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Troika policy in Portugal: a trilogy of austerity, sorrow and social upheaval

Posted: April 30, 2014 at 19:40   /   Portugal

Three years after Portugal was forced to impose austerity and restructural programmes in exchange for a €78bn bailout package, citizens feel the country’s social system is left in shambles. In an effort to balance the Portuguese budget, the government cut spending to wages, pensions, health care and education. Portugal was the third Eurozone country, after […]

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Protests mark 40th anniversary of Carnation Revolution in Portugal

Posted: April 14, 2014 at 12:19   /   Portugal

Celebration of the Constitution Day, and freedom from authoritarian dictatorship, takes place annually in Portugal on April 25. Many events dedicated to this significant date are already being going on across the country. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution of 1974, and the birth of democracy in Portugal. How has democracy […]

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