Portugal’s government warns of quitting over teacher pay

Europe 05/03/19, 12:27

Portugal's prime minister is warning opposition parties his minority government will resign if parliament approves a bill giving teachers retroactive pay to replace income they lost due to national austerity measures. Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa said the move would increase public spending by 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) this year ...

Portugal prime minister causes furor with skin color comment

Europe 01/25/19, 09:20

Portugal's parliamentary speaker has appealed for calm during a session debating racial tensions and police conduct after the country's prime minister asked whether his own skin color had prompted a lawmaker's questions.Prime Minister Antonio Costa, whose father's family is from India, said to the lawmaker, "It must be because of ...

Portugal PM defends Ronaldo amid rape accusation

Soccer 10/06/18, 16:40

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa has spoken out in defense of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been embroiled in a rape accusation.Speaking to television on the Spanish island of Lanzarote on Saturday, Costa made an appeal to the presumption of innocence, as well as Ronaldo's successful career."People need to ...

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