It’s becoming more likely that there will be a Portuguese member of the European Council

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The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, said today in Coimbra that “it is becoming more likely” that there will be a Portuguese member of the European Council.

“I have the feeling that it’s becoming more likely that there will be a Portuguese member of the European Council in Brussels this fall,” said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, when questioned by journalists on the sidelines of the inauguration of a mural paying tribute to Alberto Martins and the 1969 Academic Crisis in Coimbra.

The President of the Republic stressed to journalists that he refuses to comment on any specific court decision.

“I’m not going to comment on the decisions of the courts, but I’m going to repeat in another way a comment I’ve already made, which is more political,” said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, hinting at the strong likelihood of there being a Portuguese member of the European Council.

In December 2023, the President of the Republic wished that the former Prime Minister, António Costa, “would be in a position to have a place in Europe” as President of the European Council.

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Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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