Costa says Budget strengthens the NHS, support for families and businesses

The prime minister reacted today to the approval of the State Budget for 2021 by Parliament.

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The Prime Minister today praised the State Budget for 2021 approved in Parliament this Thursday. The document was approved only with the votes of the PS, counting on the abstention of PCP, Verdes, PAN, Cristina Rodrigues and Joacine Katar Moreira.

“We left this meeting with a new tool, this Budget that reinforces the conditions of the National Health Service to face the pandemic, reinforces the conditions to protect families, those who are losing their jobs, those who need greater social support, those who deserve and need to see their income and wages strengthened, those who see their pensions strengthened, and everyone who sees their fiscal effort reduced, ”said António Costa today after leaving Parliament.

"It is also a Budget that reinforces our conditions to support companies, to support employment, at this very difficult time that we are facing," he said after the final vote on OE 2021 was concluded.


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