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Portugal: Has the Banco Espírito Santo (Holy Spirit Bank) fallen from the sky?

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Portugal: Has the Banco Espírito Santo (Holy Spirit Bank) fallen from the sky?

What became known this week –and we knew it as a fact since Sunday night– was the default of BES. We also knew that the government apparently ranks the distribution of the assets in two levels: in the first they include those who have more rights, i.e. the depositors and holders of senior debt issued [...]

August 5, 2014 Author: Renato Guedes

Portugal: the case of Santa Filomena neighbourhood

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Portugal: the case of Santa Filomena neighbourhood

In the end of 2013, we found out that the land where the Santa Filomena Neigbhourhood is located is owned by the Closed Special Real Estate Investment Fund VillaFundo, managed by Interfundos of Millenium BCP. [...]

June 17, 2014 Author: HABITA

Portugal: Open letter to the prime minister

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Portugal: Open letter to the prime minister

We are tired of seeing our relatives, rights and dreams emigrate. We will keep fighting so that you are the next to leave. [...]

April 14, 2014 Author: António Mariano

The unbearable lightness of immigration policies in Europe

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The unbearable lightness of immigration policies in Europe

A ‘Golden’ residence permit is on offer to whoever is willing to bring money from outside and invest in the small, poor and crisis-affected Portugal; the same country of 10,000,000 people in which more than 5,000 are now officially homeless. And if you think this happens only in the far Southern West Europe, think again. [...]

April 7, 2014 Author: Vera Pinheiro

Portugal: Police violence – When the bells ring

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Portugal: Police violence – When the bells ring

Duarte always repeated to his parents “the police and justice are here to protect us” [...]

March 13, 2014 Author: Lúcia Gomes

Portugal: Press Release of the Informal Workers Commission of Health Line 24

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Portugal: Press Release of the Informal Workers Commission of Health Line 24

Watchdog For Labour Conditions deems all communication workers of Health 24 are working on fake green certificates. [...]

February 26, 2014 Author: Comissão Informal de Trabalhadores da Linha Saúde 24*

Portugal: Avaaz petition for the exemption of small farmers from VAT

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Portugal: Avaaz petition for the exemption of small farmers from VAT

Assembly of the Portuguese Republic: We demand the exemption of small farmers from VAT [...]

December 13, 2013

Portugal: “Fuck the Troika” movement

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Portugal: “Fuck the Troika” movement

The Portuguese movement “Que se Lixe a Troika” (“Fuck the Troika”) is a powerful, grassroots movement against the IMF, ECB, and EU imposed austerity measures – as its name proudly states. [...]

October 14, 2013 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Analysis: What taxpayer bailouts? Euro crisis saves Germany money

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Analysis: What taxpayer bailouts? Euro crisis saves Germany money

What is more, governments in Germany, Finland, Austria, the Netherlands and France have saved billions of euros thanks to a sharp fall in how much they pay to raise money in financial markets since their borrowing costs have dropped steeply. [...]

May 2, 2013 Author: Jan Strupczewski

Portugal – the citizens say no to the Troika

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Portugal – the citizens say no to the Troika

Portuguese should take to the streets again massively this April 25th, anniversary of the “Carnation Revolution”. The target is the policies of austerity imposed by Brussels and Frankfurt. [...]

April 25, 2013 Author: Courrier International