Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was speaking to journalists in the
former royal arena, next to the Palácio de Belém, in Lisbon. Asked what he
expects from the budget discussion process, the head of state replied that
"probably the parliament's concern will be to have a Budget flexible
enough to allow it to monitor a situation that is unpredictable".
"The more flexible, the better, to keep up with the
unpredictability of the situation," he defended.