Portugal slowly recovering to EU standard

The European Union's top economy official says there's mounting evidence to show that Portugal is leaving behind its recent economic crisis.

Cristiano Ronaldo expected to end his career at Real Madrid

Real Madrid has reached a deal to extend Cristiano Ronaldo's contract until June 2021, when the three-time world player of the year will be 36.

Portugal asked to mediate in EU-Mercosur trade talks

Brazil's President Michel Temer called on Portugal to help advance trade talks between South American trade bloc Mercosur and the European Union.

Barroso cleared of wrongdoing by EU ethics committee

Former European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso did not breach EU ethics rules but he may have been unwise to take a controversial top job at US investment bank Goldman Sachs after leaving office.

EU gives €50m in support to Cape Verde to fight poverty

Yesterday the Commission signed an agreement which will provide €50 million to Cape Verde until 2020.

EU petition demands ‘strong measures’ against Barroso

The petition was launched in July when it was announced that the former president of the European Commission would take up the post of non-executive president of the US investment bank.

Portugal’s António Guterres is the next UN Secretary General

António Guterres, the former Portuguese prime minister, will be the next UN secretary general, after the security council agreed he should replace Ban Ki-moon at the beginning of next year.

Former commission president Barroso receives EU pension since April

Barroso, who was prime minister of Portugal from 2002 to 2004, formally took early retirement when he stepped down in 2014 after two terms as head of the commission.

Former EC President Barroso has no idea what he did wrong

Former European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Friday put up a spirited defense of his right to work for US bank Goldman Sachs, after the commission opened an ethics probe into his move, and he accused it of acting arbitrarily.

Ombudsman calls on President Juncker to clarify position on Barroso appointment

The Ombudsman recently asked the Commission to revise its Code of Conduct in order fully to implement the rules and provide for a range of explicit sanctions for breach of obligations by a serving or former Commissioner.

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