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  Wikipedia: Portugal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Portugal is a country in the extreme southwest of Europe, on the Iberian peninsula, bordering the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south, and Spain to the north and east.
Portugal emerged from the Reconquista as an independent kingdom in 1143.
Portugal is a fairly homogenous country linguistically, ethnically and religiously; Portuguese is spoken throughout the country, with only the town of Miranda de Douro's Leonese dialect recognised as a locally co-official language as Mirandese, Asturian in Spain is another Leonese dialect but not officially recognized by Spain.
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 Portugal - Gurupedia
In 1249 - 1250, the Algarve is finnaly reconquest by Portugal to the Moors, and in 1255, the capital is shifted to Lisbon.
Because Philip II of Spain was the son of a Portuguese princess, Spain invaded Portugal and the Spanish ruler became Philip I of Portugal in 1580.
Portugal is the country for wine lovers, known since the Roman Empire as one of the greatest in the empire; the Romans immediately associated Portugal with its God of Winery and Feast, Bacchus.
www.gurupedia.com /p/po/portugal.htm   (4142 words)

  
 Portugal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Portugal traces its emergence as a nation to June 24, 1128, with the Battle of São Mamede by Afonso I.
Portugal developed an increasingly service-based Economy and it was one of the eleven founding countries of the Euro in 1999, with very restrictive criteria, and began circulating its new currency on January 1, 2002 along with 12 other EU members.
Portugal was recognized as a autonomous kingdom by Leon in 1143 and by the Pope in 1179.
portugal.iqnaut.net   (6593 words)

  
 Portugal - FOREIGN RELATIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
For centuries Portugal's foreign relations were directed away from Europe, first down the South Atlantic and to Africa, then to Brazil and the Orient.
Lisbon's relations with Europe were limited to an alliance dating from 1386 with Britain, another Atlantic country, that was intended to protect it from Spain and any other European power that might threaten Portugal's independence and its vast empire.
Shorn of its colonies, Portugal was forced to concede that its future lay in Europe, a revolutionary change in the country's view of its place in the world.
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 Portugal
Because Philip II of Spain was the son of a Portuguese princess, the Spanish ruler became Philip I of Portugal in 1580.
Portugal applied international pressure to secure East Timor's independence from Indonesia, as East Timor was still legally a Portuguese dependency, and recognized as such by the United Nations.
Portugal was recognized as a kingdom with its own king by Leon in 1143 and by the Pope in 1179.
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 Portugal (08/02)
Portugal's public debt exceeded 3 % of GNP in 2001, the EU's self-imposed limit, and left the country open to either EU sanctions or tighter financial supervision.
Portugal was a founding member of NATO; it is an active member of the alliance by, for example, contributing proportionally large contingents in Balkans peacekeeping forces.
Portugal was a strong advocate of independence for East Timor, a former Portuguese colony, and has committed troops and money to East Timor, in close cooperation with the United States, Asian allies, and the United Nations.
www.state.gov /outofdate/bgn/p/26063.htm   (1824 words)

  
 GeographyIQ - World Atlas - Europe - Portugal - Foreign Relations
Portugal has been a significant beneficiary of the European Union and is a proponent of European integration.
Portugal held the presidency of the EU for the second time during the first half of 2000.
Portugal contributed a small gendarme force to Iraq that it withdrew in February 2005, and has contributed funds for other training and development projects for Iraq reconstruction, including the NATO Training Mission.
www.geographyiq.com /countries/po/Portugal_relations_summary.htm   (299 words)

  
 sociology - Portugal
The Republic of Portugal (República Portuguesa), or Portugal, is a democratic republic located on the west and southwest parts of the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe; it is the westernmost country in continental Europe.
During this period, Portugal had several tribes, the main were the Lusitanians, who lived between the Douro and Tagus rivers, and the Calaicians who, lived north of the Douro river with several other tribes.
Portugal has developed an increasingly service-based economy since joining the European Union in 1986, a development that began with the boom of the 1960s.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Portugal   (5568 words)

  
 Top20Portugal.com - Your Top20 Guide to Portugal!
Portugal is a mixed economy, its per capita output stands at 76% of that of the leading Eurozone economies.
Portugal developed an increasingly service-based economy and it was one of the eleven founding countries of the Euro in 1999, with very restrictive criteria, and began circulating the new currency on January 1, 2002 along with twelve other EU members.
Portugal is a country of exceptional cultural and economic potential but its high level of curruption (one of the highest in Europe) is a barrier to its development.
www.top20portugal.com   (6089 words)

  
 Portugal (07/06)
Portugal's membership in the European Union (EU) contributed to stable economic growth, largely through increased trade and an inflow of EU funds for infrastructure improvements.
Portugal's per capital GDP is behind that of new members Slovenia, Malta, and Cyprus and, since 2002, Greece.
Portugal was the first country to breach the Eurozone's Stability and Growth Pact budget deficit target of 3%, with a gap equal to 4.2% of GDP.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3208.htm   (2696 words)

  
 GeographyIQ - World Atlas - Africa - Mozambique - Foreign Relations
The twin pillars of Mozambique's foreign policy are maintenance of good relations with its neighbors and maintenance and expansion of ties to development partners.
During the 1970s and early 1980s, Mozambique's foreign policy was inextricably linked to the struggles for majority rule in Rhodesia and South Africa as well as superpower competition and the Cold War.
Relations with Portugal, the former colonial power, are complex and of some importance as Portuguese investors play a visible role in Mozambique's economy.
www.geographyiq.com /countries/mz/Mozambique_relations_summary.htm   (546 words)

  
 TDS; Passports, Visas, Travel Documents
Contributing to the strong ties between the United States and Portugal are the sizable Portuguese communities in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, California, and Hawaii.
The defense relationship between the United States and Portugal is excellent, centered on the 1995 Agreement on Cooperation and Defense (ACD).
Portugal also provides the United States and other allies access to Montijo Air Base and a number of ports.
www.traveldocs.com /pt/foreign.htm   (605 words)

  
 EMIRE: PORTUGAL - FOREIGN WORKER
In Portugal, access to employment for aliens is conditioned both by the rules regulating their entry to and residence within national territory and also, in the case of employees, by the regulation of contracts of employment concluded with aliens (Decree-Law No. 97 of March 17, 1977).
In regard to employment relationships, this text expressly provides that foreign workers and the employers concerned will not be penalized for past infringements of labour legislation provided they regularize their situation in the terms laid down.
Please note: the European industrial relations glossaries are not systematically updated, and some of the material may not reflect the current situation.
www.eurofound.eu.int /emire/PORTUGAL/FOREIGNWORKER-PT.html   (408 words)

  
 Portugal Judicial Assistance
Documents being served by mail on a party in Portugal need not be translated into Portuguese unless a) the party being served refuses to accept the documents; or b) initially accepts but subsequently returns the documents with a statement requesting a Portuguese language version.
Moreover, foreign countries have objected to the extraterritorial jurisdiction asserted by courts in the United States.
In consequence, absent a treaty, whether the courts of a foreign country would enforce a judgment issued by a court in the United States depends upon the internal laws of the foreign country and international comity.
travel.state.gov /law/portugal_legal.html   (2592 words)

  
 Portugal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It also includes three groups of islands in the Atlantic: the Azores (Açores), the Madeira and the Savage Isles, a small, remote and unhabited group administrated by Madeira.
Emerging from the Reconquista as an independent kingdom in 1143, and with almost always the same main territory border line since the 13th century, Portugal has always been turned to the sea.
Henry the Navigator's interest in exploration together with some technological developments in navigation brought together, gave way to the Portuguese expansion and to great geographical knowledge advancements.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/p/po/portugal.shtml   (1001 words)

  
 U.S. Government Bookstore: Special Values: Foreign Relations
Foreign Relations of the United States, 1955-1957, V. 27, Western Europe and Canada
Presents a full accounting of the overall nature and structure of United States-Soviet relations together with a more detailed documentary record of those high-level meetings, discussions, and policy debates on the broad range of issues making up the diplomacy of the cold war.
This is the first volume of the subseries which documents the foreign policy of the Lyndon Johnson administration.
bookstore.gpo.gov /svalues/foreignrelations.jsp   (534 words)

  
 Portugal:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Portugal is a developed country, a member of the European Union since 1986, and a founding member of Eurozone and NATO.
Portugal came into existence as an independent nation on June 24, 1128, when Afonso Henriques, Count of Portugal, defeated his mother in battle, Countess Teresa, and her lover, Fernão Peres de Trava, thereby establishing himself as sole leader.
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 FOREIGN AFFAIRS: SA'S RELATIONS WITH PORTUGAL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed, as announced by the Portuguese authorities in Lisbon, that the Government of Portugal had been requested to bring forward the departure of Ambassador Vasco Valente who was due to take up another diplomatic assignment, due to certain actions of the Ambassador.
This was demonstrated during a constructive visit by President of Portugal to South Africa last week.
The Department is of the opinion that, given the importance attached to South Africa's relations with Portugal, and accepted diplomatic practice it would be inappropriate to comment further on this matter.
www.info.gov.za /speeches/1997/08060x89897.htm   (190 words)

  
 The Ultimate Portugal - American History Information Guide and Reference
The Ultimate Portugal - American History Information Guide and Reference
de Macedo, Newton and Saraiva, José Hermano História de Portugal IV - Glória e Declínio do Império QuidNovi, 2004 (ISBN 9895541090).
Loução, Paulo Alexandre: Portugal, Terra de Mistérios Ésquilo, 2000 (third edition; ISBN 9728605048).
www.historymania.com /american_history/Portugal   (5574 words)

  
 Portugal - Country/Economic Information - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Portugal - Country/Economic Information - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Includes Heads of State, Prime Ministers, Foreign, Trade and Aid Ministers.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade seeks your feedback on the information provided on Europe.
www.dfat.gov.au /geo/portugal/index.html   (94 words)

  
 Table of contents for Library of Congress control number 2003011181   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Table of contents for Operation Alacrity : the Azores and the war in the Atlantic / Norman Herz.
Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.
Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete or contain other coding.
www.loc.gov /catdir/toc/ecip044/2003011181.html   (124 words)

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