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07 Mar 2016
The Human Rights Watch reports on the migrant crisis and the response found in Norway and Portugal.  In a rare piece of good news in Europe’s migrant crisis, Portugal and Norway are opening their doors to thousands of asylum seekers. Other countries...
10 Aug 2015
'The Portugal News' reports about the formal complaint that was made by The Portuguese Consumer Rights Association APDC to the Directorate-General for Consumers, against a number of household brands and companies which it claims have illegally used...
23 Jul 2015
The Portugal News reports that the European Commission has expressed concern that Portugal, Greece, Spain, Italy, Malta, and Romania have not adequately communicated national measures taken to implement the EU Directive on combating the sexual abuse...
25 Jun 2015
‘The Portugal News online’ reports about the first national Roma study based on surveys in Portugal. Last year, the High Commissioner of Migrations interviewed approximately 1,600 Roma in the country. After surveying, the coordinators of the survey...
01 Jun 2015
The European Social Network reports on the third peer review of ESN's project "Investing in Children," which was held in May in Budapest, to examine implementation of the European Commission's Recommendation "Investing in Children" in Portugal,...
24 Jun 2013
‘The Portugal News Online’ reports that more than 100,000 asylum seekers were granted protection by the European Union’s 27 member states during the course of last year, but only a couple of hundred applications were submitted to Lisbon...
30 Nov 2012
‘The Portugal News Online’ reports that in 2011, a total of 28,980 domestic violence incidents were reported to the police, 17,495 to the PSP (Public Security Police) and 11,485 to the GNR (National Republican Guard), representing a 7.2...
25 Oct 2012
‘The Portugal News Online’ reports that a total of 16 foreign nationals suspected of belonging to a organised crime network have been remanded in police custody on suspicion of aiding illegal immigration and mistreating minors. The...
04 Jun 2012
‘The Portugal News Online’ reports that while around 20 percent of Portuguese are estimated to currently live beneath the breadline, UNICEF said that almost a third of Portuguese children are living in a state of deprivation. Only the...
11 May 2012
‘Human Rights Education Associates’ reports that fiscal austerity measures have disproportionately affected the human rights of the most vulnerable social groups, especially children, the elderly and Roma, Council of Europe Commissioner...

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