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Passos Coelho hints pension cuts still possible

Refusing to be drawn into any instant decisions, Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho announced today (December 20) that his coalition government must “still study solutions” to the veto to across-...

It was a complete fiasco by any standards. The controversial government test designed to assess teachers’ knowledge - and make them pay for it - collapsed in ignominious scenes yesterday (December...

It’s a new twist in the Viana do Castelo shipyard controversy, and comes the day after hundreds of banner-waving workers marched on the official residence of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho at...

Hot on the heels of protests from almost every quarter of the public sector, news came last night that the government’s controversial plans to cut pensions had been thrown out by Portugal’s...

Families of the five students still missing from the tragedy at Praia do Meco last weekend heard today that maritime searches for their loved ones will have to be suspended due to bad weather....

Tension as tax office workers hold three-day strike

Anyone who was leaving it to the last minute to take advantage of the government’s tax amnesty will have found themselves out of luck today (December 19) as the STI union of tax workers has...

Loulé rugby star among Meco missing students

As maritime police prepared a reconstruction of the tragic night at Praia do Meco last Sunday when seven university students were pulled into the sea by a rogue wave that has claimed the life of...

Mounting tension as teachers forced into government-backed test

In a last minute move by the Ministry of Education, a test that was due to assess the knowledge and competence of teachers today (December 1)8 has been suspended. Among protests up and down the...

Troika hones in on undeclared rental income

Two-and-a-half years down the line, the troika is now setting its sights on undeclared rental income in Lisbon. Critical of the decision, the association of Lisbon tenants (AIL) said in a press...

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