Portuguese PM threatens legal action against ex-governor

António Costa denies pressuring Carlos Costa over bank intervention

Carlos Costa
Carlos Costa, former Bank of Portugal governor
Photo: Carlos Almeida/Wikimedia Commons

The prime minister of Portugal, António Costa, said on November 10 that he was considering a defamation suit against former Bank of Portugal governor Carlos Costa.

The prime minister denies allegations that he pressured the ex-governor not to remove the Angolan president’s daughter from the leadership of a Portuguese bank.

António Costa said the former governor’s allegations “are offensive to my honour, my good name and my reputation” and that he had retained a lawyer to represent him in the

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