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Portugal-Spain: Vigo-Porto direct train inaugurated by economy ministers

Portugal-Spain: Vigo-Porto direct train inaugurated by economy ministers

The scheduled service begins on Tuesday with two daily services in each direction and tickets are to cost less than €15.

Culture: Top artist Vasconcelos opens newest exhibition in Majorca

Portuguese contemporary artist Joana Vasconcelos brought together a recent nucleus of sculptures that combine materials like glazed tiles, crochet and Murano glass.

Economy: March unemployment 17.5%, third in EU

Portugal’s rate also showed the fourth largest year-on-year increase, after Greece, Cyprus and Spain, Eurostat said Tuesday.

Lisbon: Greek radical left leader calls for ‘new spring’

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.

Weather: Floods and landslide follow heavy rains

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.

Minimum wage: Government to seek troika approval to increase salary to €500

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.

Portuguese fighter jets in suspected drug plane pursuit

Spain intercepted the unidentified plane and followed it up the country from the Gold of Cadiz to the Portuguese border.

Eurostat: Portugal jobless rate 16.3% in October

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%.

Ibero-American Summit: Prime minister and President arrive in Cadiz

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.

Day of Action: Portugal takes part in anti-austerity strikes

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.