LISBON Portugal's president accepted the line-up of a new minority Socialist government on Tuesday, with Mario Centeno, the mastermind behind the country's first balanced budget in over four decades, keeping his job as Finance Minister.
LISBON Portugal's far-left parties said on Wednesday that they were willing to work with a new minority Socialist government, with the Communists open to cooperating on a case-by-case basis and the Left Bloc favoring a long-term deal.
* Far-right party wins first seat since end of dictatorship
(Adds far-right, analyst, details)
LISBON Portugal is heading to a parliamentary election on Sunday with Prime Minister Antonio Costa's Socialists set to win, according to opinion polls, but without an outright majority, after four years of economic growth.
LISBON Portugal's Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa aims to retain power at Sunday's parliamentary election with a pledge that looks like an unlikely vote-winner for western Europe's poorest country - no backtracking on tight spending controls. | Video
LISBON They want lower taxes on pet food and oppose bull-fights: with these proposals, Portugal's People-Animals-Nature party could become a kingmaker in a national election next week, its ratings swelled by voters like car factory worker Alexandre Corona.
* Ruling Socialists likely to need just such ally for
LISBON, Sept 9 After a long-running
investigation, Portugal's competition authority AdC said on
Monday it fined 14 banks a total of 225 million euros ($248.6
million)for concerted practices of exchanging sensitive
commercial information on credit products.
LISBON/MADRID, Sept 5 Portuguese utility EDP
is expected to put Spain's Iberdrola, Norway's
Statkraft and Austria's Verbund on a shortlist of
final bidders for its hydro assets, three sources with knowledge
of the matter told Reuters.
LISBON, Aug 29 Portugal is finalising plans for
an international licensing tender for lithium exploration to
take place this year, part of a government push to make the
country Europe's top supplier of the metal for electric car