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Friday 24, May: Weekly “Sol” reports that the Constitutional Court and the government are on collision course, as the head judge has threatened to reject the coalition’s new cost-cutting measures presented as alternatives to those the institution ruled against early this year included in the 2013 state budget.
Javier Gandara told Lusa the British low-cost company “expected to expand its presence in Lisbon and Portugal”, where it is now the second biggest operator.
The Ministry of Finance said the troika would be in Lisbon “from Tuesday” to assess the latest austerity measures announced by Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho Friday.
Passos Coelho said that if the problem was interest rates, the country “would prefer to stay under the bailout programme for ever” as it had never paid “such low interest”.
Thursday, 2 May: “Diário Económico” reports that ministers are to discuss spending cuts and reforms at today’s cabinet meeting, including the increase of the legal age of retirement which will cease to be 65 and will be based on a sustainability factor instead.
Monday, 29 April: “Diário Económico” reports that the government said Friday it would challenge in court several high-risk hedge contracts signed by banks JP Morgan and Santander Totta that could cost the country €1.9bn, but the banks are still willing to continue negotiations.
Thursday, 18 April: “Jornal de Negócios” reports that the government debated new cuts to expenditure for hours in an extraordinary Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday, and will revise all forms of state remunerations including basic pay, bonuses, credit cards, vehicles and rental subsidies.
What was once a grand manufacturing complex in Alcântara, is now a creative and dynamic space for everything from art, fashion and fine arts to architecture, music and food.
Landscape architect Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles was announced as the Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe 2013 Landscape Architecture award winner on Wednesday. The architect has been responsible for a series of landmark projects with his works in and around Lisbon.
Lisbon Council is to vote Tuesday on whether the capital should spend €4m on the 2014-15 and 2017-18 races.