Europe's westernmost state, Portugal, is known for its sea-faring history and unique culture. As the EU faces huge changes, the country stands out because of its economic turnaround in recent years, as it outperforms its larger neighbors.
Because of strong fiscal policy, the Portuguese economy has grown an average of 2.7% yearly in the last five years, and unemployment has sunk to pre-recession lows. Additionally, traditional agriculture and industry have received a much welcome boost from tourism and services industries.
As the first neutral country to establish diplomatic relations with the independent United States, Portugal reaffirmed its historical partnership during a meeting between President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and President Donald Trump's at the White House in June 2018.
Global Media continues its coverage of the EU with the Special Business Report on Portugal for Foreign Affairs. Covering the business center of Lisbon, as well as the cities of Porto, Faro, Evora and Coimbra, the report will highlight the country's strengths and contributions to the global market.