Marcelo informed Centeno about “prospects for the economy”

Marcelo informed Centeno about “prospects for the economy”
Marcelo informed Centeno about “prospects for the economy”
“O President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa received, at the Palace of Belém, the governor of Banco de Portugal, Mário Centeno, who informed him of the most recent figures and perspectives for the Portuguese economy “, reads a note published on the official website of the Presidency of the Republic on the Internet.

According to the same note, the President of the Republic will receive on Tuesday António Costa e Silva, university professor and manager of the oil company Partex, who prepared the bases for the Recovery and Resilience Program (PRR), “and then, one by one , Filipe Santos, from the Catholic University, Daniel Traça, from Nova SBE, and Clara Raposo, from ISEG “.
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa told reporters today that in the coming weeks he will hear “directors of economics schools, economists from various schools, of various thoughts” and later “managers, entrepreneurs, heads of the world of work”, as well as the Government itself , on the 16th, on the PRR.

“The idea is to give strength to what is a collective task, which from the executive point of view it is up to the Government to lead, in one part, with PRR funds, in another part with the annual European funds of the multiannual financial framework for the coming years, and then the contribution of all Portuguese society “, framed the head of state, arguing that” a joint effort “is at stake.

Asked if he intends to influence the way European funds are going to be applied in Portugal, the President of the Republic emphasized that on the 16th he will receive a Government team at the Palace of Belém, headed by the Minister of Planning, Nelson de Souza.

This team will “expose, of course, how the Government, which is leading this process, sees the process, when the moment approaches when Portugal will present the final version of the PRR to the European Commission”, he added.

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa insisted on the message that “recovering from the effects of the pandemic” is not enough and that this opportunity must be seized to “rebuild by turning the Portuguese economy and society into the future”.

António Costa e Silva was chosen by the Prime Minister, António Costa, to prepare a program of economic and social recovery of the country until 2030, called “strategic vision”, presented last year, which served as the basis for the PRR.

In February of this year, the Portuguese Government placed the preliminary and summarized version of the PRR in public consultation, after having submitted a first draft to the European Commission in October and a process of talks with Brussels.

The PRR that Portugal presented to access community funds to face the consequences of the covid-19 pandemic provides for 36 reforms and 77 investments in the social, climate and digitalization areas, corresponding to a total of 13.9 billion euros in grants.

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