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.
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.
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.
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
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.
More than 1,000 firefighters were still battling on June 19 a giant forest fire that swept through central Portugal at the weekend, killing at least 62 people.
The country was in mourning after the deadliest such disaster in Portugal's recent history, with many victims burnt as they were trapped in their cars.