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CMS lawyers Rui Pena & Arnaut present proposals to improve the judicial system and to monitor the application of Brussels funds that the country will start receiving in 2021.

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The Government plans to invest 288 million euros in the digital transition of Portuguese justice, according to the Recovery and Resilience Plan, but CMS lawyers Rui Pena & Arnaut are concerned about how it will be put into practice. Partner Rita Gouveia calls for increased human resources in the courts, while partner Nuno Pena is mainly concerned with monitoring the Brussels funds that will finance this digitization.

In an interview with Jornal Económico (JE), they defend the reinforcement of the coordination body for the execution of funds under the Ministry of Planning and the creation of a monitoring committee that transmits information in real time, in order to guarantee transparency and scrutiny.

“The allocation of funds is essentially made to the State and not to companies and the private sector in general. It seems to me that granting such control to mere State bodies or even the Court of Auditors not only does not offer guarantees, it only ensures a posteriori control and long after any eventual malaise is done ”, argues Nuno Pena.

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