Antonio Costa

Portugal Raises the Minimum Wage to EUR 635

The Portuguese minority government presented a proposal for the minimum wage to be increased by almost 6% to EUR 635 in the next year. However, the wage remain the lowest in Western Europe, according to Reuters.

Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa has pledged an increase of 25 percent to EUR 750 by 2023 at the start of his second term last month.

Bulgarian President: Bulgaria-Portugal Relationship a Symbol of Europe's Future

(Xinhua) -- The relationship between Bulgaria and Portugal is a symbol of the future of Europe as the two countries can cooperate and hold dialogue while seeking common ground on the basis of European values, visiting Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said here Wednesday.

Turkey slams Med7 declaration, accuses group of siding with Greek Cyprus

From left to right Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, French President Emanuel Macron, Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa attend a south EU summit in Nicosia, Cyprus on Jan. 29.

President Radev's Working Visit to Portugal Continues

His program today includes talks with Prime Minister Antonio Costa and the President of the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic, Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, reported the Bulgarian National Television. 

Later, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev will meet with the Mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina, who will give him the honorary key of the city at a ceremony.

Cooperation with Turkey must continue, southern European leaders agree

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa, Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, France's President Emmanuel Macron, Spain's Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades, Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte pose for a family photo during the Southern EU Countries summit at Filoxenia Conference centre in Nicosia, Cyprus on Jan 29

Portugal PM Vows to Implement Fire Prevention Reforms

Parched farmland, unmanaged forests and the planting of too many water thirsty crops are all being blamed for this year's devastating wildfires in Portugal.

After one of the worst weekends, at least 38 people are now known to have died.
Prime Minister Antonio Costa has refused to sack his interior minister saying now is the time for solutions not resignations.