Main newspapers in Portugal this Tuesday are reporting on the promulgation of the new labour law by President Cavaco Silva, on irregularities in Madeira’s public accounts which see the region cut off from state funds for five years, and how the state is preparing to ask surplus public servants to terminate their contract by mutual agreement or go back to work in the public sector.
«Surplus public servants told to either work or terminate contracts», writes Público, as the government plans to launch a scheme to retrieve public servants under the special mobility programme. The newspaper says that the 1,077 surplus public servants have been told they either start working for the state again or terminate their contracts by mutual agreement.
Correio da Manhã
«Businessmen will save €4.5bn with new laws», reveals Correio da Manhã, one day after President Aníbal Cavaco Silva promulgated Portugal’s new labour law which includes cuts to holiday time, the scrapping of four public holidays from 2013, and the reduction of severance pay and unemployment benefits, among other controversial measures.
Diário de Notícias
«Passos might freeze money transfers to Madeira for five years», writes Diário de Notícias, after the Court of Auditors detected a violation of the indebtedness limits of the autonomous region of Madeira by more than €1bn. This means that according to the regional financing law, the island could be cut off from state funds for five years.
Jornal de Notícias
«Porto airport has biggest tourism office», reports Jornal de Notícias, writing about the new interactive tourist centre, unique in Europe, which is to be open tomorrow.
«Cavaco warns he wants no more changes to labour law», writes i, as President Cavaco Silva, after having promulgated Portugal’s controversial new labour law, warned he would not allow further changes to be made, since the country now needed “stability”.
«Greece puts new government to the test to convince European leaders», reveals financial daily Diário Económico, as the Greek conservatives of New Democracy party, which won last Sunday’s election, prepare to form a coalition government with the PASOK Socialists.
Jornal de Negócios
«ECB under pressure to support Spain and Italy», reports financial newspaper Jornal de Negócios, as the European debt crisis deepens after yields over Spanish debt rose above the 7% threshold, while Spanish and Italian stock markets fell as much as 3% yesterday. The newspaper adds that all eyes are now on the European Central Bank and Mexico, where the G20 leaders are currently meeting.
«Golden Ronaldo», writes A Bola, about football star Cristiano Ronaldo and his role in leading Portugal to victory in the match against the Netherlands in the UEFA Euro 2012.
«Rojo fights for Benfica», reveals Record, writing about Argentinian player Rojo who wants to be transferred from Spartak to Benfica.
«Open war for Rojo», writes O Jogo, also about Rojo and his wish to play for Benfica.