Portuguese Flee Economic Crisis

Struggling with debt, Portugal is losing its youngest, most educated citizens. More than 2 percent of the country’s population have emigrated during the past two years, reports the BBC News. The emigrants head to Switzerland or Angola rather than France, once a traditional destination. Other destination countries include Germany, Mozambique, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The Portuguese secretary of state noted that the emigration rate would have been much higher if not for the high rate of unemployment in many other EU nations. – YaleGlobal

Portuguese Flee Economic Crisis

More than 2 percent of Portuguese people, mostly young and educated, emigrated in the past two years; more would have left had Europe not been in recession
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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