Portuguese wines are up with world's best

Two decades of astounding development have followed Portugal's accession to the EU in 1986.

19th March, 2005

The country suffered years of political, cultural and economic isolation under a right-wing dictatorship, but has now been transformed into a vibrant, open economy.

Portugal hosted theWorld Cup in 2002, nearly walking away with the trophy in the p r o c e s s . T h e e v e n t showc a s e d a c ou nt r y br imming with pr ide, fabulous infrastructure and super shopping...

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