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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

The maan that gaive jumps (and kickss to the grammmar)

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The maan that gaive jumps (and kickss to the grammmar)

We are indeed a very peculiar country. We had election and, based on what we’ve seen and eard during the campaign, we mainly voted for the parties that signed an agreement with the troika which is, let’s say, hard to fulfill. But someone please tell me exactly how many, even among those who voted for [...]

February 7, 2013 Author: Ricardo Araújo Pereira

Portugal: Playing government

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Portugal: Playing government

“Perhaps the most important question one should be asking regarding the IMF report about the Portuguese State entitled “Rethinking the State. Selected Expenditure Reform Options”, is how the IMF management can carry out such a role. A second issue, more common, would be to understand why the Portuguese government is bothered with this kind of [...]

January 10, 2013 Author: Pedro Lains

The EU does not recognise Portugal

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The EU does not recognise Portugal

It is understandable that Mrs. Merkel is not familiar with the history of the European integration ; she was living in the GDR (German Democratic Republic) and her extremism can be understood as a result of decades of frozen right-wing ideology of the eastern-European countries. But the same is unacceptable for the European Commission, who [...]

December 6, 2012 Author: O Jumento

Notes on finances (and chimpanzees)

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Notes on finances (and chimpanzees)

After reflecting a little about the subject, it occurred to me that perhaps it will be important if someone presented Vítor Gaspar [Portuguese Minister of Finances] to a human being. [...]

December 6, 2012 Author: Ricardo Araújo Pereira

Letter from Angela Merkel to the Portuguese

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Letter from Angela Merkel to the Portuguese

Let me first start by clarifying that when I say “my dear” [caros in portuguese], I do value my words. In fact, you are more and more mine, and you continue to be quite expensive [caros as well in portuguese]. There is already an ongoing process that will make you a little bit cheaper, although [...]

November 22, 2012 Author: Ricardo Araújo Pereira

Unemployed. They don’t study nor work. What are young people doing (and what are they thinking of)?

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Unemployed. They don’t study nor work. What are young people doing (and what are they thinking of)?

This week, a published study by an EU agency estimates that around 14 million young Europeans between 15 and 29 years old are currently out of the educational system and with no place in the work market. In Portugal the number should be around 260 thousand, a historical record which tends to be elevated due [...]

October 28, 2012 Author: Natalia Faria

Why is Politics dead?

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Why is Politics dead?

The first is that politics is dead because it is no longer necessary. The dream of our ancestor is finally fulfilled. Portuguese now live in a Northern country. We pay taxes like North Europeans and we have the quality of life of North Africa. We are a country where not even Américo Amorim(1) considers himself [...]

December 30, 2011 Author: Ricardo Araújo Pereira