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The great Portuguese hollowing out

February 28, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN IBEROSPHERE) With every passing day Portugal has less and less economy left, while fewer and fewer people remain to pay down the debt.   By Edward Hugh. -An increasing number of Portuguese are emigrating, creating a huge imbalance in the economy. As Portuguese President Aníbal Cavaco Silva once put it, ”A country without […]

Emigration in Portugal up 85 percent

January 23, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN CORREIO DA MANHÃ) The number of people leaving Portugal rose 85% in 2011, to some 44,000 compared with 2010, with the group most affected being those aged 25 and 29.   Data from the National Statistics Institute (INE) relating to annual estimates of emigration point to 43,998 Portuguese and foreign nationals having moved […]

What happened to the Spain where I was born?

October 30, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN DER SPIEGEL) SPIEGEL reporter Juan Moreno grew up in Germany as the son of Spanish immigrants. He cherished summers spent as a child in his parents’ former village. He recently traveled back to his country of birth to trace the causes of the crisis and to meet those whose lives it has changed […]