Portugal can take up to 10 thousand refugees, to help countries that are trying to cope with the migratory flows and to improve its demographic situation. About it reports AFP.
Prime Minister of Portugal , Antonio Costa last week sent letters to Austria, Greece, Italy and Sweden. to take 5 800 refugees in addition to 4 500, of which Portugal has agreed to accept as part of the quota system of the EU on the distribution of migrants.
Costa recently said in Brussels that Portugal should «be an example», adding that he opposes the position of «Europe that closes its borders to keep out refugees.»
His comments echo those he made during his visit to Berlin in early February, when said it would be «unfair» to burden Germany the obligation of all European leaders.
However, as noted, migrants seem to go to Portugal, the vast majority of them prefer to get into the Nordic countries such as Sweden or Denmark. Now Portugal has adopted only 32 of the migrant.
In addition, with the help of migrants, the Portuguese authorities plan to inhabit unpopulated regions of the country, of which in his time emigrated a large number of Portuguese. So, almost half a million Portuguese left the country permanently or temporarily in the past four years. And birthrates in the country is now one of the lowest among EU countries.
Recall, from January 2015 in Europe arrived 1 million 84 thousand workers, of whom 1 million 48 thousand — the sea. The EU leaders adopted a plan to combat migration.
Portugal wants to host more refugees, in order to improve the demographic situation 22.02.2016