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Posted by portugalpress on July 12, 2018

The perennial tug-of-war between what national sources believe and what Brussels thinks is back on again, with the European Commission today reported to be “reviewing downwards” estimates for the growth of Portugal’s GDP.

The dampener however is only 0.1%. Instead of growth this year of 2.3% (a forecast given by the Socialist government), Brussels is saying 2.2% - due partly to a “weakening of exports” and partly to temporary issues like “bad weather which has affected construction and ports activity”.