The decriminalisation process taken forward in Portugal undoubtedly serves as a clear example of the fact that showing greater tolerance to drug users does not lead to an increase in consumption. On the contrary, in Portugal’s case all the indicators show a reduction in the use of illicit drugs following this move, while the problems associated with such use also declined.
Portugal’s financial recovery program is entering a risky phase as it struggles to cut its heavy debt load amid a continuing recession, growing unemployment and mounting opposition to austerity measures, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday.
Portugal’s rising debt level is limiting the country’s ability to strike a balance between reducing the budget deficit and supporting growth, the International Monetary Fund said after approving the disbursement of 1.5 billion euros ($1.9 billion) as part of a bailout package with the European Union.
Wind pfeift auf Gipfelplateaus, Serpentinen führen durch die Serra de Monchique: Das hügelige Hinterland der Algarve lässt sich am besten bei einer Radtour erkunden. Neue Routen führen Urlauber zu scharfen Hähnchen und roten Flamingos - für sie ist Portugal schon lange ein Wintergeheimtipp.
A Oi possui um elevado potencial de crescimento sobretudo em TV paga e banda larga, e pretende aproveitar os eventos esportivos mundiais no Brasil até 2016, disse o presidente-executivo da Portugal Telecom, que detém 25% da operadora brasileira.
Back in the 1990s Spain seemed to be Europe’s most forward looking wine producer. But as overproduction and high alcohol wines increasingly dominate Spanish viniculture, it now appears Portugal can steal some of its thunder.
The dengue fever outbreak currently affecting Madeira Island off the coast of Portugal does not necessarily present a risk to the European continent due to the absence of the appropriate vector to spread the disease, says a Portuguese parasitology professor, according to a report in the Lisbon-based news source, Correio da Manhã.
Portuguese Premier League club Benfica have re-elected Luis Filipe Vieira as their president after he pledged to move the broadcasting of league matches to the club's television channel, Benfica TV, and lower match ticket prices. Vieira, 63, grabbed 83 percent of the votes from Benfica registered supporters on Friday to beat runner-up Rui Rangel, a Lisbon judge.
Portugal faces 'increasingly difficult' policy choices as it approaches the halfway mark of its aid program and political opposition to austerity measures increases, the International Monetary Fund said.
Portuguese highway operator Brisa Auto-Estradas de Portugal SA (BRI.LB) said late Wednesday it has decided together with Brazil's CCR-Companhia de Concessoes Rodoviarias (CCRO3.BR) to cancel a memorandum of understanding they had signed to study the possible privatization of Portuguese airport operator Aeroportos de Portugal.
Guinea-Bissau's caretaker government said on Wednesday it sent an extradition request to Portugal for its exiled former prime minister, whom it accuses of ordering the assassination of a former president in 2009.
A CCR (empresa que reúne os ativos aeroportuários da Camargo Corrêa e da Andrade Gutierrez na América Latina e no Caribe) e a Odebrecht se associaram para apresentar nesta quarta-feira (24) em Lisboa uma proposta não vinculativa de aquisição da ANA.