Francisco could have gotten a well-paying job in the city. But the the young Portuguese academic decided to use his agricultural expertise to rejuvenate a local town suffering from economic decay.
As the European Parliament grants EU countries greater individual freedom over the use of genetically modified (GM) crops, DW talks to Greenpeace EU agriculture policy director, Marco Contiero for his view.
José Socrates, Portugal's Prime Minister from 2005 -11, has been detained in a high security prison, pending investigation into allegations of corruption, money laundering and tax fraud, allegations which he denies. His arrest is one in a series of unrelated anti fraud and corruption inquiries in Portugal. Emma Wallis talks to Antonio Costa Pinto, a research professor at the University of Lisbon.
Cheap labor and sunny weather are attracting tech investors from around the world to the Portuguese capital - transforming the city into a European startup hub. But can Lisbon dethrone Berlin as the next IT boomtown?
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