The President of the Republic considers that “it was a great risk” for the government to “go further in pumping money into various sectors” in the state budget for next year. The government’s proposal is put as “The only possible strategy” In light of the current situation characterized by massive international instability. But Wednesday’s statement didn’t just bring good news for Antonio Costa.
In the case of the budget that must be analyzed at the end of the year, after all parliamentary discussions, it is the first Presidential blessingMarcelo said that “it is clear that the executive organization is pumping money, going further than its predecessors, but always one step behind due to the international situation.” He considered that “the government preferred caution and caution,” considering at the same time that it was “clear” that “from May to June” it was realized that “there is only one way to bear the decline in imports.” And direct investment, which kept pace with local consumption.”
At the Tax Authority, Marcelo sees “an important step for the government,” considering that Costa is taking “Bolder steps In terms of IRS levels, but also in defence, being careful not to take too much risk. What are these risks? The President points to the international context, where there are two complex conflicts at this time (Ukraine and Israel) and the delicate economic situations in “Germany, France and the main countries of our imports.”
In this context, Marcelo considers that “it was like that big danger “It is not about achieving budget balance as much as it is about moving forward with pumping money into various sectors.” He added: “If we were sure of how the world and Europe would go, we would probably go further.”
But the good wind with the government was the state budget. When journalists asked him about the situation in the field of health, Marcelo showed his impatience towards the reform of the social services system promised “a year and four months ago” – as he explained – when it is important to put this “new scheme into practice”. as soon as possible“.
“Here there was a waiting period of one year and four months, and in the reform it is a long period. This means that the change from one administrative model to another is halfway through, and when that is the case, the consequences and implications of what the matter is no longer as it was,” the President noted. But it has not yet become what it will be. He stresses the necessity of this process, because he considers it “the only way to get the comprehensive vision, the complete puzzle, otherwise they will begin to collapse.” Pop puzzle pieces“.
One of the pieces could be Chief Executive of the NHS, with numerous news reports expressing alarm at the fact that there is still no regulation of the statute of the Executive Directorate of the National Security Service. Regarding the case of Fernando Araujo specifically, Marcelo says that “wherever he goes he is very effective” and that “it is necessary to create the conditions” to exercise the role he currently occupies.
Regarding the full dedication, which will arrive in Belém for analysis by the president at any moment – and which the doctors have already asked to refuse – Marcelo says: “It was important” The ongoing negotiations between the Ministry of Health, the unions, and the Doctors Syndicate “will lead to a result.”
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