This year, Portugal maintains its place in the top 3 of the safest countries in the world, just behind Iceland and New Zealand.
The report by the Institute for Economics & Peace released June 10, 2020 also reveals that Portugal ranks first among the safest countries of the European Union, far ahead of neighboring countries Spain and France.
This 14th edition of the Global Peace Index, which classifies 163 independent states and territories and covers 99.7% of the world’s population, reveals that the global level of peace has deteriorated, in a world in which the conflicts and crises that emerged in the past decade have started decreasing, being replaced by a new wave of tension and uncertainty as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The significant steps that Portugal has taken in recent years in terms of security, have allowed the reduction of crime and, consequently, the gradual and consolidated rise in this ranking. Good to remember that Portugal ranked 18th in 2014, moved up to the 3th spot in 2019 and maintained its excellent position in 2020. Meanwhile neighboring country Spain ranks on position 38 and France dropped to the 66 th position.
Combining the peaceful lifestyle of the country with the mild climate, stable democratic political system and the friendly and welcoming people, no wonder Portugal is considered an excellent destination for travelers from all over the world and people dreaming of living in a sunny country in Europe!
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Visit Portugal released a beautiful and pertinent message of hope to the world on the first day of spring🌸.
It’s time to stop. Time to reset, time to recenter, time to switch off so we can move on.
The best part of it all? We are in this together.🇵🇹❤️ #CantSkipHope
It’s time to stop It’s time to look out for each other in the distance Time to stare humanity in the eyes, to take a break, for the world It’s time to stop, to take a pause, so we can play again To think of everyone and meet no one To reset, recenter, switch off to move on Time to change our little world To calibrate the path of mankind It’s time to stop We are meant to connect and we are stronger together but separated we are today more united then ever For now our main strenght is to be apart It’s time to stop Nature, landscapes, beaches and monuments aren’t going anywhere They will still be there waiting for a better time to be lived and we must do the same for a while It’s time to stop The perfect time not to visit anything Sometimes to rise is to stand still It’s time to stop Stop and think about ourselves Think of everyone else too It’s time to stop and refocus as a whole, for all It’s time to understand and respect our times Respect one another The faster we stop, the sooner we will bond again It’s time to dream of those amazing days to come For when those days arrive, we’ll say again: Visit Portugal #CantSkipYesterday#CantSkipTomorrow#CantSkipHope