António Costa said that on Monday the Government will present the State Budget for next year, which “is a Budget that is adjusted to realities”.

“This year we are the European Union country that had the highest growth, next year the recession in many European countries will mean that we are not immune and therefore Portugal will grow less than it did this year, but we will not have any scenario of non-growth and even less of recession“, he pointed out.

According to the Prime Minister, the economic scenario for 2023, on which the State Budget will be based, is “of moderate growth, adjusted to the realities of the time” that “is based on a significant deceleration of the inflation rate and, above all, a fundamental concern that is the key to economic policy, which is to be able to maintain employment and be able to sustain without fuelling the inflation spiral”.