Economy

Dombrovskis: "It is feasible that Portugal could be one of the first countries to have the recovery plan approved"

In an interview with Jornal Económico, the vice-president of the European Commission says that the draft of the Portuguese Recovery Plan “goes in the right direction”, emphasizing that the community executive continues to work with the Government in the component of the plan's reforms.

Dombrovskis: “Portugal is a good example of a country that took advantage of the good times in the economy to lower the debt level”

The Vice-President of the European Commission praises, in an interview with Jornal Económico, the trajectory of the reduction of the public debt to GDP ratio made by Portugal in recent years and underlines the importance of recovery plans. “It is difficult for countries to come out of this crisis alone”, he adds.

Confinement affects the Portuguese economy, but the vaccine may lead to “better developments later in the year”, says Dombrovskis to JE

In an interview with Jornal Económico, the vice-president of the European Commission says that the implementation of the vaccination that is taking place in the Member States "gives hope" for "a better economic perspective".

Banks repeat repeat public service rules in new general confinement

Despite the general duty of home collection, customers who need to go in person to a bank branch can do so. But banks have again introduced public service rules to mitigate the risk of contagion from Covid-19.

Ursula and Costa call for the rapid approval of parliaments of the resolution that allows to proceed with debt issuance

The prime minister also urged countries to move quickly with the ratification of the own resources decision. "Each national parliament must urgently approve," said António Costa this Friday.

António Costa wants to operationalize “all instruments” conceived during the German presidency

Prime Minister says that it is necessary to ensure that financial support to States, companies and families "does take place" and that the European 'bazooka' is "fired".
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