Browsing All posts tagged under »Portugal«

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 […]

Suicides could rise in Portugal as jobs and social support drop

December 11, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THEPORTUGALNEWS) A rise in unemployment, in inequalities and a drop in social support are creating “the right conditions for a greater number of suicides to occur”, a specialist warned last week. “Suicide is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon and so it is hard to draw a line between suicide and anything”, however, “it […]

Portuguese teachers more stressed-out than most Americans

October 10, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN TPN/LUSA) Portuguese teachers are more stressed than the US population, which is widely considered to be one of the most stressed societies in the world, a new study into physical and mental exhaustion has concluded. The study, which assesses the stress levels of Portuguese teachers, found that all teachers in this country suffered […]

“On a day like this, the people went to the streets” (beautiful article about Portuguese demonstrations)

October 2, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN P3-PUBLICO by Maria de Deus Botelho) You know, Grandfather, today went to the Aliados Av., in Porto. I join with the many who, like me, did not want to stay home this time and preferred to be an active part in this struggle for a country more just, a country more united. There were […]

Portuguese union plans massive protest for this Saturday

September 27, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN ALGARVE DAILY NEWS) Arménio Carlos, the General Secretary of the communist-backed CGTP trade union confederation has said the Portuguese need to demonstrate, change their government and change the policies. Carlos predicted that this Saturday’s demonstration in Lisbon “will be one of the largest events ever” in Portugal. We are going to have a […]

Largest demonstrations since 1974 rock Portugal’s elite

September 17, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN ALGARVEDAILYNEWS) From the north to the south of Portugal and across the Algarve, hundreds of thousands of citizens took to the streets yesterday to express their anger at the government’s austerity measures and to demand the Troika give back power to the country. The demonstrations were orgainsed under the slogan  ‘Que se lixe […]