Collapse of Thomas Cook
Portugal announces it has set aside 150 million euros to lend to the companies that have been hurt by the collapse of tour guide company Thomas Cook.
Portugal reports its first two identified cases of COVID-19 infection with the Lineage P.1 variant of SARS-CoV-2, both of which were detected in the Lisbon metropolitan area.
German airline Condor, a subsidiary of the now insolvent Thomas Cook Group, files for bankruptcy.
British travel company Thomas Cook enters compulsory liquidation, leaving 150,000 British holidaymakers stranded abroad and endangering 22,000 jobs worldwide. In response, the UK government and the Civil Aviation Authority launches Operation Matterhorn, the largest repatriation in the UK's peacetime history.
Tunisian tourism minister René Trabelsi says Thomas Cook owes Tunisian hotels €60 million for stays in July and August, with 4,500 customers still in the country. Tourism is a major component of the national economy.
Several European Union states, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal and Spain, officially recognize Juan Guaidó as interim President of Venezuela after Nicolás Maduro rejects the European ultimatum to call a new snap election. Other European Union countries, such as Greece and Ireland, stop short of recognizing Guaidó, while Italy's leading coalition party, the 5 Star Movement, declares that it is not "for the EU to tell another nation what to do".
Archaeologists discover a centuries-old shipwreck near the Portugal coast of Cascais.
Poland's ruling Law and Justice's Arkadiusz Mularczyk says Germany owes Polish victims of World War II a total of 1.984 trillion zloty (US$543 billion, 440 billion euros) in compensation.
Espírito Santo Financial Group, the holding company for Portugal's second largest bank, Banco Espírito Santo, files for creditor protection in Luxembourg.
The International Monetary Fund approves a 26 billion euro loan to Portugal as part of a joint bailout package with the European Union to try to resolve the European sovereign debt crisis.
European Union finance ministers approve a 78 billion euro bailout package for Portugal