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Wednesday, 2 December 2015 15:36

Brussels, Dec. 2 (Lusa) – The European Commission (EC) acknowledged on Wednesday it would accept a draft version of Portugal’s 1016 budget “until the end of December/early January”, a community source said after a meeting...

Friday, 27 November 2015 14:38

Lisbon, Nov. 27 (Lusa) – The first cabinet meeting of Portugal’s 21st constitutional government took place on Friday and approved its official program, a source has confirmed to Lusa. That program, due for delivery to parli...

Friday, 27 November 2015 9:10

  Lisbon, Nov. 26 (Lusa) - Portugal's new finance minister, Mário Centeno, said on Thursday that he presumes that the European Commission's urgency to speak with him "is the same they apply to all countries, in ...

Friday, 27 November 2015 9:07

Brussels, Nov. 26 (Lusa) - The European Commission is to enter into contact "very rapidly" with Portugal's new finance minister, Mário Centeno, to find out the new Socialist government's "intentions", the commissioner f...

Friday, 27 November 2015 8:51

Lisbon, Nov. 26 (Lusa) - Portugal's new prime minister, António Costa of the Socialist Party, on Thursday pledged his government to be "moderate" in action, saying it was not a time for radicalisation, and stressed his ...

Friday, 27 November 2015 8:50

LISBON — Portugal's first far left-supported Socialist government was sworn in on Thursday, promising to end austerity as the president said he would use all his powers to guarantee the country adopts a disciplined bud...

Friday, 27 November 2015 8:48

MADRID — António Costa, the Socialist leader, on Thursday took office as Portugal’s new prime minister, at the helm of a minority government that has pledged to comply with European fiscal commitments while also rev...

Thursday, 26 November 2015 8:57

The programme of Portugal's new Socialist government should be debated in parliament on Tuesday and Wednesday next week, it was agreed at a meeting of leaders of the parliamentary parties on Wednesday.   In co...

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 14:38

Leftwing parties looked set to oust Portugal's minority centre-right government on Tuesday in a parliamentary vote, part of a drive to set up their own Socialist-led administration they hope will put an end to years of h...

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 14:42

The president of Portugal is to start hearing the social partners on Thursday, two days after the government was brought down after only 11 days when its programme was rejected by par...

Monday, 23 November 2015 14:42

The president of Portugal has asked the general secretary of the country’s Socialist party for six clarifications on questions the president believes need to be resolved between the left-wing parties that want to form ...

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 8:41

President Anibal Cavaco Silva will meet the chief executive officers of Portugal’s biggest banks as the country waits for his decision on who will be the next prime minister....

Friday, 20 November 2015 14:47

Portugal's caretaker premier told the president on Friday that the Socialists, who ousted him last week, must come up with a more viable proposal than a minority government with unreliable parliamentary support from the ...

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 14:54

Portugal's president, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, is analysing the proposed government team submitted by the Socialist leader, António Costa, after the head of state appointed him prime minister on Tuesday, officials said. ...

Friday, 20 November 2015 14:49

The Portuguese parliament approved legislation to reverse alterations made to the national abortion law pushed through by the former centre-right government in its final year of government following a vote on Friday. ...

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 8:41

Portugal's president, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, on Tuesday contrasted the current political crisis with the situation the country faced in 2011, when it was forced to seek a euro-zone bailout, noting the existence of "a fina...