Currently, there are 650,000 immigrants working in Portugal, six times more than in 2015, points out Ana Mendes Godinho.

The minister defends the “contribution of foreign workers to Portuguese development”, stressing that in Social Security contributions, foreigners already represent 10% of workers who actively participate in the system, which represents 1,800 million euros, she said, in an interview to RTP3.

Focusing on digital nomads, Ana Mendes Godinho says that they are “fundamental, namely because they have the ability to live in the interior, which has been rediscovered by new forms of work”. She reinforces that “we have to focus on attracting people to come to Portugal”.