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Portugal lifts house-arrest for ex-PM Jose Socrates

A court in Portugal has lifted the house arrest for the country’s former socialist prime minister Jose Socrates. He is now allowed to leave his

A court in Portugal has lifted the house arrest for the country’s former socialist prime minister Jose Socrates. He is now allowed to leave his

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Portugal's ex-PM is detained for a third night in tax fraud probe

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has spent a third night in police custody. He is one of four people being held over an investigation

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has spent a third night in police custody. He is one of four people being held over an investigation

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Portugal's PM-in-waiting vows to honour IMF deal

Portugal’s prime minister-elect Pedro Passos Coelho on Monday vowed to honour the terms of a 78 billion-euro bailout. In a deal struck last month

Portugal’s prime minister-elect Pedro Passos Coelho on Monday vowed to honour the terms of a 78 billion-euro bailout. In a deal struck last month

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Portugal: 'Memorandum is real programme' for new government

The Portuguese took a new political direction on Sunday. To analyse the result of the election we are joined from Lisbon by the associate editor of

The Portuguese took a new political direction on Sunday. To analyse the result of the election we are joined from Lisbon by the associate editor of

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Portugal shifts to the right, coalition expected

Portugal’s Social-Democrats are expected to put together a centre-right coalition after beating the socialists in the country’s snap election. The

Portugal’s Social-Democrats are expected to put together a centre-right coalition after beating the socialists in the country’s snap election. The

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Socrates defeated, resigns party leadership

It is all over for outgoing Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates, defeated in his country’s general election, and who has resigned the leadership

It is all over for outgoing Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates, defeated in his country’s general election, and who has resigned the leadership

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Portugal's new-look parliament

The composition of the new Portuguese parliament reveals a very different chamber from two years ago. The centre-right PSD has nearly 39% of the

The composition of the new Portuguese parliament reveals a very different chamber from two years ago. The centre-right PSD has nearly 39% of the

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Centre-right returns to power in Portugal

Pedro Passos Coelho and his centre-right PSD have won the Portuguese general election. They have been favourites to win ever since he torpedoed the

Pedro Passos Coelho and his centre-right PSD have won the Portuguese general election. They have been favourites to win ever since he torpedoed the

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Portugal's president calls for early coalition talks

Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva on Monday asked Pedro Passos Coelho to start talks on forming a new government, despite not having yet been

Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva on Monday asked Pedro Passos Coelho to start talks on forming a new government, despite not having yet been

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Hard times ahead no matter who wins Portugal's election

Campaigning is over in Portugal’s snap general election as voters ponder where to mark their ballot papers on Sunday in a poll that could end months

Campaigning is over in Portugal’s snap general election as voters ponder where to mark their ballot papers on Sunday in a poll that could end months

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Bailout row set to dominate Portuguese campaign

Portugal’s general election campaign is underway ahead of next month’s ballot, with the country’s international bailout at the heart of the

Portugal’s general election campaign is underway ahead of next month’s ballot, with the country’s international bailout at the heart of the

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Portuguese feel bailout is cold comfort

A lot of worried Portuguese are uncertain what their caretaker prime minister’s reassurances are worth, surrounding the conditions of a 78 billion

A lot of worried Portuguese are uncertain what their caretaker prime minister’s reassurances are worth, surrounding the conditions of a 78 billion

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Portugal agrees 80bn euro bailout deal

Negotiators sorting out debt-laden Portugal’s bailout package have said agreement has been reached on the amount involved, it is now just a matter of

Negotiators sorting out debt-laden Portugal’s bailout package have said agreement has been reached on the amount involved, it is now just a matter of

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EU bailouts under the spotlight

There is rising anger from workers fed up with wave after wave of austerity cuts. The street battles and the battles in the halls of power show a

There is rising anger from workers fed up with wave after wave of austerity cuts. The street battles and the battles in the halls of power show a

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Socrates wins party vote of confidence in Lisbon

Portuguese socialists have put aside their differences and overwhelmingly backed their leader Jose Socrates. The vote of confidence came at the

Portuguese socialists have put aside their differences and overwhelmingly backed their leader Jose Socrates. The vote of confidence came at the

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Portugese banks rally after bailout

Portugal’s caretaker Prime Minister, Jose Socrates has come under criticism after announcing his intention to seek a bailout of up to 90billion euros

Portugal’s caretaker Prime Minister, Jose Socrates has come under criticism after announcing his intention to seek a bailout of up to 90billion euros

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EU vows speedy bailout help for Portugal

EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso responded quickly to Portugal’s intention to ask for a bailout. He immediately said the activation of

EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso responded quickly to Portugal’s intention to ask for a bailout. He immediately said the activation of

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Portugal seeks EU bailout money

Portugal’s Prime Minister Jose Socrates has confirmed his country will be asking for an EU bailout. The announcement came after his Finance

Portugal’s Prime Minister Jose Socrates has confirmed his country will be asking for an EU bailout. The announcement came after his Finance

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Portuguese debt crisis

As Portugal prepares for a general election in June, all eyes are now on the country’s ability to pay back its huge debts. The uncertainty caused

As Portugal prepares for a general election in June, all eyes are now on the country’s ability to pay back its huge debts. The uncertainty caused

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Portugal's president accepts PM's resignation

Portuguese President Cavaco Silva on Thursday accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Jose Socrates and called fresh elections for June

Portuguese President Cavaco Silva on Thursday accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Jose Socrates and called fresh elections for June

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Portugal's Socrates quits after austerity plan is rejected

Portugal’s Prime Minister Jose Socrates has stepped down after his government’s latest austerity package was rejected in parliament. In a

Portugal’s Prime Minister Jose Socrates has stepped down after his government’s latest austerity package was rejected in parliament. In a

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Portugal's government on the verge of collapse

Today could be Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates’s last day in power as his minority government faces a crucial parliamentary vote. The main

Today could be Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates’s last day in power as his minority government faces a crucial parliamentary vote. The main

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Portugal warns of debt crisis critical moment

With the amount of interest that Portugal is having to offer to get investors to buy its bonds rising to unsustainable levels, Lisbon is appealing

With the amount of interest that Portugal is having to offer to get investors to buy its bonds rising to unsustainable levels, Lisbon is appealing

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Portugal pushes austerity budget through

Portugal has pushed through it’s 2010-2011 austerity budget. A budget deficit of 4.6% of GDP left the government needing to cut spending further to

Portugal has pushed through it’s 2010-2011 austerity budget. A budget deficit of 4.6% of GDP left the government needing to cut spending further to

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Portugal austerity budget awaits parliament vote

The Portuguese parliament votes on Wednesday on an austerity budget that is essential to protect the country from the turbulence of global markets

The Portuguese parliament votes on Wednesday on an austerity budget that is essential to protect the country from the turbulence of global markets

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Fresh austerity measures announced in Portugal

Portugal’s government is proposing fresh austerity cuts, as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Jose Socrates to slash the country’s deficit. Further

Portugal’s government is proposing fresh austerity cuts, as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Jose Socrates to slash the country’s deficit. Further

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Freeport investigation dropped against Socrates

The inquiry into the Freeport development in Portugal has decided that the prime minister, Jose Socrates, has no case to answer and all proceedings

The inquiry into the Freeport development in Portugal has decided that the prime minister, Jose Socrates, has no case to answer and all proceedings

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Portugal vetoes Vivo sale

Saying that it is a strategic holding, Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has blocked the sale of Portugal Telecom’s stake in the Brazilian

Saying that it is a strategic holding, Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has blocked the sale of Portugal Telecom’s stake in the Brazilian

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Interview: Portuguese Prime Minister José Sócrates

At 52, José Sócrates has just been elected for a second time as Portugal’s prime minister. Despite the economic crisis Socrates remains confident

At 52, José Sócrates has just been elected for a second time as Portugal’s prime minister. Despite the economic crisis Socrates remains confident