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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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Portugal is preparing itself to no longer receive benefits

Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:11   /   Portugal

The 19th of May Portugal will no longer receive help from the International Monetary Fund (IFM), the European Central Bank (ECB), and European Commission (EC), which form the group that oversees the 78-billion-euro loan that saved the country from a catastrophic economic recession   By Leyre Latorre Portugal will recover the control over the country that […]

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Country profile – Portugal

Posted: March 31, 2014 at 10:16   /   Portugal, Profile

Total area: 92 072 km² Population: 10.6 million Capital city: Lisbon Official language: Portuguese Religion: Roman Catholicism Government: unitary semi-presidential republic Year of EU entry: 1986 Currency: Member of the Eurozone since 1999 Schengen area: Member of the Schengen area  since 1991 National debt: 204,844 million € Unemployment rate: 15.3% GDP Per C.: 15,800 € Bailouts: 2011, €78 billion IMF-EU bailout package […]

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