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PM: Sack your Minister now! #3

trainVoters are not as silly as some advertising agencies think. One minister consistently makes a mess and tries to deceive us – this will hurt Socialist Party in the elections, writes Jack Soifer

The results of the elections in Brazil, Sweden and Andalucía confirm what I have written for years - citizens deceived by their parties end up voting for extremists. They do not choose a political party, but vote for change, sometimes radical change.

IMF's report on Portugal - seventh monitoring mission

imfThe Portuguese authorities announced on November 29, 2018 their intention to pay off their remaining debt to the IMF this year.

Portugal’s early repayments, started since 2015, have already markedly reduced its outstanding debt to the Fund. Early repayments to the IMF reflect Portugal’s favorable market access conditions and send a positive signal to investors and markets.

'Sack your Minister now!' - #2

cttvanThe voter is not as silly as some advertising agencies think. Remember, 52% chose the NABO in the recent election: N-ot valid, A-bstention, B-ranco (nothing), O-ther (less than 1%).In 2019 he will elect extremists.

Abuses by telecoms companies are endless. When there are problems, the regulator, ANACOM, repeats the standard phrase. "It is an individual matter, you can complain in court."

New British Ambassador presented his credentials

Chris SaintyChris Sainty formally presented yesterday his credentials to His Excellency the President of Portugal, Prof Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and has now officially began his mandate as the new British Ambassador in Portugal. Chris was appointed in January, in succession to Kirsty Hayes.

'Brexit, Grexit and the Algarve' by Jack Soifer

greekbankSome scientific papers were edited by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (kas.de/griechenland/en), written by authors such as Mark Blyth and Kostas Lavdas (from Massachusetts), state that the Troika made serious mistakes in Greece.

In 2012, I heard about the Euro-M, Mediterranean. It would reduce the disparity in the competitiveness of SMEs in order to compete with France and Germany.

'The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union' - policy paper July 12th

brexitLenThe United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 and begin to chart a new course in the world. The Government will have delivered on the result of the 2016 referendum – the biggest democratic exercise in this country’s history. And it will have reached a key milestone in its principal mission – to build a country that works for everyone. A country that is stronger, fairer, more united and more outward-looking.

Address by His Highness the Aga Khan to the Parliament of Portugal, July 10th, 2018

parliamentPortugal"Your Excellency, President of Parliament, Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, Distinguished Members of Government and Members of Parliament, Honourable Mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina, Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen

Let me begin by expressing my most sincere gratitude to the President and the members of the Parliament, for your very warm welcome in this remarkable setting, and to the President of the Republic for the invitation to visit Portugal.

Merkel: her head has already rolled - in the Algarve

Merkels head rollsThe false noses and figures of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin put a good 50 enthusiasts hard at work - in a nondescript warehouse in the industrial area of Portugal amusement in Loulé in the Algarve. For the summit Carnival season they work feverishly but also on the final cosmetic finishing touches of World Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi competitor and Euro Group chief Mario Centeno. Here Merkel's head is already rolled: a colorless and dusty old copy is discarded in rubbish in the hall ... CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE...