Has Portugal’s António Costa struck his last deal?


A problem-solving prime minister faces his greatest challenge ever: Clearing his name in time to become president of the European Council.

  • Politico

On a bright sunny morning last November, the spectacular political career of Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa came to an abrupt halt as police officers launched a dramatic raid on his official residence in Lisbon’s Palacete de São Bento.

As investigators began to comb through the elegant neoclassical mansion overlooking the country’s parliament, authorities descended on ministries throughout the…

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