A small Swiss-owned plane crashes in the Portuguese village of Tires, west of Lisbon, killing at least five people.
A small plane crashes near a Lidl supermarket in Tires just west of Lisbon, killing five people.
- NATO members meet in Lisbon, Portugal, to discuss progress in the War in Afghanistan and relations with Russia.
- Seven defendants are found guilty of abusing children in the Casa Pia child sex abuse trial in Lisbon, Portugal.
- Tens of thousands of Portuguese rally in central Lisbon against the government's austerity measures in one of the biggest protests in recent years.
- European Union leaders sign the Reform Treaty in Lisbon, Portugal.
- Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs Lus Amado says Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is not welcome at the December European Union-African Union summit in Lisbon. United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown says he will not attend if Mugabe is present.
- A Canadair firefighting plane reportedly crashes in Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal, while tackling raging wildfires. However, this claim has been denied by Portuguese authorities.
- The death toll from forest fires in Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal, rises to at least 62. Many victims were trapped on the road between the towns of Figueiro dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera.
- Wildfires in central Portugal kill at least 24 people and several firefighters are among 20 injured. The death toll so far is the largest due to a wildfire in Portugal since 1966.
- Swiss voters approve a referendum to phase out nuclear power in Switzerland and increase renewable energy.
- Salvador Sobral of Portugal wins the Eurovision Song Contest with the song ''Amar pelos dois''. While the country debuted in the 1964 edition of the contest, this marks the first win by a Portuguese entrant.