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Bailout beckons as Portugal’s Sócrates resigns

José Sócrates failed to convince other political parties of the need for further cuts.

Portugal moves a step closer to a Greek-style crisis as the Socialist prime minister steps down after an unsuccessful congressional vote on measures to cut the deficit.

March 24th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Portugal News | Read More »

Portugal’s history echoes down the ages

Lisbon is a modern, relatively prosperous capital, yet the rest of the country lags woefully behind the EU’s average GDP per capita. Photo: Andrew Eatwell

In ‘The Portuguese: A Modern History’, Barry Hatton has written a lively and rigorous account of how a nation that is so often overlooked has come through disaster, dictatorship, revolution and economic mismanagement.

March 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Books, Culture, Featured, Portugal News | Read More »

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