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Saraiva, Nuno

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Diário de Notícias - Portugal | 25/11/2015

Portugal's government not left-wing extremist

After just under two weeks without a government Portuguese President Aníbal Cavaco Silva appointed the leader of the Socialists António Costa as the country's new prime minister on Tuesday and tasked him with forming a government. His minority government, which relies on the support of two left-wing groups in parliament, is not as radical as it seems as first glance, writes the conservative-liberal daily Diário de Notícias: "Costa knows that he faces constant negotiations in the months to come and that his government will be under close scrutiny, both within Portugal and abroad. So it's no mere coincidence that at first glance this government looks like a radical government. … But if you look at the ministers' ideological positions you see that they are not really dangerous left-wing extremists - even if they were accepted by the Left Bloc and the communists. This is more likely to be a government that governs from the centre with the support of the left-wing parties."

Diário de Notícias - Portugal | 21/07/2015

Hollande wants a club within a club

Hollande's proposal for a government of the Eurozone is a threat to Europe, the liberal-conservative daily Diário de Notícias complains: "That would only increase the already notorious democratic deficit in Europe based on the premise that six countries would be the lords and masters of the EU's political and economic course and could impose their will on all the others. … The existence of several clubs within the club would in practice mean the institutionalisation of the idea that there is an EU of creditors and an EU of borrowers. … Hollande's need to play the master at home and show that he calls the shots just as much as Merkel does, is a problem he must solve for himself. But that should not come at the expense of the collapse and disintegration of the EU project."

Diário de Notícias - Portugal | 21/10/2014

Remind Berlin of its own sins

Germany should remember that it itself was once one of Europe's "deficit sinners" yet didn't face any sanctions, the liberal-conservative daily Diário de Notícias writes: "If German and France join forces to make decisions on Europe, it can only mean one thing: the economic crisis has hit them both. ... For years we have been hearing talk about the stimuli Germany should be providing but the results are plain to see: youth unemployment is rising, the economies are registering minimal growth or none at all. ... It's finally time to do something like for example Matteo Renzi has done: Remind Ms Merkel of the past [that Germany violated the EU Stability Pact in 2002 and 2003]. The rules must be the same for everyone, otherwise the European project is doomed to fail."

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