Portugal fighting to be first for recovery plan approval

in News · 12-09-2020 16:00:00 · 4 Comments
Portugal fighting to be first for recovery plan approval

Portugal wants to be among the first European Union (EU) countries to have a recovery and resilience plan "presented, discussed and approved" to access European funds from early 2021, the government announced.

"Our objective is very simple: to establish the best possible conditions, both from a programmatic and practical point of view, so that the dialogue with the European Commission allows the plan to be among the first to be presented, discussed and approved," Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said in statements to journalists in Brussels.

Augusto Santos Silva spoke after meeting with the executive vice-presidents of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis and Frans Timmermans, Commissioner Elisa Ferreira (Cohesion and Reforms) and Economic Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni, as part of the preparation of the Recovery and Resilience Plan.

This is the strategic document in which Portugal is to report on the reforms and investments it intends to make using the 'slice' of almost €15 billion that will be allocated from the post-Covid-19 EU Recovery Fund, agreed on last July.

"The initial and preliminary version of the national resilience plans can be presented in mid-October," the head of diplomacy assured.

And this final version, which "results from the dialogue between the country and the European institutions, from the outset the European Commission", will be "delivered as soon as possible", that is, at the beginning of next year, according to Augusto Santos Silva.

"In the end, it is the Portuguese authorities that approve [...] and we are all working so that the plan can be on the ground from January next year," he noted.

Accompanied by Planning Minister Nelson de Souza and Finance Secretary João Nunes Mendes, Augusto Santos Silva stressed that "this is an opportunity that neither the country nor Europe can afford to miss.


Comments:

We need a direct flight

by Navneet singh from Lisbon on 13-09-2020 12:02:00

BEING THE FIRST TO SUBMIT A PLAN DOESN'T SOLVE THE PROBLEM. €15 BILLION IS A LOT OF MONEY BUT USING IT WELL IS ANOTHER THING. THIS IS A COUNTRY WHERE MODERNITY IS NOT WELCOME. THE OLD WAY OF LIVING IS STILL IN PLACE WITHOUT ANY AGENDA IN CREATION OF WEALTH, ONLY RELYING ON ALREADY CREATED WEALTH. WE SHALL SEE HOW FAR IT WILL GO.

by PRINCE AWODIKE from Lisbon on 13-09-2020 04:38:00

Yes, yes... take our money and ruin your country with it so we will no longer want to visit. Replace beautiful yellow gas lamps with ugly headache inducing led lighting because it is "eco friendly", and poison all your homes and alojamentos with recycled "eco friendly" insulation that reeks of old ftalates that have not actually been cleaned from recycled material very well... you should ask from people who suffer from these "eco" boom inventions before you take it to beautiful Portugal and ruin it.

by Kari Lehto from Other on 12-09-2020 09:37:00

Great plan by the Government Authorities of Portugal for to access European funds from early 2021.

by Petfoodi from Lisbon on 12-09-2020 04:21:00
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