AREA92,090 sq km
GDP163,799 milion € (2013)
INFLATION-0,1% (2014)
MEDIAN AGE41 years

Uncertain prospects

Recent elections in Portugal have given rise to a minority conservative government, but a few left-wing parties have also made inroads. Political instability is growing.
María-Paz López

The art of bankruptcy

Portugal tries to sell 85 Miró masterpieces to raise cash.
Giulia Sbarigia

Adenauer & Spinelli Talk About Lisbon

Two founding fathers of Europe, Konrad Adenauer and Altiero Spinelli, talk about the impasse confronting the Union. The first man is more pragmatic, the second is more idealistic. And their remedies for relaunching the process of integration are therefore different. On the Treaty of Lisbon, signed on 2000, Spinelli says that it announced a time of great hop, while Adenauer replies that the goals were missed in a sensational manner, because…
Donato Speroni