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  • Portugal: Law underway to conscript ‘special reserve’ of 18-35 year olds

    Source: https://www.portugalresident.com/law...-35-year-olds/


    Law underway to conscript ‘special reserve’ of 18-35 year olds
    By Natasha Donn -
    17th April 2020

    A law is being prepared to define a “reserve” of young Portuguese men and women, aged from 18-35, who could be exceptionally recruited “in terms to be defined”.

    The dispatch coming from the Ministry of Defence justifies the measure by saying that “it is more and more expected that situations requiring the effective use of the Armed Force will occur”.

    Signed by defence minister João Gomes Cravinho, the text outlines situations like the combat of forest fires and the Covid-19 pandemic that have involved Civil Protection to the extent that it could do with more ‘boots on the ground’....


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    By Natasha Donn-19th July 2019

    "Portugal’s Armed Forces are in crisis. Both the army and the navy are critically low on personnel, and constantly at risk of losing the soldiers they have to higher paid jobs on ‘civvy street’."
    "Speaking to journalists from Rádio Renascença and Público, Admiral Ribeiro outlined the dismal picture: between them, the army and navy lack almost 6000 men."

    https://www.portugalresident.com/por...heir-soldiers/

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