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Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece’s radical left coalition Syriza, called for a European conference on sovereign debt of the kind held in London in 1953 to discuss Germany’s post-war situation.
The district of Santarém is still the part of the country worst hit by flooding and in northern Portugal a huge landslide cut the Guimarães ring road.
The Portuguese government approved a plan to ask the troika of international lenders to have the national minimum wage increased to €500. The lowest remuneration stands below the eurozone average, lower than that of Spain and Greece.
Spain intercepted the unidentified plane and followed it up the country from the Gold of Cadiz to the Portuguese border.
Portugal was once more the EU member state with the third highest unemployment rate, after Spain and Greece. Eurostat also revised up the September figure released by the National Statistics Institute, which had been 15.7%.
The 22nd Ibero-American Summit is underway as President Cavaco Silva and Prime Minister Passos Coelho arrived in Cadiz, Spain to lead Portugal’s delegation.
The first coordinated Iberian general strike has taken off as workers in Portugal and Spain have been joined by others in Greece and Italy who have taken to the streets to protest against austerity. In Portugal, public transport has come to a halt and one person has been arrested after clashing with the police.
Portuguese and Spanish trade unions are organising what has been described as the “first Iberian protest”. In Portugal, workers are fighting against the government’s measures that promote “poverty” and “precariousness”, leader of the trade union confederation CGTP tells PDV.
According to news agency Lusa, the attacks on several websites belonging to Portuguese diplomatic missions around the world were carried out separately by two hacker outfits: Net-DeVIL and Sanfour 25.