Peace is a word we have been using and wishing for a lot lately. After all, the world is much less peaceful now than it was 15 years ago – this was the main conclusion of the Global Peace Index, a recent study carried out by the Institute for Economics and Peace.
In this study, Portugal was considered the 7th safest country in the world and the 4th in the European Union. According to the report, Portugal rose one position compared to last year, although it is still far from the 3rd place it occupied in 2020.
The Global Peace Index measured the state of peace in different countries regarding people’s security and protection, the extent of conflicts (internal and international), and the degree of militarization.
The results were that in 95 of the 163 countries analyzed, peace deteriorated compared to the previous year, but Portugal is among the 66 countries where it improved.
The safest country in the world, according to the report, was once again Iceland, followed by Denmark and Ireland. New Zealand rose four places to occupy 4th place on the list, and Austria and Singapore reached 5th and 6th place, respectively.