In a vote proposed by the Left Bloc, the Portuguese Communist Party surprised us all when they changed their vote and joined the right, resulting in a failed attempt to ban the use of the carcinogenic herbicide in public areas. By Nelson Peralta.
Between 2009 and 2013, the poorest in society lost one in four of the euros they earned. They were the ones who suffered the most brutal cuts, with poverty and social exclusion figures falling low enough to match those at the beginning of the century. By Ricardo Moreira.
Finally, we’ve been allowed access to one of the most secretive negotiations between the European Union and the United States, about a new treaty for trade and finance (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - TTIP). By Francisco Louçã.
Temporary agencies’ profits simply come from the business of leasing people to others. We know what it’s about: acting as intermediaries for workers and keeping part of their salary. But is it legitimate? By José Soeiro.
At a stage where labour relations have changed to such an extent that private and public enterprises use temporary work agencies to hire permanent workers, this is an essential question to pose. By Isabel Pires.
The Angolan regime condemned 17 young activists for thinking differently, for daring to read books and having meetings, for daring to say that they want something other than what is established by others. By Helena Pinto.
Américo Amorim opted out of a salary as president of the company, but instead earned 131 million euros in dividends from Galp Energia, paid in the Netherlands and tax free. The members of the board of the company earned 6.6 million euros.
According to data from the Bank of Portugal, in 2015, Portugal lost over 864 million euros to tax havens. The “Panama Papers” research has revealed that 244 Portuguese companies are involved in the international corruption scandal and that the owner of the PT Portugal group, a telecommunications company, used an offshore account.
Two parliamentary motions condemning political oppression in Angola, presented by the Left Bloc and the Socialist Party were rejected by votes from the Communist Party (PCP), the Social Democrats (PSD) and the Social Democratic Centre (CDS).