25 Mar '11, 3pm

Portugal doesn't need financial rescue: BRUSSELS - PORTUGAL'S outgoing Prime Minister Jose Socrates insisted on...

Portugal doesn't need financial rescue: BRUSSELS - PORTUGAL'S outgoing Prime Minister Jose Socrates insisted on...

Portugal's Prime Minister Jose Socrates insisted that his country does not need a financial rescue, as a political crisis raised fears of a bailout. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BRUSSELS - PORTUGAL'S outgoing Prime Minister Jose Socrates insisted on Friday that his country does not need a financial rescue, as a political crisis raised fears of a bailout. 'Portugal does not need a financial rescue plan and I will maintain this in defending my country,' Mr Socrates told reporters after a European Union summit clouded by his country's financial troubles. 'I know what this meant for Ireland and Greece, and I don't wish it on my country,' he said of the two fellow eurozone countries that were forced to take multi-billion-euro bailouts in exchange for tough austerity measures. 'Portugal must demonstrate that it is a country that can resolve its own problems,' he added. Mr Socrates resigned...

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