Former Deputy Minister and Parliamentary Miguel Relvas and the Treasury Secretary of State Affairs Isabel Castelo Branco, the previous government PSD / CDS-PP, will even be invited to the parliamentary hearings on the sale process of the bank Efisa , as claimed by the Socialist Party.
the decision to ask to hear those former politicians, requested by the parliamentary PS group was accompanied favorably by PSD, bE, CDS-PP and PCP, is generating thus unanimity in the Budget, Finance and Administrative Modernization Commission (COFMA)
at the suggestion of the social Democratic Duarte Pacheco, was also unanimously approved the request of the report on the sale of business Efisa bank -. bank however the investment nationalized BPN – the Unit Monitoring Technique and Monitoring of Public Business Sector (UTAM). Only after doing this report is that the Ministry of Finance gave the green light to exit from State orbit Efisa.
PSD speaks of “maneuver”
the same parliamentary PSD, despite showing compliance with the initiative of the PS, classified it as a “maneuver” of the socialists to “dominate the media space” while taxes are increased and noted that the nationalization of BPN occurred with a PS government in power and that the bank in question (Efisa) was then sold “the best offer” of eight competitors, led by the Pivot SGPS.
the deputy PS John Paul Correia rejected treat yourself to any diversion strategy, because “the requirement is raised when it was learned a few days ago, the pretense of Miguel Relvas to be a shareholder of the Pivot.”
the socialist parliamentarian stressed that Relvas, national PSD counselor, has a “long process of connection to Efisa bank, since he was a deputy and was the bank’s consultant” “there was also news to report having been a consultant for an another company connected to Pivot SGPS, during the sales process, “he said.
” the previous government injected 90 million euros and sold Efisa bank for 38 million euros. The state no longer there 52 million euros, “stated João Paulo Correia, arguing that it must check any suspicion of political favoritism.
In July, the Parparticipadas announced it had reached agreement to sell the entire share capital Banco Efisa the Pivot SGPS, whose shareholders are “Portuguese and foreign entities”:. Aethel, Ricardo Santos Silva and Aba Schubert, Mário Palhares and António Bernardo However, Pivot may have new owners, the Bank of Portugal to recognize their suitability among them Miguel Relvas.
Paulino Ascension (BE), Cecilia Meireles (CDS-PP) and Paulo Sá (PCP) followed both requirements, “without any objection,” wishing “all totally clear” especially suspicious of any “hub between public and private interests” to “distinguish facts from innuendo and the appearance of reality” in order to not remain doubts that the former government has taken “decisions which now will benefit” .
Hearings after report
after this 20th regular meeting of the 5th parliamentary committee, Miguel Relvas and Elizabeth White Castle will be contacted and invited to attend and should auditions take place only after receipt of the UTAM report, according to the president of COFMA, also the social democrat Teresa Leal Coelho.
“If everything goes on schedule and people concerned had schedule availability, we hear them in the period following the discussion of the State Budget (OE2016)”, wished Mrs PSD.