High praise for Portugal

in News · 02-10-2020 01:00:00 · 6 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen has praised Portugal “not only for finding a way out of the crisis” of coronavirus “with hard work, good ideas and discipline”, but also for “knowing how to set a course for the future”.

The President of the European Commission cited Portugal as an example of having “effectively changed its energy mix for a more sustainable outcome” and “particularly Lisbon as a reference in the digital world”.

Von der Leyen therefore considered the post-Pandemic Recovery Fund to be “tailor-made for Portugal” and was convinced that it would serve to “stimulate” the economy by protecting businesses and jobs.

The President of the Brussels Executive said the Commission and the Portuguese government were “in close contact” on the development of the strategic recovery and resilience plan, stressing that it was “in tune with the EU’s environmental and digital priorities”.

Von der Leyen highlighted the work done by the Commission to respond to the crisis, which allowed an agreement to be reached with 27 mobilising resources “of unprecedented magnitude”, and pointed to Portugal as a “key partner” in this work.

She assured that the Commission, as an intermediary, the Council and the European Parliament are “working hard” to move forward in the “difficult negotiations” on the 2021-2027 budget and the associated recovery fund, and that everyone “knows what is at stake”. She added: “that the pandemic is not over, we will have to live with the virus and this will have a very strong impact on our economies”.

When there is a final agreement and the subsequent ratification process by national parliaments is completed, “the Commission will take the money from the markets”.“It is now up to us to invest it properly and responsibly,” she concluded.


Good luck

By Amjad Chagani from Other on 03-10-2020 09:07

Can we travel to Portugal in December 2020 on holidays

By Rob from UK on 03-10-2020 04:19

Von der Leyen hat den Ländern die da mitmachen bei der Test-Plandemie, unter dieser Voraussetzung Kredite in Aussicht gestellt!

By Manuel Simoes Dias from Lisbon on 03-10-2020 07:30

We’re planning to relocate to Portugal in 2021 and was very encouraged by this article.

By Santiago from USA on 02-10-2020 07:15

Good article. I am sorry that my own country cannot be as proactive as Portugal.

I am happy that Portugal is moving forward since I have family living in the country.

By Kathy Shandling from USA on 02-10-2020 06:11

She believes him .she should live here .maybe she would change her mind .. coronavirus controlled really ? that's why a few countries have blocked off Portugal .. a liar will always be a liar .

By maria from Algarve on 02-10-2020 02:10
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