Articles with "Portugal" tag
Health & Education
An Age-old Problem
Focus: Public teaching staff
Over a decade of austerity measures combined with an ageing population have seen the average age of the Portuguese public teaching staff progressively climb to one of the highest in the OECD. With frozen salaries, an extended retirement age, and precarious working conditions, today the sector faces one of its biggest challenge yet.
Right Time to Seize Missed Opportunities
Focus: New airport
Portugal has seen its air traffic figures increase by as much as 80% in the last five years. As a result, its transportation infrastructure, and Lisbon's airport in particular, cannot cope with the rising numbers. A new airport project that will turn a military base into a commercial airport is now under discussion to bring much-needed relief to air traffic.
Real Estate & Construction
Fast-track to Residency
Focus: Golden Visa
Portugal emerged from its sovereign debt crisis as the poster child for the success of European austerity measures. Part of its economic growth came from strong foreign investment in the real estate market, boosted by its Golden Visa policy.
Making an Impact
Focus: Community of Portuguese Language Speaking Countries
Established in 1996, the Community of Portuguese Language Speaking Countries (CPLP) is a mechanism geared at linking and sharing the experience of Lusophone countries. Besides Portugal, this includes Brazil, Portugal, Cape Verde, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, and São Tomé and Príncipe.