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POL 423 Round 2 Journal 15

POL 423 Round 2 Journal 15 - Lastly the article talks about...

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Financial Times Portugal’s PM launches attack on opposition April 11, 2011 Journal The Socialist party in Portugal has attacked the leading opposition party which is the Social Democrats, saying basically that they are full of hot air and will not be able to come through on any of their promises. The relationship between these two parties is getting very serious to the point that when a delegation from the PSD rose to speak, they were booed and whistled at. However, the PSD rose to the challenge and brought up the fact that unemployment, foreign debt, and state company deficits have doubled over the past six years under the Socialists. A negotiation between these two parties is absolutely necessary for the EU to continue its plans for a bail-out fund being sent to Portugal.
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Unformatted text preview: Lastly, the article talks about how another problem for Portugal is the Finnish government and their newly elected anti-euro party that has vowed to oppose any bail-out for Portugal. This article is significant because it shows the vast complexity that is at work in the European Union. It shows that there has to be cooperation between parties and local government and foreign governments, which as this is evident to is not so easily obtained. There is a unique relationship between the EU and the member states and this is a clear example that it is similar to a family where in if one sibling gets more attention than the other ones, they get upset and do what they can to keep that favored sibling down....
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