Is Europe roaming into a dangerous territory?

29. January 2016 by Henrique Tereno

Henrique Tereno27 October 2015 was a historical day for everyone who enjoys to travel and talk over the phone when abroad. After two years of negotiations, the European Parliament decided to abolish roaming charges.

On the one hand, removing roaming charges could help increase the EU’s popularity, due to the fact that it gives the impression that the EU member states are connected to each other instead of being separated states. All in all, the abolishment of roaming charges could probably spread a feeling of belonging to the EU, as people will be able to communicate with other Europeans just as easily and cheaply as with their countrymen.

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Portugal: how an unexciting election produced a surprising political earthquake

21. January 2016 by Pedro Ponte e Sousa & Henrique Tereno

pedro-ponte-e-sousahenrique-terenoOn October 4th, 2015, the Portuguese people went to the polls to vote at the Portuguese parliamentary elections. At the end of the day, according to the data given by the Ministry of Homeland Affairs, 56% of the Portuguese people voted and the right-wing parties, in a coalition entitled “Portugal à Frente” [Portugal Ahead] formed by the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Social Democratic Centre – People’s Party (CDS-PP) led by Pedro Passos Coelho, the Portuguese Prime Minister since 2011, won the elections with 37% of the votes.

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