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EU OK's Portuguese government's spending plans

Portugal’s new socialist government has seen its first ‘anti-austerity’ budget approved by the European commission. Since 2013, the EU executive has

Portugal’s new socialist government has seen its first ‘anti-austerity’ budget approved by the European commission. Since 2013, the EU executive has

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Will anti-austerity Portugal become the new Greece?

Is Portugal about to take the same path as Greece? That’s the question being asked as the country’s new Socialist government was sworn in promising

Is Portugal about to take the same path as Greece? That’s the question being asked as the country’s new Socialist government was sworn in promising

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Portugal's voters dare hope austerity will end

What Laura Lavandeira buys at the fresh food markets in Porto has changed in the last several years, as her pension was reduced by around 500 euros

What Laura Lavandeira buys at the fresh food markets in Porto has changed in the last several years, as her pension was reduced by around 500 euros

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Portugal's voters: expecting little, wanting more

The polling forecast for Portugal’s October 4th elections is that the centre-right coalition now in power or the socialists will win. In the streets

The polling forecast for Portugal’s October 4th elections is that the centre-right coalition now in power or the socialists will win. In the streets

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How do countries decide how much they can afford to borrow?

Debt sustainability has become a critical issue for both governments and international investors during the past half-decade of financial crisis. As

Debt sustainability has become a critical issue for both governments and international investors during the past half-decade of financial crisis. As

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Portugal weighs prizes and pain of four years of austerity

Portugal quit its 78-billion euro bailout scheme last May, having signed up to a rescue plan in 2011 as its borrowing costs soared. By 2012 they

Portugal quit its 78-billion euro bailout scheme last May, having signed up to a rescue plan in 2011 as its borrowing costs soared. By 2012 they

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Portugal's debt rises but a better 2015 on the cards says report

Portugal remains on course for restored economic health after latest figures suggest it has managed to shrink its deficit, although the overall debt

Portugal remains on course for restored economic health after latest figures suggest it has managed to shrink its deficit, although the overall debt

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Budget protest in Portugal

Protesters in Lisbon marched on Portugal’s parliament on Tuesday as politicians voted on the governments 2015 budget plans. The march was the

Protesters in Lisbon marched on Portugal’s parliament on Tuesday as politicians voted on the governments 2015 budget plans. The march was the

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Portugal's bailout lenders review 2015 budget and reforms

Inspectors from the so-called troika – the International Monetary Fund, the European Union and the European Central Bank – are back in Portugal for

Inspectors from the so-called troika – the International Monetary Fund, the European Union and the European Central Bank – are back in Portugal for

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Portugal bins deficit target but promises more pain in 2015 budget

Portugal may have left the EU bailout programme. It may have just seen its debt upgraded by a major ratings agency. But its 2015 budget holds

Portugal may have left the EU bailout programme. It may have just seen its debt upgraded by a major ratings agency. But its 2015 budget holds