Birth rate

PORTUGUESE PRESIDENT Cavaco Silva admitted last week that he was worried about the declining birth rate in Portugal.

Speaking in Gouveia, following an official visit to Guarda, Cavaco Silva said: “I cannot believe that the Portuguese have lost their enthusiasm for bringing new lives into the world.”

He also said that a declining population coupled with migration away from rural centres was also responsible for a lack of companies and business enterprise in the interior of Portugal.

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