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# jose-socrates - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

2011: The year of resignations

Undone by sex scandals, economic failures, uprisings and other controversies, an astonishing number of high-profile figures resigned from their various posts in the past 12 months.

# jose-socrates - Monday 6 June, 2011

Victory for Social Democrats in Portuguese election as Socialist government falls

As happened in Ireland, the unpopular government who sought an international bailout has been ousted.

# jose-socrates - Sunday 5 June, 2011

Portugal heads to the polls to elect new government as bailout looms large

The ruling party is unlikely to suffer a Fianna Fáil type electoral meltdown but the bailout means that it will almost certainly not be re-elected.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Aer Lingus strikes could save Ireland from E.coli, even more payouts for Ivor Callely, and no more baggy trousers in Texas…

# jose-socrates - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Portugal seals the deal on €78bn EU-IMF bailout

Portugal’s caretaker government signs off on the Eurozone’s third bailout package – but is their deal better than ours?

# jose-socrates - Thursday 7 April, 2011

Portugal's bailout request likely to dominate meeting of EU finance ministers

Finance minister Michael Noonan had hoped Ireland’s financial situation would top the agenda as he looks to lower the country’s interest rate.

# jose-socrates - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Portuguese finance minister admits: 'We're going to need a bailout'

A third Eurozone country admits the need for foreign help after a new bond auction sends interest rates spiralling.

# jose-socrates - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Bond prices surge again after Portuguese budget defeat

The costs of borrowing for both Ireland and Portugal take a battering in the aftermath of the latter’s prime minister quitting.

Portugal's prime minister quits after bitter budget defeat

Jose Socrates quits power after parliament defeats his fourth austerity budget in less than a year – as an EU summit begins.

# jose-socrates - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

From Business ETC Portugal facing choppy waters after Moody's debt downgrade Portugal

Portugal facing choppy waters after Moody's debt downgrade

The ratings agency cuts the rating it gives to Portuguese government debt, down two notches from A1 and A3.

# jose-socrates - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

Portugal readies for day of all-out national strike

Portugal’s two main trade unions will hold their first joint strike for decades, bring the country’s services to a standstill.