Post Tagged with: "Portugal"

Portugal’s Strategic Depth

Portugal’s Strategic Depth

By Miguel Nunes Silva, International Relations Analyst
Location Portugal Portugal

With close to 900 years of history, Portugal is one of Europe’s oldest and most stable nations. Portugal’s oldest alliance is with the UK. It was with British mediation that Portugal and the US came to cooperate strategically during the Second World War in the renting of the Lajes air base to Washington. The Treaty of Windsor with London emerged in the context of the Hundred Years War and the associated conflicts with Spain. Spanish […]

May 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Politics, Portugal
Improving the EU-India Trade Agreement

Improving the EU-India Trade Agreement

By Paulo Casaca, Founder and Executive Director of South Asian Democratic Forum

EU-India negotiations on the Bilateral Investment and Trade Agreement (BITA) which started over five years ago have stalled on a variety of issues of diverse nature and impact, with the last deadline for conclusion (November 2012) elapsing without significant advancement.

November 27, 2012 · 0 comments · Business, European Union, India, Portugal
Portugal, Europe and the Debt Crisis

Portugal, Europe and the Debt Crisis

By Paulo Casaca, Founder and Executive Director of South Asian Democratic Forum
Location Portugal Portugal

On the eve of the Portuguese democratic revolution in December 1973, the Deutschmark traded for 9,5 Portuguese escudos (0.375 dollars or 37.5 cents at the exchange rate of the time); twenty years later, on the eve of fixing the definitive rate of exchange of Euro currencies, the Deutschmark was worth 102 Portuguese escudos (0.584 dollars or 58.4 cents at the exchange rate of the time).

November 21, 2012 · 1 comment · Economics, Portugal
IMF Calls EU to Act: Did the EU Summit Really Listen?

IMF Calls EU to Act: Did the EU Summit Really Listen?

By Paulo Casaca, Founder and Executive Director of South Asian Democratic Forum
Location Portugal Portugal

The International Monetary Fund’s most weighty publication, the “World Economic Outlook,” launched its latest edition on the topic of “Coping with High Debt and Sluggish Growth” on October 9 in Tokyo during its annual world summit. Most of the content is dedicated to the world’s worst economic performer: Europe. It bashes the foolishness of the EU’s macro-economic policies, namely the “austerity for all” principle behind the recently agreed Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance (TSCG) […]

October 19, 2012 · 0 comments · Economics, Portugal
What the United States Should Know About Portugal

What the United States Should Know About Portugal

By Miguel Nunes Silva, International Relations Analyst
Location Portugal Portugal

With close to 900 years of history, Portugal is one of Europe’s oldest and most stable nations. Its oldest alliance is with the UK and it was with British mediation that Portugal and the US came to cooperate strategically during the Second World War in the renting of the Lajes air base to Washington.

September 26, 2012 · 2 comments · Economics, Portugal, United States