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Portugal ranked third safest country in the world

gnrstopThe Minister of Internal Affairs, Eduardo Cabrita, said that Portugal has evolved "very significantly" in terms of its security and now is considered the third safest country in the world, according to the Global Peace Index.

"We were in 18th, six years ago. Today, we are in third place," said Cabrita who was at a ceremony to mark the delivery of 224 new vehicles, at a cost of €6 million, to the GNR, adding,

"Portugal has evolved very significantly, we have had a year-on-year reduction of general and violent crime, this has been recognised and is very important, first of all for the Portuguese, but also for the image of the country."

The minister said that whenever he participates "in international meetings, the image that is always associated with Portugal" is "an image of security and the Portuguese, today, increasingly are aware of this."

For the minister, this development is due to good coordination between the various forces, namely the GNR, PSP, Aliens and Borders Service and the Judicial Police.

The vehicles being delivered are part of a €50 million deal for the supply of vehicles to all Portugal’s security forces, over four years - a total of two thousand vehicles.

"The fundamental investment today is the creation of security" which is "decisive" for "tourism, to attract investment and to attract students or scientists," argued the minister.

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+1 #28 Denby 2019-06-29 07:44
Quoting Hamilton:
As always massaging of news by the Portuguese Government spin machine as with tourism statistics. Remember this well known example - that Portugal still doesn't, after all these years, assess road accident mortality figures with the international standard of 30 days. Anyone dying soon after a road accident, say in the ambulance or hospital in Portugal is lost within all the health administration deaths. So intentionally misleading. Us expats have only ever unwittingly experienced this furious spinning on the expat advice websites - but then with a national anthem written specifically about "Contra os Bretoes" yet nowadays it being a state secret: just emphasising far too many Portuguese having a schizoid psyche.


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You have to realise that there are a lot of Nations that actually dislike the British because of their governments bullying behaviour toward some Nations, so it's logical that other countries will be reactive toward you.and write how they feel about Britain, it is only natural.
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+4 #27 Luz-Rez 2019-06-23 08:46
Why do people stay in a country they obviously hate so much? please leave and let those of us who enjoy living here and interacting with the people whose country this is get on with it.
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-2 #26 Steven 2019-06-22 19:23
Quoting AL:
Quoting Steven:

Fear not James, I think there's plenty of people around that can relate to your frustration at the dodgy practices that go on here. Don't know why they're all bagging you out for mentioning corruption, it's hardly a secret is it people!!

Nobody is "bagging" James for mentioning corruption. You talk as if corruption only happens in Portugal and James complains as if the Algarve became a major touristic attraction after he moved here. It's like living above a pub and complaining about the noise. Complaining about the fact that nobody speaks your language in a foreign country is just pathetic. You could do a lot worse than the Algarve as far as English speaking locals.


My apologies, seeing as it is ADN I thought it might be best to not mention corruption in Russia! What was I thinking .....
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+2 #25 AL 2019-06-22 08:20
Quoting Steven:

Fear not James, I think there's plenty of people around that can relate to your frustration at the dodgy practices that go on here. Don't know why they're all bagging you out for mentioning corruption, it's hardly a secret is it people!!

Nobody is "bagging" James for mentioning corruption. You talk as if corruption only happens in Portugal and James complains as if the Algarve became a major touristic attraction after he moved here. It's like living above a pub and complaining about the noise. Complaining about the fact that nobody speaks your language in a foreign country is just pathetic. You could do a lot worse than the Algarve as far as English speaking locals.
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+1 #24 Ex-Pat 2019-06-20 15:55
Where on earth did you buy J.A.? you had better leave A.S.A.P.
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-5 #23 Steven 2019-06-20 15:15
Quoting JamesAlgarve:
Actually I bought property here but am revolted by the blatant corruption and unbelievable hassle in trying to get anything done.

I am trying to sell and leave asap.


Fear not James, I think there's plenty of people around that can relate to your frustration at the dodgy practices that go on here. Don't know why they're all bagging you out for mentioning corruption, it's hardly a secret is it people!!
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-1 #22 JamesAlgarve 2019-06-20 10:58
I have been coming here for over 45 years.
I finally bought a home and moved here a couple.of year back.
I have been horrified at the attitude of the local councils that have zero regard for residents.They allow illegal loud music in residential areas.
They stall and delay at every step.
The algarve is rapidly being destroyed by massive over development even though masses of unfinished housing projects remain empty.
The GNR are racist against foreigners.
Try to do anything here and you come up against demotivated under paid government staff.
The climate is changing here rapidly and will be desert within a couple of decades.
This is a seismic area with huge tsunami risks that will wipe out from tavira to Armacao de pera.
Yet they having knowingly built on flood plains.
The tourist industry has focused on low end package holidays leaving many places at the mercy of disgusting loutish drinking behaviour.

The same councils that sell licences are responsible for the upholding of both bye laws and laws.Massive conflicts of interest.

Try.complain they will ignore delay and obstruct every move.
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+5 #21 graziano 2019-06-20 10:19
[quote name="JamesAlgarve"]Actually I bought property here but am revolted by the blatant corruption and unbelievable hassle in trying to get anything done. I am trying to sell and leave asap.
Why do you call yourself James"Algarve" when you hate :-x this country so much? Please let us know when you finally leave this awful country: I strongly hope you'll be quickly successful in selling your property!
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-5 #20 JamesAlgarve 2019-06-19 08:33
Actually I bought property here but am revolted by the blatant corruption and unbelievable hassle in trying to get anything done.

I am trying to sell and leave asap.
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+5 #19 Ex-Pat 2019-06-18 09:23
I still fail to understand why these people who hate Portugal and the Portuguese are still here, planes leave all the time for"Jolly Old"maybe the British embassy will pay your air fair.Good Bye!!!
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