Protests convince Portugal government to reconsider tax rises
on 22/09/2012 14:17:40
They have instead agreed to look for alternatives after huge anti-austerity street protests.
The government had planned to raise social security contributions next year from 11% to 18%, to meet the conditions of Portugal's international bailout.
Portugal was recently given an extra year to reduce its deficit, following the latest quarterly review by international lenders overseeing its €78bn bailout.