Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Budget: The first test of Mario Centeno – Overview

Mario Centeno, Minister of Finance is the first member of the Government to be heard in the course of the hearings of the Parliamentary Committee on Budget, Finance and Administrative Modernization to present and the State Budget targets for 2016.

the hottest points should be related to the increase in taxes to consumption – oil products, tobacco and stamp duty – the concessions that the Executive had to Brussels so that the document was approved and the goals set for the deficit.

All the ministers of António Costa will go through the same room of the commission, chaired by Teresa Leal Coelho, the PSD. On Friday, 12, will be the turn of Vieira da Silva, Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security.

Mario Centeno will again be heard on March 4, to close these hearings, but MEPs will also hear the views of the National Association of Municipalities, the Council of Public Finance and the Economic and Social Council.


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