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Speaker(s): Paulo Portas
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone
Recorded on 12 October 2011 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
In this lecture Paulo Portas, Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs will speak about the financial crisis in the Eurozone, the implementation of the financial assistance programme by Portugal, the Portuguese external policy and the new opportunities offered by the Arab Spring.
Paulo Portas is the Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs, a position he has held since the general election in June 2011. He is also President of the Christian-Democrat CDS/PP Party which is a partner in the coalition government. He has been elected as an MP six times, and has previously served as: Minister of State, National Defence and Sea Affairs in 2004; Minister of State and National Defence in 2002; and Member of the Council of State (2002 to 2005). Mr Portas graduated in law at the Portuguese Catholic University.