleil de ses anciennes colonies NEW
Le Taurillon 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Autrefois puissance intercontinentale incontestable, la suprématie du Portugal a fini par décliner au fur et à mesure de l'abandon de ses colonies. Aujourd'hui, dans une situation financière difficile, ce sont pourtant ces mêmes anciennes coloni...
Portugal – Please Switch The Lights Off When You Leave! NEW
A Fistful of Euros 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The recent decision by the Portuguese constitutional court to unwind public sector salary cuts included by the government in its austerity measures has once more given rise to speculation the country may not meet it’s 4.5% deficit target for 20...
The challenge to Portugal’s health service is not an ageing population, but how best to organize healthcare delivery NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 37 Minutes ago
Many European countries now face the demographic challenge of an ageing population that many predict will strain public services, including healthcare, to a near breaking point. Pedro Pita Barros argues that Portugal is unlikely to witness an explosi...
Hoy cocina: Portugal !! NEW
Europ@ Junior. La Unión Europea contada a los niños 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Hoy le toca cocinar a nuestros vecinos y amigos de Portugal, un país al que le encantan los dulces y la repostería, por lo que sus tartas y pasteles son conocidos en todo el mundo. Hoy os contamos como hacer los pastéis de Belem o pasteles de Bel
How Portugal Found Itself in Crisis NEW
The Commission of Ideas 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Despite Being a Well-Managed EconomyNY Times Article on Crisis in Portugal2011 IMF Country Report PortugalThe story of Portugal is one of how a small, soundly run economy can be battered by unstable market forces in its immediate environment. Prior t...
Fresh anti-austerity protests hit Portugal NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Thousands marched in Lisbon Saturday against the austerity measures of the right wing prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho. The protest, organised by the CGTP trade union confederation, follows marches and rallies in the country’s second largest...
Tens of thousands march in Portugal against austerity NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
30,000 portuguese marched Saturday in Portugal’s second biggest city of Oporto demanding a change in the right-wing government’s austerity policies. The demonstration was organised by the CGTP union, which has 600,000 members. General Sec...
Portugal: 30,000 in protest against ‘pact of aggression’ NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 3 Months, 16 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Thirty thousand marched in Lisbon Saturday to protest against the bail out plan, or ‘pact of aggression’  one year since it was agreed between the Portuguese government and the IMF-EU-ECB Troika. Attacks on public services, welfare, risi...
Not everyone is feeling the pain in Portugal NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
What with record unemployment, a massive squeeze on incomes and welfare and public services being slashed, it’s tough for the Portuguese these days. Not for all of them, mind you. Not the shareholders and top executives of Portugal’s bank...
Rally against austerity, labour reforms ‘historic’ say Portuguese communists NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Today’s rally against austerity and regressive labour ‘reforms’ in Lisbon was an ‘historic event,’ the biggest in terms of popular support for over 30 years, according to Jerónimo de Sousa, general secretary of the Port...
Portugal och Ungern på fallrepet NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 7 Months, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Samtidigt som kommissionen hotar Ungern med indragning av EU-bidrag på grund av statsfinansiell misskötsel kommer signaler att Portugal behöver ytterligare ett krislån.Ministerrådet har under flera år påpekat att Ungern måste hålla ordning p...
Protests promised in Portugal over rail fare hikes NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 7 Months, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
PORTUGAL A Plataforma das Comissões de Utentes da Carris, the Platform of Committees of Rail Transport Users, has promised to organise protests in the coming days over sharp rises in fares for rail transport announced by the right wing government of...
Portugal senkt Wachstumsprognose für 2012 NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 2 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 42 Minutes ago
Aber was heisst schon Wachstum? Ein tieferes Loch wird jetzt von der portugiesischen Notenbank gesehen. Statt minus 2,2% wie im Herbst erwartet die Bank von Portugal jetzt minus 3,1%. (Spannenderweise wird das Minus für 2011 nun mit -1,6% (statt -1,...
Portuguese face deepest pay cut in over quarter of century NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 8 Months, 18 Hours, 1 Minute ago
The Portuguese will see biggest fall in pay next year since 1985 and the sharpest drop in the 27 countries of the EU, according to the union of technical public employees (Sindicato dos Quadros Técnicos do Estado e de Entidades com Fins Públicos).
Union accuses Portugal Goverment of ‘subverting’ democracy NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 8 Months, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
The leader of Portugal’s main CGTP trade union has accused the government of refusing dialogue and “subverting” democracy in its drive to change labour laws under an austerity bailout programme. Manuel Carvalho da Silva forecast that the centre...
Contagion Beyond the Headlines: Portugal and Eastern Europe NEW
The Worden Report 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
The E.U. states of Greece and Italy were grabbing headlines during the first two weeks of November 2011, given the dramatic resignations of Papandreou and Berlusconi. The only other state to get some attention was France. The Wall Street Journal note...
Portugal and the Troika Assessment NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Some time ago I was writing to say that there were some news about the austerity measures sugested by the Troika to the Portuguese Government in order to control the Public Budget and Debt. It is commonly known that in spite of all the hard times Por...
A Portuguese silver lining? NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 3 Years, 1 Week, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Financial markets today have been whipsawed yet again by data showing the one bright spot on the eurozone’s economic horizon – the German growth engine – may be faltering. But Eurostat’s quarterly report on the currency region’s economic he...
[New] Portuguese Politics & Economics and the World NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Years, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The  recent Portuguese PSD-CDS/PP coalition Government received a heavy burden to be shared with all the Portuguese people. Eventhough the Portuguese people don’t have the complete knowledge needed to answer the main question: “Why?R...
Before another Greek bail-out, a first look at Portugal NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 3 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
If the Greek crisis has taught us anything over the past few weeks it’s that going from a bail-out back into the financial markets is hard, and any rescue programme should be very conservative when it comes to estimating how …Continue reading...
Portugal's deceptive shift to the right NEW
European Economic Policy 3 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
It's a clear majority on paper, but messier in reality.The polls in Portugal have been closed for an hour, and it is already clear that the Socialist Party led by Jose Socrates have been thrown out of office with its worst showing since 1987, an...
Sometimes you can't have both: democracy and the euro NEW
European Economic Policy 3 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 15 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
There is a fundamental tension between democracy and the euro that is playing itself out in the South of Europe today. Daniel Oliveira of the Portuguese newspaper Expresso wrote this week that Portugal is being treated like a colony by the North, whe...
The last 400 years and the next four NEW
The Lisboners 3 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Four hundred years ago Portugal was going through its first experience of European political integration. Today we call it the “age of the Philips” and it makes us think of Spain, but only by ignorance. The Philips belonged to a … C...
Ecofin: Eurozone bailout Portugal NEW
Grahnlaw 3 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
It is a telling sign of weak EU structures that the chief outcome of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) is produced ”in the margins” of the Council: Statement by the Eurogroup and ECOFIN Ministers (16 May; no document identifier)...
Statement by the Eurogroup and ECOFIN Ministers (16 May 2011) NEW
Regards citoyens 3 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
      Ministers unanimously agreed today to grant financial assistance in response to the Portuguese authorities' request of 7 April 2011. Ministers concur with the Commission and the ECB that providin...
La enfermedad crónica de Portugal NEW
Traducción lengua de Europa 3 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
¿Han sido los técnicos de la troica FMI/UE/BCE capaces de identificar los problemas de Portugal y, en un mes, aplicar el fármaco que ningún político portugués tuvo el valor de aplicar?João Almada y un amigo estaban cazando en los años 60 en e...
FT video: Portugal’s bail-out NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 3 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Portugal is to get a €78bn ($116bn) bail-out from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, the third eurozone country to receive emergency external funding. Lex's John Authers and Vincent Boland discuss if it's enough to resolve the...
Portugal and the bail-out enigma NEW
Gavin Hewitt's Europe (BBC) 3 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Gradually the details are emerging of the EU's third bail-out deal. Portugal will be offered 78bn euros (£70bn) over three years. It is a substantial loan and higher than some expected. A total of 12bn euros will be set aside...
Parliamentary Election Surveys in Portugal NEW
Place du Luxembourg 3 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 15 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
With many thanks to Marktest for making this publically available. There are some interestingly consistent discrepancies between surveyors… Nonetheless, we can see that most surveys have the opposition PSD loosing ground to the PS in recent day...
Bailouts, austerity and democratic legitimacy – it’s not pretty, but politics is working in Europe NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 3 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
By Phillip Souta Jose Socrates, the prime minister of embattled Portugal, tendered his resignation on 23 March after failing in a last ditch attempt to get a raft of austerity measures through parliament.  New elections are to be held on 5 June.
Portugal: the danger is not over NEW
Gavin Hewitt's Europe (BBC) 3 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
LISBON The threat of a bail-out had been hanging over Portugal for months. It perhaps explains why the initial reaction to the request for help was so muted. But talking to people in the warm sunshine you discover a different...
Last post for Portuguese democracy NEW
Europe not EU 3 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 12 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
This will be my last post on this blog I’m afraid, as you can tell from my absence there have been some problems. It will be goodbye from me, on this forum at least. You can follow me doing my day job here. But by the way of a farewell… O...
L'Union veille sur son patient portugais NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 3 Years, 5 Months, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Le Portugal a mis les pieds dans le plat des chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement de l’Union européenne. Réunis depuis hier soir à Bruxelles afin d’apporter une réponse systémique à la crise de la zone euro, ils sont une nouvelle...
EU summit: Anxiety over Portugal’s woes NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 3 Years, 5 Months, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
The Liberal Democrats chose the elegant Palais D'Egmont for their pre-summit gathering. While the leafy grounds are gorgeous - particularly on a very un-Belgian sunny day - the mood was anxious.Continue reading: "EU summit: Anxiety over Portugal̵...
EU summit: Portuguese opposition leader hopes against bail-out NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 3 Years, 5 Months, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
The pre-summit caucuses of leaders in their party groupings have begun, and one of the surprise guests at the centre-right European Peoples' Party meeting is Pedro Passos Coelho, the head of Portugal's opposition Social Democrats and the country's li...
Eurocicuta per Socrates NEW
Straneuropa 3 Years, 5 Months, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Caduto il governo portoghese per troppo rigore improvviso. Il dossier precipita oggi sul tavolo del vertice Ue. Soluzione complessa. Sono merluzzi amari...
Euro Update(18): Portugal in the dangerous month ahead NEW
Place du Luxembourg 3 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
I mentioned that the Portuguese  Finance Minister wasn’t very happy with the result of the meeting of Eurozone finance ministers that took place on Monday. I’m putting my money on the fact that the vote of no confidence scheduled for ...
Epizentrum Südeuropa: Europas Finanzmärkte NEW
Karpfenteich 3 Years, 9 Months, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Die Beruhigungspillen, die die Politik auf Europas Finanzmärkten verteilt, entfalten keine Wirkung mehr. Das Hilfsangebot der Europäischen Union für die Iren sollte das Beben eigentlich beenden, stattdessen hat sich das Epizentrum nach Südeur...
United Nations Security Council Election Voting Results NEW
Stephen Spillane 3 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Image via Wikipedia As promised here are the results from today’s elections at the UN General Assembly to fill 5 non-permanent seats at the UN Security Council. The quota in all elections was 127 based on the fact that 182 members were present...
Security Council Election Results NEW
Stephen Spillane 3 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 24 Minutes ago
Image by Getty Images via @daylife A follow on from this mornings post on the Elections to the five non-permament seats on the UN Security Council. The following countries have been elected: African Group: South Africa Asian Group: India Latin Americ...
Elections to the Security Council NEW
Stephen Spillane 3 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Image via Wikipedia Today 5 new members of the of United Nations Security Council will be elected. They will replace Uganda, Japan, Mexico, Turkey and Austria. They will be elected for two years. The African seat is not being contested as South Afric...
Euroblogosphere: Who discovers Portugal? NEW
Grahnlaw 3 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
The current population of Portugal is 10.6 million, but this small country was at the vanguard of European overseas exploration (Wikipedia). About 260 million speakers of Portuguese are the legacy of these intrepid explorers and the colonial empire...
Finstere Wolken über der spanischen, portugiesischen und italienischen Wirtschaft NEW
Die Euros 4 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
„Sich zu treffen ist ein Anfang, zusammen zu bleiben ist eine Entwicklung, zusammen zu arbeiten ist Erfolg.“ - Henry Ford - 1. Analysen / Italien, Spanien, Portugal, Europa in der Krise...
Sobre Portugal e terrorismo NEW
Tratados 4 Years, 4 Weeks, 3 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Obviamente sem qualquer preocupação em ser exaustivo, aqui vai uma lista com algumas das mais importantes e recentes contribuições bibliográficas sobre o tema de Portugal e o terrorismo: COSTA, Olinda (2009) The Islamist Terrorist Threat In Por...
Financial crisis and economic nationalism in Portugal NEW
blogs@ELIAMEP 4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
In a strange move, the Portuguese President of the Republic recommended recently that all Portuguese nationals should spend their holidays in the country, instead of going abroad. The minister of the Economy did not like the idea, commenting that he...
EU: Stability programme Portugal NEW
Grahnlaw 4 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
The abbreviation PIIGS has become shorthand for the troubled economies which represent five out of 16 members and a considerable proportion of the population of the eurozone: Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain. Stability programmes for euroz...
Ser anti-Israel é diferente de ser anti-semita, mas nem por isso deixa de ser nojento e ter resultados desprezíveis NEW
Tratados 4 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 3 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Há duas horas atrás, no fim de um encontro informal com alunos israelitas em que se discutiu as relações UE-Israel-Médio Oriente: Ele: De onde és, em Portugal? Eu: Sou do Porto, a segunda cidade do país. Ele: Infelizmente não fui lá, fui só...
Portugisisk opposition starkt framåt NEW
Europabloggen 4 Years, 3 Months, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Portugals högerparti får en lavinartad ökning i opinionen och tränger undan de regerande Socialdemokraterna. I både Danmark och Norge står Socialdemokraterna däremot stadigt, och i Finland är det jämt i toppen.Stor ökning för portugisisk o...
Ricardo Rodrigues: para memória futura NEW
Tratados 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Sendo este espaço dedicado a política internacional, opto por não comentar questões de política interna. Quando me senti tentado a tal, recuei para não me desviar do que aqui é essencial. Os recuos terminam hoje, porque o clima está insuport...
Portugal legalises gay marriage NEW
Chris Bryant - Minister for Europe 4 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
I welcome the fact that Portugal's parliament has approved plans to legalise gay marriage, paving the way for the country to become the sixth in Europe to allow gays and lesbians to get married.  As the Socialist Portuguese Prime Minister Jose S...
Segurança e Defesa no Tratado de Lisboa e Portugal NEW
Tratados 4 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 7 Minutes ago
Entre os vários vectores da nova Política Comum de Segurança e Defesa (não obstante o novo nome, desconfio que “PESD”/”ESDP” irá manter-se…), há um que poderá levantar algumas questões relativas ao papel de Port...
Minaretes II NEW
Tratados 4 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Costuma dizer-se que em Portugal, país de brandos costumes e de muçulmanos a condizer, os níveis de integração são bastante positivos. Mas, quem são esses muçulmanos? De onde vêm, há quanto tempo tempo cá estão? Como se integram socialmen...
Minaretes NEW
Tratados 4 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 Minutes ago
“És árabe, és preto, não prestas.” “Nós temos de andar à guerra porque eu sou cristão e tu és árabe.” Estas pérolas foram proferidas em duas escolas de Lisboa, em direcção a crianças de 5 e 7 anos, e vêm reproduz...
Le fédéralisme ibérique NEW
Le Taurillon 4 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Ce n'est pas mon idée ou celle d'une personne quelconque, mais rien de moins que celle de José de Sousa Saramago, écrivain portugais lauréat du prix Nobel de littérature en 1998 : « Je ne suis pas un prophète, mais le Portugal finira par s'int...
Parliamentary elections in Portugal and Germany NEW
Julien Frisch 4 Years, 11 Months, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
National elections in EU member states concern the lives of citizens not only in the respective countries but in all countries of the Union.Through the policy-making power of the EU Council and the guiding weight of the European Council, governments...
Visit to Portugal NEW
Meglena Kuneva 5 Years, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 23 Hours ago
On 27, 28 April I went to Portugal to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Deco, the Portuguese consumers’ association which has contributed so much to developing consumer policy in Portugal. The anniversary was commemorated with a seminar on fin...
Portugal, a developed country? NEW
Babelblogs reviews 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
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Brazilian Devours its Mother Tongue NEW
Gulf Stream Blues 6 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
By decree of a law passed last week, Portugal will no longer use Portuguese.Well, not the same kind of Portuguese anyway. In a highly controversial vote that’s been debated for many years, the Portuguese Parliament has effectively changing the lang...