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Government diploma published that increases social security contribution by 2%

Diploma that reinforces the financial contribution of Social Security was published this Monday in Diário da República. The measure is included in the Economic and Social Stabilization Program (PEES) and aims to offset the expenses of social sector institutions with contingency measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

China sanctions several US officials in response to Washington measures

Beijing responds in kind, after last Friday the US announced sanctions against several Chinese representatives in Hong Kong

Belarus / Elections: Charles Michel deplores violence against protesters

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, deplored this Monday the violence against the protesters who contest the results of the presidential elections of Sunday in Belarus, stressing that the freedom of expression must be defended.

Belarus / Elections: Lukashenko wins sixth term with 80,23% of the vote

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko won the presidential election with 80,23% of the vote, the state news agency Belta announced on Monday, the day after the scrutiny marked by violence and charges of fraud.

"Today's silence will make tomorrow's criticisms inopportune." PS regrets lack of right-wing ideas for European funds

The deputy general secretary of the Socialist Party (PS), José Luís Carneiro, regrets that, so far, the parties on the right have not presented any ideas and challenges them to submit proposals by the end of August.

PremiumFalling labor force could prevent rapid economic recovery

The unemployment rate fell in the second quarter, but the impact of the pandemic on tourism and the increase in global competition in the age of teleworking are of concern to experts consulted by JE.
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