Portuguese newspapers this Friday are still coming up with further details on the scandal involving Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Miguel Relvas. Other headlines include how Prime Minister Passos Coelho admitted during a party meeting that corrections could be made to the troika’s adjustment programme, and how despite the crisis four music festivals in Lisbon managed to sell €32m worth of tickets.
«€32m in tickets», writes weekly newspaper Sol, about how much four music festivals in Lisbon generated with ticket sales, pointing out that the sector seems unaffected by the crisis.
«Passos Coelho admits corrections to troika’s adjustment programme», writes Público, revealing how at the Social Democrats’ national committee meeting Wednesday the prime minister took some criticism about the limits of austerity and promised that measures to overcome the Constitutional Court’s ruling, declaring the suspension of public service holiday and Christmas bonuses illegal in 2013, will not have a negative impact on the economy.
Correio da Manhã
«Lusófona boss leads 36 companies», writes Correio da Manhã, about Manuel Damásio, the businessman who controls several companies including private Lusófona University, involved in the scandal of awarding a three-year degree in just one year to Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Miguel Relvas.
Diário de Notícias
«Passos renews his total confidence in Miguel Relvas», reports Diário de Notícias, adding that the prime minister has already informed top officials in the Social Democratic Party that the scandal involving Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Miguel Relvas, after it surfaced that he had obtained a three-year degree in just one year from a private university, had not affected his trust in the minister.
Jornal de Notícias
«1,131 pharmacies without money for medicines», writes Jornal de Notícias, adding that debts amount to €235m.
«Miguel Relvas’ case: Lusófona University acted outside the law», reveals i, saying that unlike what the private university has previously claimed, the law states that universities are obliged to officially reveal the names of all teachers.
«EDP’s privatisation wrongly accounted in state budget», writes financial daily Diário Económico, saying that the Court of Auditors has condemned the way the government used the €600m from the sale of electricity company EDP to decrease the public debt.
Jornal de Negócios
«Banks are putting credit on sale to get rid of properties», reports financial newspaper Jornal de Negócios, saying that Portuguese banks are using everything they can to be able to sell their property portfolio.
«Could Melgarejo be a new Coentrão?», asks A Bola, reporting on how Benfica’s manager is trying out the team’s new player from Paraguay.
«Benfica refuses €12m for Cardozo», reports Record, revealing Fenerbahçe tried to buy the player currently signed to Benfica.
«Vieira refuses €11m for Cardozo», writes O Jogo, also about how Benfica’s president did not accept Fenerbahçe’s proposal regarding the sale of Cardozo.