Portugal which last week took the rotating presidency of the European Union for six months as of January 1st, said that it will try to conclude the bloc’s free trade agreement with Mercosur, agreed in 2019 after two decades of negotiations that have not yet been finalized.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the five permanent members of the Security Council that he would like to stay on for a second term, it was reported on Sunday by Bloomberg. Guterres is likely to officially inform the president of the UN General Assembly soon, the report added.
FOX News Media’s international streaming service, will be made available in Chile, Panama and Portugal starting December 17th. The launch further expands the platform’s distribution to 30 countries worldwide, surpassing FOX News Media’s original goal of reaching 20 countries by year-end.
Travelers to the United Kingdom faced what the transport minister said was confusion on Friday Wales and Scotland slapped a quarantine on arrivals from Portugal but England and Northern Ireland held back from restrictions.
The Grand’s Prix in the United States, Mexico, Brazil and Canada have been scrapped this year but three races in Europe have been added to the coronavirus-affected season, Formula One said on Friday.
Ireland's finance minister Paschal Donohoe has been elected as the new president of the eurozone's finance group. Donohoe succeeds former president Mário Centeno from Portugal who said in June he would not run for another term as Eurogroup president.
Portugal's tourism sector reacted with fury and disbelief at Britain's decision to maintain a quarantine regime for travelers coming from Portugal despite having a higher number of coronavirus cases and deaths.
The Spanish government started lobbying on Wednesday for Economy Minister Nadia Calvino to take the presidency of the Euro-group, with a minister saying it would be good news if she were to replace Mario Centeno, who is stepping down.
The Argentine Coast Guard arrested on Sunday a Portuguese trawler poaching in the country's EEZ, and will in the next few hours be escorted to the port of Bahía Blanca where it will face charges.
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa on Sunday expressed his thanks to a Portuguese nurse who had tended to coronavirus-stricken British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in intensive care, according to a statement by the presidency.