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I have always looked at a request for external aid as a solution of last resort, but I think we have reached a point where not taking this decision would carry unacceptable risks for the country.feedback
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May 04 2011 Portugal
Jose Socrates has been quoted 32 times. The two most recent articles where Jose Socrates has been quoted are Portuguese bailout pressures and Portugal PM says 'No need for bailout'. Most recently, Jose Socrates was quoted as having said, “Portugal doesn't need a bailout plan, and I will maintain that position in defence of my country because I know what it meant for Ireland and Greece, and I don't want the same thing to happen to my country.”.
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Jose Socrates quotes

Sep 27 2009 - Portugal

My friends, tonight the Social Party has had an extraordinary and fabulous victory.feedback

Sep 25 2009

Our party is not sure of victory. We call on everybody to vote for the Socialist Party because we are certain we deserve this electoral victory.feedback

Sep 19 2009

The director of Público has always had great imagination, I have said that before. Now he is accusing the secret services. But the secret services don't do any thing outside the law. At least as far as I know.feedback

Sep 17 2009 - Portugal

I was very happy and I think all the Portuguese share that feeling, because the election of Mr. Barroso is good news for Europe and Portugal.feedback

Sep 13 2009 - Portugal

This year, until August 2009, we have helped 37,000 companies… and you? How many have you helped in 2003 when we also had a crisis and you were the finance minister? You know how many? 1,503.feedback

Jun 07 2009

The results of these European elections mean our task for the general election in October will be that much harder. But it will only make us more determined to work towards victory in the next elections.feedback

May 23 2009

These elections are an opportunity for a change similar to that which occured when the United States elected Barak Obama.feedback

Mar 02 2009

The Portuguese government makes itself firmly available to help political and military authorities in the talks they have ahead of them.feedback

Jul 09 2008 - Renault

We want to increase Portugal's autonomy in terms of energy, so that future generations can make their own decisions and we are not at the mercy of others, as we are today.feedback

Jan 30 2008 - Portugal

She will pursue the reform and modernisation of the health service with the confidence of the public.feedback

Oct 19 2007 - Portugal

I hope that this institutional model will last a long time and that the name 'Treaty of Lisbon' lasts a long time also.feedback

Jul 11 2007 - Portugal

I am ready to handle any problems that might come up during this final phase of negotiations. I know that we can achieve this. One thing is clear: our mandate is not to change the mandate but to transform this mandate into a treaty.feedback

Jul 09 2007

Europe needs more police cooperation to face the threat of terrorism.feedback

Jul 01 2007

I think that the most important thing is to start the intergovernmental conference on the proposed treaty as quickly as possible. We will start it on the 23rd of this month and see if we can complete all the negotiation so the leaders can discuss the text at the next summit. And maybe even approve it!feedback

Jun 30 2007

Germany succeeded in getting what it wanted from the presidency; that is a mandate. And we must transform that mandate into a treaty. We know that getting the final details right is always the most difficult part, that's when tricky areas appear. But we're ready for that.feedback

Jun 29 2007

I was present at the summit and I know what was agreed. The mandate is very clear and precise on what has to be done. I am sure this is all a misunderstanding.feedback

Jun 24 2007

We are ready to work for Europe with all our energy we want the new treaty to be strong and effective.feedback

Jun 04 2007 - Portugal

I hope that at the Council meeting there will be a clear mandate, so that Europe can attain a compromise during the Portuguese presidency, for a treaty that reinforces Europe.feedback

Feb 12 2007 - Abortion

Abortion will be legal in this county within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, if it is requested by the woman and carried out in a registered clinic.feedback

Feb 12 2007

Termination in the first ten weeks of pregnancy for a healthy, consenting woman will no longer be a crime in our country.feedback

Aug 21 2005 - Portugal

We are at a state of maximum risk and France's help will make it possible to fight the fires more efficiently.feedback

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