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    Portugal PM warns nation's eurozone position could be put in jeopardy

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Portugal's Prime Minister has addressed the nation after a crisis was triggered over his government's proposed austerity cuts. Pedro Passos Coelho said that he respected but disagreed with a decision by Portugal's highest court to reject its proposed austerity measure. Passos Coelho said it would have consequences for the entire country and threatened the nation's position in the eurozone. The constitutional court's decision deprives the government of about $1.7 billion of expected revenue. Nadim Baba reports.