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European airlines told to have two in cockpit at all times

European airlines told to have two in cockpit at all times

27 March 2015   0 comments
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) recommended Friday that at least two people be present in the cockpit of planes at all times, following the apparently deliberate crashing of the Germanwings...

S&P raise outlook on Portugal to 'positive' 20 March 2015

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's on Friday raised its outlook for Portugal to "positive" from "stable," noting gradual economic recovery in the eurozone country that needed an international bailout during...

Portugal's tax chief resigns over alleged VIP list 18 March 2015

The head of Portugal's tax revenue service, Antonio Brigas Afonso, resigned Wednesday under pressure over alleged special treatment for VIPs.Afonso has denied any knowledge of the existence of a "top...
Foreigners' Health card to address major concerns for expats in Portugal

Foreigners' Health card to address major concerns for expats... 17 March 2015

The Foreigners' Health card is designed for foreigners living or considering moving to Portugal, who would like to address some major concerns that go with living abroad for long periods of time.

Stripping policeman convicted for wearing service weapon 14 March 2015

A Portuguese policeman was Friday handed a 22-month suspended jail sentence for wearing his service weapon while performing stripteases.The 32-year-old officer admitted to the court in Novo de Sao Joao...

Portugal hit by anti-austerity strike

13 March 2015
Schools, hospitals, courts and state offices across Portugal were hit by a day-long strike on Friday called by civil servants fed up with austerity-linked salary and job cuts.Banners were put up in front......

Portugal PM seeks to fend off tax controversy

11 March 2015
Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho on Wednesday sought to calm a storm over his late payment of taxes and social security contributions as protesters shouted for him to resign.Passos Coelho,......

EU looks to Spain, Portugal to reduce energy dependence 4 March 2015

The EU took a step Wednesday to reduce its energy dependence, especially on Russia, seeking instead to improve connections between renewable energy giants Spain and Portugal, and the rest of Europe.At...

No 'diabolical plan' to topple Greek government: EU chief 4 March 2015

EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday there was no "diabolical plan" by Spain and Portugal to topple Greece's new hard-left government after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused the...

Germany denounces Tsipras attack on Spain and Portugal 2 March 2015

Germany on Monday angrily denounced Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for accusing eurozone partners Spain and Portugal of undermining his negotiations with Brussels, saying he had been out of line.The...

EU pushing for unity to end row over Greek PM comments 2 March 2015

The EU said Monday it is trying to mediate in a simmering row between Greece and its eurozone partners Spain and Portugal after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused them of undermining debt talks with...

Portuguese PM at centre of controversy over unpaid dues 1 March 2015

Portugal's main opposition party on Sunday took aim at centre-right Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho over a report that he failed to pay his social security contributions for five years.The Publico...

Greek PM vows no retreat in 'battle' with creditors 28 February 2015

Greece's premier on Saturday vowed no surrender in his "battle" with the country's creditors and accused other eurozone stragglers of trying to undermine its negotiations with Brussels."The battle will...

Portugal's economy returns to growth in 2014 27 February 2015

Portugal's economy returned to growth in 2014 with an expansion of 0.9 percent, after contracting by 1.4 percent the year before, the country's national statistics office Ine said Friday.It was the first...

Portugal arrests 7 over cyber attacks 26 February 2015

Seven people suspected of committing cyber attacks against government bodies and the police were arrested in Portugal Thursday, prosecutors said.The perpetrators are alleged to have hacked into the websites...

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