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3 de Fevereiro, 2016 - 15:00h

Here are the consequences of a possible rejection of the draft of the Portuguese State Budget for 2016 presented to Brussels by the Socialist Party.

3 de Fevereiro, 2016 - 12:44h

The Portuguese government has proposed to the European Commission changes to the original draft of the State Budget for 2016. Brussels continues to threaten to reject the document.

2 de Fevereiro, 2016 - 21:51h

The government will meet with all parliamentary parties to discuss the State Budget draft for 2016. At the same time, meetings will be held in Brussels with the European Commission, which is threatening to reject the document.

2 de Fevereiro, 2016 - 17:16h

The President announced he would return the laws about abortion and adoption by gay couples to Parliament. All the left wing parties of the parliamentary majority announced they will schedule the discussion urgently, forcing the President to promulgate the laws, against his will, before his term ends.

2 de Fevereiro, 2016 - 10:45h

The presidential election represented a defeat for the left, as Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, TV’s most known commentator for the past ten years in the country, was elected President. The PS, divided in two faction candidates (pro-left and pro-right, that is, for and against the current PS Government, supported in Parliament by the left), summed up 27,8%. The PC’s backed candidate didn’t go beyond 3,95%, while the Left Bloc’s backed candidate, the MEP Marisa Matias, achieved a 10,1% result, coming up third and achieving it best presidential result ever. By João Camargo.

1 de Fevereiro, 2016 - 15:27h

Consumer organisation Deco announced the number of debt-ridden families who asked for their help over the past year. New laws have been presented in Parliament to protect these families from foreclosures and evictions.

29 de Janeiro, 2016 - 11:34h

In order to sell Novo Banco, there will always be PSD support. But the government also has, in Parliament, a majority to defend Portugal from predators. Novo Banco should not be sold. By Jorge Costa.

28 de Janeiro, 2016 - 11:16h

We live in a country of moderation. Only the Left is radical, because the Right is always considered, centrist, sensible and, well, moderate. By Mariana Mortágua.

27 de Janeiro, 2016 - 21:54h

Following the agreement between the Socialist Party and the Left Bloc, the social electricity rate will be assigned automatically to include half a million families after cross-referencing data from the tax and social security authorities.

27 de Janeiro, 2016 - 12:47h

Lifelong pension schemes for former Members of Parliament (MPs), available since 1985, ended twenty years later but with a transitional period to protect those who could have benefitted from it while it was available. Here are the responses of each political party to the debates. By Luís Branco.

26 de Janeiro, 2016 - 10:59h

The government expects to submit the State Budget to parliament in the beginning of February. Brussels said it demands a deficit below 2.8% and the German bank Commerzbank predicts Portugal will find itself in the same situation as Greece. The leftist parties warn that the Budget will have to mirror the agreement they struck with the government.

24 de Janeiro, 2016 - 23:54h

With 99.4% of the votes counted, Marisa Matias obtained 10.12% of voter support and was the third most voted candidate.

22 de Janeiro, 2016 - 10:44h

We need to stop taxpayers’ money acting as a guarantee that mismanagement in private banking is a crime that pays. By Mariana Mortágua.

21 de Janeiro, 2016 - 16:45h

Presidential candidate Maria de Belém was one of thirty MPs from the PS and the PSD who asked to keep the privilege of life-long subventions for former MPs. Supporters of Sampaio da Nóvoa and Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa are also on the list.

20 de Janeiro, 2016 - 15:19h

The plan imposed by the European Commission, with the intervention from the Bank of Portugal and governmental approval, had a clear goal: to benefit Santander. By Francisco Louçã.

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