Portugal

Do we really want Portugal’s drug laws?

18 June 2016 8:00

‘The war on drugs has failed,’ asserted Shirley Cramer, chief executive of the Royal Society for Public health in the…

Spain has rejected austerity. So what does it do now?

23 December 2015 13:34

Spain is a long way from being Greece or Portugal, but in Sunday’s historic general election, Spaniards sent out the…

Are European socialists waking up to the fact they’ve created a monster?

24 October 2015 11:55

Remarkable events in Portugal, no? A democratically elected government is denied the opportunity to govern because its policies challenge the…

Eurozone enters double dip recession

15 November 2012 9:50

The Eurozone is now in recession – this, at least, is what is implied by today’s avalanche of dire economic…

Bondholders are sheep — and they’re flocking out of the euro pen

21 May 2012 18:11

Sweden’s Anders Borg (Fraser’s favourite finance minister) is wrong, says Citigroup. Bondholders and deposit holders are not like wolves, as…

May Day, May Day

2 May 2012 14:18

There was a sense of urgency, even emergency, in many countries on May 1 this year. The goings-on in the…

The Italian domino effect

10 November 2011 0:39

For all the debate about Theresa May and border security, the big news has not been at Westminster today. Instead,…

Apparently, Britain is less stable than a country in danger of collapse

23 June 2011 14:55

If there is one global index it is best not to be on, it is the Fund for Peace’s annualFailed…

The Tory divide over European bail-outs

25 May 2011 9:09

As Obama and Cameron played table tennis yesterday, a considerably more furious game was being waged between the government and…

Another European mess for the coalition to deal with

9 May 2011 9:00

Financial meltdown. As Ben Brogan says this morning, it tends to concentrate the mind. And so it is with the…

How the Finns might rock the European boat

20 April 2011 18:51

Normally, the results of the Finnish elections don’t merit much discussion. But the success of the True Finns, the only…

A headache made in Lisbon

8 April 2011 14:08

Developments aplenty on the Portuguese front — the most noteworthy being that Britain is probably in for a €4.8 billion…

Osborne’s credit card fraud

7 April 2011 15:58

Well, David Cameron is doing his part to boost the Spanish economy — by EasyJetting to the country with SamCam…

The Portuguese fallout

7 April 2011 10:50

How much are we in for? That is the question that springs most readily to mind after Portugal’s request for…

Merkel is running out of patience with the eurozone

25 March 2011 10:54

Like an unseasonal Atlantic gale, the Portuguese sovereign debt crisis has blown in to ruin the latest EU summit. This…

What Portugal means for the UK

24 March 2011 17:28

Last night, Portugal’s parliament voted to reject its latest measures to deal with its deficit. It was the fourth time…

Cameron’s €4 billion Portuguese challenge

24 March 2011 16:04

As if the budget and Libya weren’t enough, the UK Government woke up today with another major challenge on its…

Another Eurozone country bailout looms

24 March 2011 0:08

The front pages of tomorrow’s papers are a mixed bag for George Osborne. He’ll be happy with The Sun’s welcome…

Setting the scene for Osborne’s speech

29 November 2010 13:59

George Osborne will make a brief statement to the house this afternoon, responding to the Office for Budget Responsibility’s revised…

Iberian blues

26 November 2010 15:32

I’m finishing a two-day trip to Spain and am about to board a plane, just as the bond markets turn…