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       Portugal climbs one place to 41  in                                                                                 President warns

                                                                                                                           against EU
       UN’s human development ranking                                                                                      ‘fragmentation,



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      Portugal has climbed one spot in the United Nations’ human development ranking, to 41 , and                          fragility’
      remains among countries whose level of development is classed as “very high”, according to the
                                                                                                                           Portugal’s president,
                                                                                                                           Portugal’s president,
                                                                                                                           Portugal’s president,
                                                                                                                           Portugal’s president,
                                                                                                                           Portugal’s president,
      latest United Nations’ Development Programme (UNDP) report on the subject.                                           Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa,
                                                                                                                           Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa,
                                                                                                                           Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa,
                                                                                                                           Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa,
                                                                                                                           Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa,
                                                                                                                           has warned against the
                                                                                                                           has warned against the
                                                                                                                           has warned against the
                                                                                                                           has warned against the
                                                                                                                           has warned against the
                                                                                                                           further fragmentation and
                                                                                                                           further fragmentation and
                                                                                                                           further fragmentation and
                                                                                              According to the report, Norway  further fragmentation and
                                                                                                                           further fragmentation and
                                                                                              is the world’s most-developed  fragility in European Union
                                                                                                                           fragility in European Union
                                                                                                                           fragility in European Union
                                                                                                                           fragility in European Union
                                                                                                                           fragility in European Union
                                                                                              country based on HDI.
                                                                                                                           institutions that he said
                                                                                                                           institutions that he said
                                                                                                                           institutions that he said
                                                                                                                           institutions that he said
                                                                                              The 2017 HDI was based on    institutions that he said
                                                                                                                           could result from the next
                                                                                                                           could result from the next
                                                                                                                           could result from the next
                                                                                                                           could result from the next
                                                                                              indicators including health,  could result from the next
                                                                                              education, employment,       elections for the European
                                                                                                                           elections for the European
                                                                                                                           elections for the European
                                                                                                                           elections for the European
                                                                                                                           elections for the European
                                                                                              national wealth, safety and  Parliament, in 2019.
                                                                                                                           Parliament, in 2019.
                                                                                                                           Parliament, in 2019.
                                                                                                                           Parliament, in 2019.
                                                                                              perception of well-being.    Parliament, in 2019.
                                                                                              Factors such as female         De Sousa was speaking in
                                                                                              emancipation and             Riga, before a ‘Future of Europe’
                                                                                              environmental and            debate with other EU heads of
                                                                                              socioeconomic sustainability  state, on the second and final day
                                                                                              were also assessed.          of the 14th meeting of the Group
                                                                                              Portugal last year had a life  of Arraiolos - an informal forum of
                                                                                              expectancy of 81.4 years -   EU presidents without executive
                                                                                              better than several more-    powers, which first met in the
                                                                                              developed countries, including  Portuguese town of Arraiolos in
                                                                                              fifth-placed Germany (81.2   2003.
                                                                                              years), 11th-placed Denmark    “Europe cannot waste time”,
                                                                                              (80.9 years), in 11th place and  de Sousa said, stressing that
                                                                                              13th-placed US (79.5 years).  urgent decisions were needed in
                                                                                              However, Portugal is also one  areas such as migration and
                                                                                              of 15 countries with “very high”  refugees.
                                                                                              HDI whose population is set to  Attending the meeting along
                                                                                              shrink, according to the     with de Sousa and the president
       Portugal has shown a slight improvement in the latest human development rankings. (Photo: Lusa)
       Portugal has shown a slight improvement in the latest human development rankings. (Photo: Lusa)
      Portugal has shown a slight improvement in the latest human development rankings. (Photo: Lusa)  scenario outlined in the UNDP  of the host country, Raimonds
      Portugal has shown a slight improvement in the latest human development rankings. (Photo: Lusa)
       Portugal has shown a slight improvement in the latest human development rankings. (Photo: Lusa)
                                                                                              report - from 10.3 million   Vejonis, were the presidents of
             he report, which was   With an HDI of 0.847 (out of a  deemed to have a “very high”  people last year to 9.9 million in  Germany, Austria, Bulgaria,
             presented at UN        maximum of 1), Portugal has  level of human development.  2030.                        Croatia, Estonia, Finland,
             headquarters in New    moved up one place from 42nd  Back in 2015 Portugal was   Where education is concerned,  Greece, Italy, Malta and Poland.
      TYork, lists the Human        - a recalculated ranking for  near the bottom of the list of 50  Portugal is the country in the  The president of Hungary,
      Development Index of 189      2016 based on new indicators,  countries with the highest level  group of countries with “very  which last week was the subject
      countries or territories,     since its original ranking for  of human development, and  high” level of development  of an unprecedented vote of
      classifying them as “very high”,  that year had been 41st. But it  was one of the lowest-ranked  whose people in 2017 had the  censure in the European
      “high”, “medium” or “low”, based  remains in the lower half of the  members of the European  fourth fewest years of  Parliament, was not present.
      on data from 2017.            58 countries and territories  Union.                      schooling, at 9.2.             TPN/Lusa         TPN/Lusa
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