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Portugal's economy returns to growth in 2014

Portugal's economy returns to growth in 2014

27 February 2015   0 comments
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...

ECB unveils new 20-euro banknote 25 February 2015

The ECB is gradually phasing in new banknotes to replace those in circulation since the euro became a physical currency in January 2002.

Greece, Germany face off in last-chance debt talks 20 February 2015

Germany and Greece face off at yet another eurozone meeting Friday in search of a last-minute bailout compromise, with Berlin insisting Athens accept continued austerity in return for fresh debt aid.After...

Portugal backs Germany on debt deal for Greece 20 February 2015

Portuguese Finance Minister Maria Luis Albuquerque insisted in a German newspaper interview on Friday that Greece must fulfil the current conditions of its international bailout. "There is a framework...

Angry Portuguese storm bank demanding debt pay-back

19 February 2015
Dozens of angry clients of Portugal's recently collapsed Banco Espirito Santo (BES) stormed a branch of its successor Novo Banco on Thursday demanding the pay-back of bonds representing their life-savings.In......

Spain's CaixaBank makes bid for Portuguese lender BPI

17 February 2015
Spain's third-biggest lender CaixaBank said Tuesday it would launch a full takeover for Portuguese rival BPI, just months after it bought Barclays' Spanish operations, as it seeks to expand abroad.CaixaBank,......

Spain's CaixaBank makes bid for Portuguese lender BPI 17 February 2015

Spain's third-biggest lender CaixaBank said Tuesday it would launch a full takeover for Portuguese rival BPI, just months after it bought Barclays' Spanish operations, as it seeks to expand abroad.CaixaBank,...

One of two Portuguese kidnapped in Mozambique freed 6 February 2015

A Portuguese woman kidnapped Wednesday in a rich Maputo neighbourhood has been freed, her embassy announced Friday.A Portuguese man abducted Monday remains missing.The woman was freed around 2000 GMT...

Two Portuguese nationals kidnapped in Mozambique's capital 5 February 2015

Two Portuguese nationals have been kidnapped in Mozambique's capital Maputo, their embassy said Thursday.They were captured separately on Monday and Thursday, according to the Portuguese embassy's consular...

Portuguese PM opposes Greek debt renegotiation 30 January 2015

Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho said Friday he opposes any debt-renegotiation for Greece as demanded by the new anti-austerity government in power in Athens.Syriza, the far-left party that...

Cash-strapped Portuguese army to sell barracks and forts 27 January 2015

The Portuguese army is hoping to make 170 million euros ($193 million) by selling or renting out 60 properties -- among them barracks, forts, airfields and military hospitals -- to finance its modernisation...
PACQS Foundation – in memory of Antoine van Veldhuizen‏

PACQS Foundation – in memory of Antoine van Veldhuizen‏ 27 January 2015

The PACQS foundation, established in memory of Antoine van Veldhuizen and his family, supports charities striving towards a safer world.

Portuguese parliament votes against gay couples adopting 22 January 2015

Portugal's parliament on Thursday rejected draft laws to allow gay couples to adopt children, despite a strong vote in favour by the left-wing Socialists which left the margin smaller than ever.The draft...

Portugal Telecom shareholders approve 7.4-bln-euro sale to A... 22 January 2015

Portugal Telecom shareholders on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the 7.4-billion-euro ($8.4 billion) sale of the operator's Portuguese assets to France's Altice.The green light removes the last obstacle...

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