The man chosen by the prime minister to define the country’s recovery plan after the pandemic wants to connect Portugal to the world through continental and maritime means.
In an interview with TSF, the new ‘paraminister’, António Costa e Silva, stated that “geography has determined the destiny of Portugal for centuries”. For the businessman, the country lives doubly confined: first, by Spain, and then by the Iberian Peninsula.
This confinement caused Portugal to develop a “failure in terms of strategic autonomy”, from which it has not yet been able to recover, but which, according to Costa e Silva, will have as a solution a simultaneous bet in two domains (and not alternate, as has been done) so far): continental and maritime.
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