Portugal is EU state with most emigrants

in News · 03-11-2015 08:38:00 · 0 Comments
Portugal is EU state with most emigrants


More than two million Portuguese currently live outside the country, with the majority living elsewhere in the EU.

According to an Emigration Observatory study released Monday, Portuguese leaving their land of birth has been a constant since the Second World War.


However it said this trend has accelerated since 2010, with an average of 110,000 people leaving the country each year, the highest since before the revolution in 1974.


It is also widely reported that around six million people of direct Portuguese descent are currently living abroad.



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