537 people refused entry into Portugal – the majority from 3rd world countries

New data from Schengen space security (SIS) reveals that just this year 537 people have been barred from entering Portugal – the majority (443) of them from what Diário de Notícias describes as “third world countries” with criminal records and alerts in place over having already been expelled from Schengen states. The remaining 94 were people already wanted on European arrest warrants. Says DN, these were arrested and extradited.

As for the wider implications of SIS data, DN claims that there are 830,000 people within the free circulation space who for one reason or another are “sought by the authorities”.