Speaking to Lusa, regarding the functions that he assumed again, 12 years after having performed them, the former Secretary of State for the Portuguese Communities says that bureaucracy is one of the main barriers that Portuguese emigrants face.

“The current situation is difficult for the Portuguese who live here, but it is even more difficult for those who do not live here, who come here occasionally and who in a very short period of time have to solve problems”.

“We have to go on affirming our positions, proposals and solutions and we have to be very vehement in criticising and denouncing what is not done well and there is a lot that is not done well, starting with the bureaucracy”.