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.
Lisbon is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for tourists and foreign investors alike. Investments in real estate are pushing rents up for local residents. Many are even being evicted. But they're not taking it lying down.
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Few surprises are expected in Portugal's general elections. After several years of intervention by the EU and IMF after the eurozone crisis, a leftist government has achieved relative stability. Since 2015 it's been led by Prime Minister Antonio Costa. But the success of the country's center-left is not the only thing that makes Portugal unusual in a European context. Guy Hedgecoe reports.