"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
Portuguese stocks tumbled further on Wednesday in response to the political crisis gripping the cash-strapped country.
The market reaction follows
A highly symbolic song from Portugal’s democratic revolution almost 40 years ago is again being sung loudly after two years of austerity measures
The Portuguese press has digested the further spending cuts announced yesterday by the government, and for some, playing on the prime minister’s
Hundreds of people turned out to greet Angela Merkel on her first official visit to Portugal.
Unfortunately, perhaps for the German Chancellor most
In Portugal, ministers have held a special seven-hour meeting to debate a change of direction in austerity policy.
The government is considering
Portugal’s Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho has been locked in talks with business and trade union leaders.
He has taken what analysts believe is
Portugal’s foreign lenders who granted the country a 78 billion euro bailout last year have agreed to ease their budget targets as Portugal slides
There has been fierce condemnation of new tough austerity measures announced by Portugal’s prime minister.
Pedro Passos Coehlo said last night the
Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho on Thursday called for public spending to be slashed as the country’s parliament started to debate next
People in Portugal may have to hand over half a month’s salary to help the government meet budget deficit targets set out under the country’s 78
The new government of debt-battered Portugal has signed into office. The inaugural speech of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, whose Social
Portugal’s prime minister in waiting has begun coalition talks. Pedro Passos Coelho’s centre-right party won last Sunday’s general election, beating
Calm reigns in the streets of Lisbon the day after the elections. No celebrations, no euphoria. It may be a reflection of the poor turnout and the
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
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
Portugal’s Social-Democrats are expected to put together a centre-right coalition after beating the socialists in the country’s snap election.
It is all over for outgoing Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates, defeated in his country’s general election, and who has resigned the leadership
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
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
Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva on Monday asked Pedro Passos Coelho to start talks on forming a new government, despite not having yet been