September conference planned with France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus and Malta. Source: Greece eyes alliance of southern EU states – POLITICO
By Hugo Monteiro | 23 May 16 | Portuguese politics is in limbo. The good news is that this limbo, the thin ice on which this agreement is skating, also presents an opportunity to engage in clear and clean politics with room for actual negotiation. The bad news for the right wing and its allies … More Left Bloc’s Political Motion and the Struggle Against Austerity
Data from Southern Europe indicates a trend of wealth distribution to the top 20% of income earners since the onset of austerity. At the outset of the Global Financial Crisis in 2007, the income share of the bottom 20% of income earners in Greece and Portugal increased, whereas the income share of the top 20% … More Income, Class and Austerity in Southern Europe
Last month, nationwide anti-austerity protests in Portugal turned into celebration when the country’s centre-right government, victorious in national elections, saw its programme rejected in Parliament. The torch was passed to a leftist coalition promising to reverse years of painful austerity. “Inside defeated, outside, rejected!” supporters shouted, broad smiles on their faces as they witnessed Prime … More Portugal: austerity interrupted…but for how long?
Source: Portugal’s new social and political context ~ Global Labour Column
The full contents of the agreement signed between the Socialist Party and the Left Bloc can be read here. Source: Full Contents of the Agreement between Socialist Party and Left Bloc | Esquerda
In this article, we shall present information which allows the reader to get a clear picture of how and in which political climate the Left Bloc was founded and how it has developed. Source: What is the Left Bloc? | Esquerda
Will Portugal finally see the end of austerity as administered for four years by the right-wing coalition (known as Portugal Ahead) composed of the Social-Democratic Party (PSD) and Democratic and Social Centre-People’s Party (CDS-PP)? In the country’s legislative October 4 elections this governing alliance, running for the first time as a single ticket called Portugal … More Surge in Portuguese Left Bloc Support Puts Socialist Party on the Spot | The Bullet No. 1179
Constitutional crisis looms after anti-austerity Left is denied parliamentary prerogative to form a majority government Source: Eurozone crosses Rubicon as Portugal’s anti-euro Left banned from power – Telegraph
Pedro Passos Coelho, the centre-right prime minister who lost his parliamentary majority in Portugal’s inconclusive general election three weeks ago, has been appointed to form what could be a shortlived minority government. President Aníbal Cavaco Source: Passos Coelho asked to form minority government in Portugal – FT.com
Source: Is Portugal a poster child for austerity?
The center-right coalition, whose reform zeal won Berlin’s admiration, looks short of an outright majority. Source: Portugal’s austerity government wins – POLITICO
An interesting array of candidates for prime minister. Source: 9 faces to watch in Portugal’s election – POLITICO
By Hugo Coelho for the New Statesman – Antonia Costa’s socialists face an unpalatable choice: grand coalition with the right, or cohabitation with die-hard communists on the left. Source: In Portugal, the Left is caught between two extremes
Austerity fallout: Portugal’s elderly barely surviving with charity and cold showers.
Europe faces second revolt as Portugal’s ascendant Socialists spurn austerity – Telegraph. By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Europe faces the risk of a second revolt by Left-wing forces in the South after Portugal’s Socialist Party vowed to defy austerity demands from the country’s creditors and block any further sackings of public officials. “We will carry out a … More Europe faces second revolt as Portugal’s ascendant Socialists spurn austerity – Telegraph
Most of the coverage regarding the Eurozone crisis has understandably focused on the politics of austerity. Less attention, however, has been paid to the longer term trends in the industrial relations of those countries hardest hit by the crisis: Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain; the so-called PIIGS countries. Recent data from the European Industrial … More Capital, Labour, and the Eurozone Crisis
Portugal indebted to Angola after economic reversal of fortune | World news | Guardian Weekly. There was no doubt about the firm handshake, but the smile looked a bit forced. The date was 17 November 2011, the place Luanda. Pedro Passos Coelho, the Portuguese premier, had just completed talks with the president of Angola, José … More Portugal indebted to Angola after economic reversal of fortune | World news | Guardian Weekly