Portugal Current Affairs - 2020

Governing Centre Right Coalition wins 2015 Portugal elections

Governing Centre Right coalition parties led by Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho have won the Portugal’s 2015 general election. In this election the governing coalition has won 99 seats in the 230-seat parliament by securing 39% of votes. However they failed to secure absolute majority in the Parliament. Socialist Parties have emerged as opposition in Read More…

Portugal’s Luis Leao Pinto wins 2015 MTB Himalaya Title

Luis Leao Pinto of Portugal has won 2015 MTB Himalaya Title, Asia’s premier mountain biking race for the second time in the Solo Men’s category. With this victory he received the crown tile of ‘King of the Himalaya’ which he had earlier won in year 2013. He took time of 27:29:22 to complete 500 km Read More…

Ukraine crisis: NATO suspends civilian and military co-operation with Russia

Following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region, NATO suspended all practical civilian and military co-operation with Russia.  Russia’s annexation is being considered as a threat to European security. The 28-member NATO bloc gathered in Brussels (Belgium) for their first meeting since Russia’s annexation of Crimea and stalwartly condemned Russia’s ‘illegal’ annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region. NATO is also considering Read More…

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FIFA world ranking: Spain still FIFA’s No:1 ranked team

The World and European champion Spain remains No. 1 for the 29th consecutive month in the FIFA men’s soccer rankings. Spain holds a big lead over Germany. Argentina was third, followed by Colombia, Portugal, Uruguay, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Brazil.   World Cup host Brazil is 10th, with the United States in 14th. The FIFA Read More…

Lativa becomes the 18th state to join the Eurozone

The Baltic nation, Latvia joined the Euro Zone, with the expectation that the euro will lower its borrowing costs and encourage investors by eliminating currency risk. It became the 18th member of the European Union, which uses the Euro as its currency and the fourth smallest economy in the euro zone after Malta, Estonia and Read More…