“It's a race against time: the Government is doing what it has to do, which is, in the face of new problems, finding new solutions”, said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

The President of the Republic was speaking to journalists during a visit to the Lisbon Tourism Exchange, which takes place between today and March 20 at the Lisbon International Fair (FIL), in which he was accompanied by the Minister of State, Economy and Digital Transition, Pedro Siza Vieira.

Rebelo de Sousa agreed that the “solution now is not exactly the 'lay-off', it could be another solution that goes directly to the companies and helps them to react immediately to the situation created by the war”.

“I think that the Ministry of Economy has done a very important job in preparing measures. One part depends on Europe, another part depends on us, and even what depends on Europe is then executed by Portugal, by each country”, he recalled.