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EU looks to Spain, Portugal to reduce energy dependence

EU looks to Spain, Portugal to reduce energy dependence

4 March 2015   0 comments
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...

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...

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