"Securing a job in Portugal is extremely difficult," says Irina Cruz, 28, an unemployed nursery teacher. "There are so many people applying, and even if you do get a job the conditions are not so good. You have to work so many hours for a salary of just 600 euros (802 U.S. dollars) per month."

Irina is now considering leaving her home country.

"Working conditions here are simply not favorable to have a future here, even if I did manage to find a job," she told Xinhua in a recent...


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