All major newspapers in Portugal are focusing on the country’s 2-1 victory against the Netherlands in the UEFA Euro 2012 competition on Sunday, and on the outcome of the Greek elections which saw the pro-bailout New Democracy party achieve a narrow victory over the left-wing Syriza party.
Over the Weekend
«Passos Coelho and Vítor Gaspar attempt deal with Seguro», wrote weekly newspaper Expresso on Saturday, as the Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho and Minister of Finance Vítor Gaspar try to push forward a deal with the leader of the opposition Socialist Party António José Seguro. According to the newspaper, the government aims to reach a joint stance on the instruments Portugal should use to deal with the European debt crisis before the next European Council.
«Greece elects party that offers best guarantees to stay in the euro», writes Público, after the pro-bailout, right-wing New Democracy party won Sunday’s election by a narrow margin, defeating left-wing party Syriza. Syriza had threatened to tear up the memorandum imposed by the EU-IMF-ECB troika in exchange for the country’s two bailouts.
Correio da Manhã
«605,000 Portuguese earn minimum wage», reports Correio da Manhã, revealing that the number of workers being paid the lowest salary allowed by law – €431,65 in Portugal – doubled in the last four years.
The newspaper is also focusing on Portugal’s UEFA Euro 2012 victory against the Netherlands, highlighting Ronaldo’s role in the 2-1 win with the headline: «Ronaldo’s flair squeezed the Orange».
Diário de Notícias
«Ronaldo’s day in Portugal’s assertion in the Euro», writes Diário de Notícias, also about Sunday’s UEFA Euro 2012 match which opposed Portugal to the Netherlands, highlighting Cristiano Ronaldo’s role in the former’s victory.
Jornal de Notícias
«Firm in the Euro», reports Jornal de Notícias, also about Portugal’s victory in its match against the Netherlands, pointing out that Portugal is the only national team which has never been eliminated in the group stage.
«Greece stays in the euro», writes i, after Sunday’s election saw the pro-bailout, conservative New Democracy narrowly win the ballot against the anti-bailout, left-wing Syriza party.
«Greece chooses troika to stay on in the euro», reports financial daily Diário Económico, also writing about the outcome of yesterday’s elections in Greece. The newspaper points out that an agreement that will lead to a coalition government is now possible after the centre-right, pro-bailout New Democracy party won the elections.
Jornal de Negócios
«Greek government in the hands of PASOK Socialists», writes financial newspaper Jornal de Negócios, focusing on Greece and the possibility of a coalition being forged between the centre-left PASOK party and the winner of Sunday’s elections, centre-right New Democracy.
«Great Portugal, enormous Ronaldo!», reports A Bola, praising Cristiano Ronaldo’s brilliant performance in Sunday’s match which led to Portugal winning 2-1 against the Netherlands in the UEFA Euro 2012.
«There you go», writes Record, also about yesterday’s positive performance by Cristiano Ronaldo, which proved pivotal for Portugal’s victory in the the match against the Netherlands.
«This one is real», writes O Jogo, after Ronaldo overturned the negative image left after Portugal’s previous Euro 2012 match against Denmark after scoring twice on Sunday against the Netherlands.