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The Portuguese government is advising its citizens not to make any “unnecessary journeys” to Egypt because of the instability in the country where the army has taken over power and deposed the first elected president.
Portugal’s government will fall, even if it limps on for a few days or weeks. The country is rushing towards the edge of the cliff and an abyss. The main members of the Government have chucked all the hard-fought successes of the last two years into the rubbish bin at the cost of the people’s suffering.
During Saturday’s extraordinary cabinet meeting, the government discussed the reform of the state and said it is time to give the Portuguese hope, but a hope “based on realism.”
Public sector workers will not be receiving their holiday pay in June as is usual. The government wants to have it postponed until November, as trade unions object.
“The programme has already ensured a broad reaching budgetary structural readjustment and the programme ensured a return to the financial markets far earlier than foreseen,” said Vítor Gaspar.
After a meeting with British Labour leader Ed Miliband, the secretary general of the Portuguese Socialist Party said it was not enough for the IMF to admit its mistakes, it also needed “to act”.
The prime minister said that two years after the general election the Portuguese are seen as “dutiful” and “honourable”.
The document that established the new normal working hours in the public sector said “the hours open to the public should tend to last eight hours a day covering periods in the morning and afternoon.”
The government was left without its most political minister, lost €1.3bn in the Constitutional Court, is going ahead with radical spending cuts and risks losing credit on the European front.
After the resignation of his colleague, Nuno Crato said he is convinced the university degree of outgoing Deputy Minister Miguel Relvas is not valid.