Portugal is a founding member of NATO and has been an EU member since 1986. It has two autonomous regions: the archipelagos of Azores and Madeira.
Portugal is mainland Europe's westernmost country and shares the Iberian Peninsula with Spain. Its population of roughly 10.5 million is predominantly Roman Catholic. From 1926 to 1974, an authoritarian dictatorship ruled the country. This is a collection of DW's latest content on Portugal.
German pilots at Irish budget airline Ryanair have joined their counterparts in Ireland, Italy and Portugal in announcing plans for industrial action against the carrier. Germany´s largest pilots’ union, Cockpit, says it wants to negotiate working conditions and wages in line with the market.
A few years ago, the Jewish community in Porto, Portugal was struggling to survive. Now, Jews from all over the world are flocking there, some even opting to make it their home. It's partly thanks to a 2013 law which offers citizenship to the descendants of thousands of Jews who were forced to flee the country at the end of the fifteenth century. Hagar Jobse reports.