“Following the Prime Minister's announcement, a working group is being created with the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Internal Administration”, said António Costa Silva, adding that “at this time, there is no there is no decision” which has been made.

The Minister of Economy and the Sea responded to questions from the PSD, in a joint hearing of the parliamentary committees on Budget and Finance and on Economy, Public Works, Planning and Housing, within the scope of the analysis, in particular, of the proposed State Budget for 2023 (OE2023).

The Prime Minister said last week that the Government is evaluating the continuity of the golden visa regime for obtaining a residence permit in Portugal, admitting that its maintenance may no longer be justified.

The prime minister defended the continuity of the policy of attracting investors in Portugal, especially in the technological area, but he made a distinction in relation to the golden visa regime, in which a residence permit is obtained in the country following, for example, the purchase of a high value property.