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Portuguese premier Pedro Passos Coelho: under pressure to stick to austerity targets (Image: Cruks)

The Portugese prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho met last night with ministerial colleagues in order to stem a political crisis following the resignation of two ministers including the country’s finance minister. His conservative coalition is under pressure to stick to the tough austerity targets dictated by Portugal’s bailout.

During Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday David Cameron repeatedly accused Ed Miliband, Leader of the Opposition, of being a puppet of the Unite trade union, following allegations…

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