Since Portugal decriminalized drugs and addicts started receiving treatment instead of jail sentences, consumption has fallen - especially among teenagers, as more efforts are being put into prevention.
At least 41 people have been killed in devastating wild fires that swept across parts of Portugal and Spain. Politicians and residents of towns hit by the deadly fires have blamed Lisbon for the soaring death toll.
A wildfire has engulfed large parts of central Portugal, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Germany, France and Spain have offered assistance to tackle the deadly natural disaster.
Europe is a major market for illegal drugs, according to the latest European Drug Report. Experts have expressed concern about designer drugs and the growing number of drug-related deaths on the continent.
Soares founded the Portuguese Socialist Party in April 1973 with the help of former German chancellor Willy Brandt. One of his biggest political dreams was that Portugal would join the European Union. He fulfilled it.
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