As protests spread in southern Europe – especially in Greece, Spain and Portugal – against austerity measures, more and more people hit by the crisis are moving to northern countries in search of decent jobs. Public sector workers are not an exception.
Le Premier ministre portugais Pedro Passos Coelho, confronté à une contestation croissante à sa politique de rigueur,s'est inquiété jeudi de l'image que pourrait donner son pays à l'étranger, et notamment face à ses créanciers.
Thousands of Portuguese took over the country's largest square in Lisbon on Saturday in the second protest this month against the government's austerity program. The manifestation was organized by CGTP, the country's biggest union confederation with over 500,000 members. Its leader, Armenio Carlos, said a general strike is being considered.
Hoping to curb the ever-increasing piracy figures in Portugal, local anti-piracy outfit ACAPOR reported the IP-addresses of 2,000 alleged file-sharers to the Attorney General last year. This week the Portuguese prosecutor came back with a ruling and decided not to go after the individuals connected to the IP-addresses. According to the prosecutor it is not against the law to share copyrighted works for personal use, and an IP-address is not enough evidence to identify a person.
Portuguese government debt agency IGCP said it plans to carry out an offer this Wednesday to exchange bonds due next year for securities maturing later as it tries to regain access to long-term debt markets.
Portugal has presented alternative austerity measures to the European Commission, which sees them as good enough to replace a social security tax hike that had to be dropped after mass protests, Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso said on Monday.
Representando toda a expressividade dos designers brasileiros, duas exposições, 'Design Brasileiro - Mobiliário Moderno e Contemporâneo' e 'Personagens e Fronteiras: Território Cenográfico Brasileiro' - ambas em cartaz no Museu do Design e da Moda (MUDE) de Lisboa até o dia 4 de novembro -, dão início às atividades do Ano do Brasil em Portugal.
Des dizaines de milliers de Portugais se sont rassemblés samedi à Lisbonne à l'appel des syndicats pour crier leur refus de la politique de rigueur menée par le gouvernement de centre-droit, qui s'apprête à l'accentuer afin de tenir ses engagements.
Thousands of Portuguese protested on Saturday against austerity, stepping up their opposition to the country's 78-billion-euro bailout ahead of new spending cuts and tax hikes to be announced in the government's 2013 draft budget.
A man, wearing a shirt addressing the Carnation Revolution of April 25, 1975, holds a sign during a protest by the General Confederation of the Portuguese Workers (CGTP) union in Lisbon September 29, 2012. Thousands of Portuguese protested on Saturday against austerity, stepping up their opposition to the country's 78-billion-euro bailout ahead of new spending cuts and tax hikes to be announced in the government's 2013 draft budget.