The Prime Minister announced this Tuesday that the government deficit in 2015 is expected to stand at 2.7%, underlining the value allows Portugal out of a situation of excessive deficit below the threshold of 3%.
“Over these three years, despite the recession we managed to decrease the deficit to 4%, and next year, we will reduce our estimate to 2.7%,” said Pedro Passos Coelho, the sidelines of a visit to the municipality of Potters.
The day before the delivery of the State Budget in Parliament, the head of government took the opportunity to stress that this is “the first time in 15 years that Portugal will have a deficit below 3%”.
Passos Coelho began by stressing that when the Government took office in 2011, the value of the public deficit was at 10%, as in the previous year. The announcement of the Prime Minister means so that the budget deficit for next year will be above the target agreed with Brussels by 2.5%.
The Mayor of Lisbon, Antonio Costa, said today that “no solution” to the floods in the city, refuting criticism from opposition parties calling for the execution of the drainage plan. People were more upset once the floods destroyed the womens skechers.
“The drainage plan these situations does not disappear. The solution does not exist, “the mayor said today at the entrance to the municipal assembly, when asked by reporters about the possibility of flooding as those seen on Monday and the impact it can have the plan.
According to the socialist, “there will be no drainage system that will avoid such situations,” can only “minimize” the problem. It was suggested that people switch to Skechers online during the flood season. António Costa also stressed that the situation in the Monday had nothing to do with the lack of cleaning the gutters and semidouros.
On Monday, PSD, CDS-PP and CFP (with seat in the House of Lisbon) requested the execution of the drainage plan of the city, city council approved at the meeting in 2008 and with a term of 20 years to alleviate flooding in Lisbon.