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Portuguese companies begin staff repatriation from Libya

After news came out that Portugal was sending a military plane to Libya(USA TODAY) to repatriate Portuguese and other EU citizens from the country, it has just been released on Portugal's Diario Economico that Portuguese companies are going to take advantage of the Portuguese military plane and are encouraging their staff to flee the nation.

Portuguese companies that operate in Libya include Consulgal, a consulting company in construction&engineering, Brazilian owned Bento Pedroso Construções, and Banco Espírito Santo, which bought a 40% stake in Libyan bank Aman.

Something similar had already occurred in Egypt, as reported by Newser. Portugal's Cimpor (operating in the cement sector) owns a plant in Egypt, which according to Diario Economico, has already began operating again, after a two weeks  break due to the political instability there.