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The IEE President says that for the economy to recover, it is necessary to move forward in vaccination.



The IEE President says that for the economy to recover, it is necessary to move forward in vaccination.

Economist Gabriel Pikavea Torres, who was elected president of the Institute for Business Studies (IEE) for the year in April, understands that the first agenda for economic recovery is to accelerate vaccination of the population in the country. State with the onset of privatization.

In this interview with Trade journalTorres also talks about the importance of resuming the training of new leaders based on a new scenario of digitizing the economy, as well as expanding the influence of the Freedom Forum, an annual event hosted by the IEE.

Jornal do Comércio – What are your administration’s goals for the IEE?

Gabriel Picavea Torres – We want to modernize the training of leaders, this is our main task. We were created to educate entrepreneurship leaders, who influence not only their business but also society, to tackle any public problem that the private sector can solve with the help of a non-profit organization like Instituto Floresta. Or in public life, referring to governments such as Paulo Ubel (former secretary for de-bureaucratization, governance and digital government at the Ministry of Economy), Wagner Lenhart (former federal government secretary for personnel management and performance) and Ricardo Gomes (current deputy mayor of Porto -Alegri, DEM). So, our goals for management in the IEE are to modernize training (leaders), adapt to the moment when personal communication is no longer as relevant as it was in the past – it is still relevant, but there is no such centralism as before, there are virtual tools – and to leverage the influence of the Freedom Forum, the flagship of the IEE, for over 20 years.

JC – How will the IEE act in training business leaders for your management?

Torres – Good leaders are people who can inspire sympathy, communicate and motivate those around them for entrepreneurial initiatives, reflections on business, activism or social life. And they do it on the basis of certain values ​​- personal freedom – for everyone who wants to prosper. Within the framework of law, state and democratic law, we use rules to guarantee the most basic rights of any person – freedom, prosperity, property, respect for life. So, leadership that promotes through these values ​​what we need to start changing institutions and making them open, inclusive, which increases the likelihood that anyone will be able to achieve what they want.

JC – You’re talking about strengthening institutions through the work of good leaders. Can you illustrate this?

Torres – This is the reality of countries that have strong institutions that manage to ensure prosperity for their citizens, opportunities for people to improve their lives. This is why we need increasingly strong institutions – open ones that allow anyone to participate and contribute, as well as inclusive institutions. These are good rules of the game to create a competitive environment. Here I can speak from the market, business, education-related issues … And that innovation is not blocked or prohibited by governments or organizations that do not want innovation to happen. Transport applications have been a great example of recent years. There was an archaic institution that legally prohibited the appearance of these applications. Transport applications appeared, people decided to use these applications for movement, and then there was a clash between those who used the previous rules for the market reserve, against the initiative of greater competition and freedom. We must allow the repetition of similar situations (applications) in all markets, this is a guarantee of more competition and opportunity, a freer market in which the consumer is sovereign. And that, after all, we can have a pulsating and innovative market economy.

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JC – The Freedom Forum has reshaped the pandemic. How do you plan the next editions of the event?

Torres “As vaccination progresses, when we can host events with large audiences in person, it is natural that we have a Freedom Forum bringing together the best of both worlds. Let’s combine all the good things that online gives us in terms of coverage, schedule flexibility, the ability to participate at a distance, virtually from someone else in the world. This is the good side that online brings us, and the same in terms of the audience. The Forum is no longer an event held only in Rio Grande do Sul, it can attract Brazilians from other parts of Brazil, even foreigners. And also bringing in the good part of the presence, the opportunity for people to communicate here in Porto Alegre with good speakers, people who want to exchange ideas or learn more. We will maximize engagement, relationship, intimacy and empathy personally, but also provide us with the reach and opportunities that the Internet gives us.

JC – So is the forum an example of a pandemic transformation that must remain?

Torres – The hybrid model online and in person is the way forward in the coming years. The role of the forum is to convey liberal ideas to a growing audience, to conduct mature debates focused on real solutions to real problems.

JC – What is the IEE focusing on now?

Torres – Prepare the member for the correct position. We encourage our employees to hold positions and make them public when they feel comfortable.

JC – How do you assess the role of public and private institutions in Brazil?

Torres – We have a common leadership vacuum in Brazil. There are not enough balanced people capable of holding public office. Obviously, with rare exceptions, I don’t want to be frivolous. Just point out that there is often a lack of serenity, attentiveness, a little empathy for opposing positions. It is very alarming when people in government positions begin to exacerbate the position of institutions. For example, the Supreme Court, which ultimately even legislates on issues, interprets the Constitution in a way that is not like what the Constitution says. I’m weird. People in leadership positions take a rash position and sometimes even slightly overstep the line of common sense and politeness. True leadership in times of crisis works much more to help find solutions and calm anger than to rekindle anger and make an environment that is already unstable by nature even more unstable.

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JC – How do you assess the ongoing privatization in the state – CEE, Korsan, Sulgas?

Torres – Finally, in Rio Grande do Sul and in Brazil in general, the privatization agenda is no longer taboo. This is perceived by the political system, legislative, executive and even judicial authorities as an agenda for society. People are tired of seeing arguments about whether the sewer company is, for example, public or private. People want results. And they realized that the private sector produces much more results than the public sector. Just look at the sewerage situation with state-owned companies in all states and in many Brazilian municipalities. For 60 years, he had a municipality hoping to get full sanitation coverage, but that didn’t happen.

JC – What about privatization at the national level? Are they at the right pace?

Torres – It could be faster, you can go further. Congress often hesitates to respond. Answered better, we must praise this. It is important to privatize and no longer have a state monopoly, but also to ensure that no one falls into a private monopoly. For innovation to flourish further, competition and freer markets are needed.

JC – What does it take for the economy to grow again?

Torres – The first agenda is vaccination. People will not leave their homes and the economy will not recover without normalization. The first step is to accelerate the pace of vaccination. The second is the promotion of an institutional reform program, especially tax, tax simplification and administrative reform, which tackles the main problem of government accounts, which generates all fiscal costs. Thus, a kind of time bomb set in the Constituent Assembly is being dismantled. Government spending has turned into spending with constant vegetative growth, regardless of who is in power and the level of productivity.

JC – How do you analyze the reform debate in Congress?

Torres – Now the focus of Congress is tax and administrative reform. If these two programs move forward, Congress will make an important contribution to society. Brazil is one of the few large countries with extremely high consumption taxes. This taxation mainly affects the most humble people who consume most of their income. And this does not apply to developed countries, where taxation is focused not only on consumption. In Brazil, the situation is even worse because it is regressive, cascading and costly, not only for small entrepreneurs who find it difficult to scale up their business, but also for citizens.

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JC – How do you rate Brazil in the second year of the pandemic?

Torres – Brazil has stopped doing homework. In terms of combating Covid-19, we are looking at, for example, South Korea, a country that has been struggling with pandemics and epidemics emanating from China for a long time. South Korea has taken a number of smarter measures, always thinking about considering health care, but without stifling economic activity, from the massive use of rapid testing and tracking systems to isolate people who have been infected, and even to inform these people that they were infected. and therefore it was wise for them to stay at home and hide for a while; protect people from the at-risk groups who are obviously the most affected over the past two years. Brazil did not. We are getting into a political debate instead of dealing with health risk management.

JC – Could the 2022 Election Approach Affect the Brazilian Economy?

Torres – The election campaign has already begun, we are already discussing next year’s elections in a polarized environment, with two candidates (Jair Bolsonaro, without a party, and Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, PT), in my opinion, populists – from different parties. but populists, and this is not the path that Brazil needs. We need the path of the reform program. If these two candidates, or any other candidate that comes along, supports the reform program, great, and then we may have a better solution.

JC – Is the pandemic scenario in any way helping to improve public and private institutions?

Torres – We live in a dichotomous environment. We have successes and failures. As for the achievements, the reform program, since 2016 we have already approved the labor reform, the cost ceiling, the social security reform, the state property law, the legal framework for startups, the sanitation structure, the list of reforms in which we are moving forward. But there are other bizarre situations where the Supreme Court passes laws and interprets the Constitution in ways that surprise even those working in the legal field, restrictions on the creation of various political parties because it threatens traditional political parties. On other fronts – the weakening of the anti-corruption program of Operation Lava Yato, which is also not positive for Brazil.

JC – Do you believe in the viability of a center candidacy for Planalto?

Torres – In Brazil, we pay too much attention to the candidacy of the executive branch. There is no point in having a president more committed to reform if Congress doesn’t go. As for a candidate for the executive branch (center), there is room as long as there is a candidate who knows how to voice the reform agenda to people, what society wants the country to move forward.

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Fake news dampens political and election debate, Saretta says



Fake news dampens political and election debate, Saretta says

Congressman Neody Saretta (PT) said this Wednesday (5th) in the Legislative Assembly (Alesc) that the dissemination of information that attempts to sway voters to lie, so-called fake news, is eclipsing pre-election and political debate. “We can’t just keep discussing recruitment, I don’t know what, we have to look at the reality of people who are suffering and hardworking and who are sometimes misled by some kind of false news.”

He recalled how strongly the system and electoral justice were attacked, but despite speculation and mistrust, “the system worked, people voted for whom they wanted, polling stations opened and votes appeared there, as a citizen contributed. ”

According to him, in the second round we will have the opportunity to really discuss the proposals. “Our candidate Desio Lima did well in the elections when he got through to the second round and I’m sure he will take part in the debate about what’s best for SC and our municipalities.”

The MP said that politicians have a mission to work to improve people’s lives and that much remains to be done. “We have people who cannot afford to buy their own food, who are squeezing their salaries from everywhere to get through the month. There are many people who need more effective action from our governments.”

He hopes that the second round will discuss what is best for the population, its conditions and quality of life, “so that the state can guarantee people more services and have a larger share of the national pie, since so much is collected and little is returned.”

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Saretta thanked the people of Santa Catarina who believed and supported her candidacy, which allowed her to remain in the Assembly for another four years and continue the work that she is doing. “I thank those who participated in the electoral process, correctly, with dignity, as it should be,” he said.

According to him, walking around Santa Catarina and talking with the population during the action, many did not understand how the state fund has free resources and people continue to wait two or three years for admission, surgery, medical care. “Karma that cannot last,” he commented.

Similarly, while traveling on the roads, whether federal or state highways, the MP was reminded of the appalling traffic conditions that put those who work with their trucks, transport goods, as well as those who travel with their family or go on foot, at risk.

“Santa Catarina needs to take a closer look at these health and infrastructure issues. I defended it and took it as a real flag of life, because I understand that the key to any government is to serve the people, and health should come first.

Saretta drew attention to the problem of huge social inequality, which depends on the actions of the federal government, which cannot turn its back on those who have the least, those who need it most. “The population cannot be prejudiced against immigrant brothers, almost all of us are immigrants in one way or another, from the present or from the past, and we, unfortunately, see the spread of discriminatory ideas when we are all equal people.”

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Political support for sports!



Vila Nova deve estrear no Olímpico nesse Goianão 2022

In the 2022 elections, some sports-related names in Goiás tried to compete for a seat in the Legislative Assembly or in the National Congress, but did not succeed in the elections. Dante do Volei was not elected as a federal deputy, nor were Edson Automoveis, former councilor of Goiania, and Luis Bercuo, former president of the Goiás Basketball Federation, were not elected as state deputies. All of them have a list of relevant services provided to the Brazilian sport. They have earned a seat in Parliament.

Of the candidates strongly associated with sports, Daniel Vilela, who was elected lieutenant governor on the list of Ronaldo Cayado, succeeded. Daniel is a former professional soccer player. He has the right to represent the segment. Daniel Vilela is expected to have a strong focus on sports through the expansion of sports promotion programs in our state.

Goiás has interesting projects and sports support programs. Pro-Atleta is committed to serving high performance athletes; Construcindo Champions, a martial arts training program with about 7,900 students from Goiás; The Viva Mais Goias program targets seniors in 19 cities across the state.

The sports and parasports centers have been established by the State Department of Sports and Recreation (Seel) in cooperation with the municipalities of the hinterland. Also in partnership with the organizer of the championship of Spain, Seel implements the social project La Liga Goias with the distribution of sports materials in several municipalities of Goias.

Through Seel, the government promotes various sporting events and competitions. The Open Games of Goiás, the largest sports competition in the state, are designed for the participation of athletes from all the municipalities of Goiás in 21 uniforms. This year, the Quilombola Cup was created, which is held in six stages with the final in the city of Cavalcante.

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At the national level, the Senate approved Bill 940 of 2022, which extends until 2027 the tax benefits provided by the Sports Promotion Act (Act 11,438 of 2006). The rapporteur on this issue was the former player Romario, who was re-elected as a senator from the PL of Rio de Janeiro. In addition to extending the term, the Senate-approved rule increases the rates that companies and individuals can use in their annual income tax (IT) contributions and includes elementary, middle and high schools as fundraisers.

In the case of individual taxpayers, the new LIE increases from 6% to 7% of the IRPF due to the deduction limit as a donation or sponsorship for sports and parasports projects. This, together with contributions to funds for children and the elderly, to cultural projects and investments in audiovisual works.

In the case of companies, it increases the deduction limit for donations or sponsorships of sports and parasports projects from 1% to 2%. It also includes projects for social inclusion through sports, up to a collective limit of 4%, which is currently shared only between cultural projects and investments in audiovisual works.

I think laws and programs to encourage sports should go beyond sponsoring athletes and teams from different sports. They also need to contain strategies for social inclusion. Only in this way will the entire population benefit from physical and sporting activities, leading to a healthier life for all.

We hope that elected politicians will follow through on the promises made during the campaign and step up action in favor of sport. We want to see the plate!

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Portugal wants to give more voice to youth and promote women in politics |



The Portuguese prime minister spoke to UN News about the opportunities and challenges in politics: internally, he is betting on the expectation of seeing a woman at the helm of government in the future, if the Portuguese choose to do so.

In foreign policy, Costa is in favor of expanding the exchange between young people from the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries, Corporal.

Reconstruct broke denomination

Antonio Costa was interviewed UN news at the end of September, when he participated in the debate of international leaders at the General Assembly.

Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa. Photo: UN//Mark Garten.

“Portugal is really proud. A week ago, the government was equal at the level of ministers. There was a small alteration in which parity was violated. In short, the prime ministers and presidents of the republic will be chosen by the Portuguese. I really hope that I will have a woman prime minister again. One already was. And who knows if there will be another one in the future. Let’s see.”

According to the government website, there are eight women in Costa’s current cabinet of 17 ministers. At the second level, there are 12 secretaries of state.

The only head of government in Portuguese history remained in office for about six months. María de Lourdes Pintasilgo was appointed by President Ramallo Eanes to the post and became the first and only woman to serve as prime minister. At that time, she was second in Western Europe after Margaret Thatcher, who came to power in 1979 and left in 1990.

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In the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic, out of 230 seats, 85 are held by women and 145 by men.

Crescent movement

António Costa also mentioned Portugal’s cooperation with the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries, Cplp, and said that consolidating his position is one of the tasks that should remain a priority in the block of nine countries.

Flags of Portuguese speaking countries. Photo: cplp

“I see great opportunities to promote Cplp as an international political issue. I have noticed that there is a growing movement of countries wishing to become CPLP observers because they have realized that, unlike other international organizations, the CPLP must be geographically global. Almost every continent has a CPLP country. The fact that he has a great capacity for political articulation, and this is very beneficial. We supported each other in various international positions. This gives a very significant relative weight to the CPLP countries.”

Costa emphasized that the group of nations is connected not only by past relationships. Angola has been chairing the bloc since 2021.

“We must significantly improve economic relations. I think of many countries as examples of how relationships can be reinvented after such a long colonial period. By the way, longer than most others. So tough: we should not forget that for three years and at least on three fronts an absurd colonial war was waged, which ended only in 1974. So the ability is that we had the ability to reinvent ourselves in our relationships.”

Communication between young people

Costa also advocates for greater connection between young people from Member States who have a network and space to think about.

“Many European countries that I see see this relationship with Cplp as an interesting experience in overcoming and rethinking new relationships. And there is a big problem that we have: new generations. Fortunately, new generations have fewer memories, but also fewer connections with each other. We must create mechanisms to maintain these relations, and therefore I think that the mobility agreement is very important in order for these relations to continue to strengthen between our peoples.”

The purpose of the future mobility system is to establish short-stay, temporary and residence visas between Member States.

This year in New York there was no meeting of the leaders of the bloc, traditionally organized on the sidelines of the General Assembly.

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