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Marcelo defends that the sanity of the political system depends on having a “very strong opposition”.



Marcelo defends that the sanity of the political system depends on having a "very strong opposition".

This Saturday, the President of the Republic defended the need to “visualize an alternative” in order to maintain sanity in the political system, adding that “only a very strong opposition” allows “regime agreements.”

Speaking at the “Portugal XXI: Country of the Future” meeting held today at the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego in Cascais, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa dwelled on the challenges facing Portugal and mentioned “the much debated issue of institutional conditions for the economic”.

“There are institutional conditions that are being acquired in Portugal: governmental and parliamentary stability for four years, four and a half years. It should be in Europe, as far as I remember, the only country with an absolute majority of the party”, said the head of state, before noting that this majority also exists in Greece “thanks to the electoral system”.

However, Marcelo emphasized that this absolute majority is “not enough”: “The sanity of the system is something more: it has an alternative or visualizes an alternative that alone allows it, namely, regime agreements.”

“Only a very strong opposition is strong enough to make agreements with the regime. Otherwise, she doesn’t do it: her cycles are so small, so small, so short, so short, that she can’t make agreements with the regime. They are always unreliable.” , he said.

Listing topics for regime agreements, Marcelo Rebelo de Souza said that “there are some that are easy to do: the energy transition is pretty much simple, the digital transition is very simple, health care is more difficult, welfare is more difficult, though easier than health” .

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“So there are some areas where I no longer rely on education, hoping that ideological divisions over qualifications will be bridged,” he said.

The President of the Republic believed that “it is necessary to have a constant desire for renewal both on the part of political, economic and social partners, which are very outdated.”

“The best evidence of moral obsolescence is that along with this, other quasi-economic and social partners were born, as well as quasi-political partners, occupying part of the space or supplementing part of the space,” he stressed.

However, Marcelo emphasized that “Portugal has an advantage over other European countries” given that the country “manages to integrate populism”, which he says is “good”.

“So far, he manages to integrate, with more or less difficulty, the inorganic and populist movements that emerged in 2018, but this depends on the capabilities of the political partners, economic and social partners: they unite only if they have the flexibility to do so, and if the system has a form,” he said.

In a speech that lasted about 30 minutes, Marcelo Rebelo de Souza also addressed the problem of “the viability of the democratic system”, which, according to him, “passes, for example, through the power of the media”.

“The media, which are on the verge of economic and financial instability, because the market is small, because there were crises A, B, C, D, is a factor that weakens the political system,” he stressed.

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The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario



The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario

Yesterday, financial agents evaluated the opposite decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) regarding the so-called secret budget. In addition, a decision was made by STF Minister Gilmar Méndez to issue an injunction that would exclude the Bolsa Família from the spending cap rule, with investors trying to understand how this measure would affect the processing of the transitional PEC in the Chamber of Deputies. Oh this PEC!!!!

Since he is an exchange investor, any reading that the budget will be exceeded or become more flexible will negatively affect the exchange market, whether through the PEC or in any other way. We will continue with volatility today.

Looking beyond, the US Central Bank (Fed), although slowing down the pace of monetary tightening at its December meeting, issued a tougher-than-expected statement warning that its fight against inflation was not yet over, raising fears that rising US interest rates will push the world’s largest economy into recession.

The currency market continues to react to political news. The voting on the PEC is saved for today. It is expected that it will indeed be reviewed to open the way tomorrow for discussions on the 2023 budget.

Yesterday, the spot price closed the selling day at R$5.3103.

For today on the calendar we will have an index of consumer confidence in the eurozone. Good luck and good luck in business!!

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Andrés Sánchez consults with the Ministry of Sports, but refuses a political post.



The former president of the Corinthians dreams of working for the CBF as a national team coordinator. He was consulted shortly after Lula’s election.

Former Corinthians president Andrés Sánchez was advised to take a position in the Ministry of Sports under the administration of Lula (PT). However, he ruled out a return to politics. dreams of taking over the coordination of CBF selectionHow do you know PURPOSE.

No formal invitation was made to the former Corinthian representative, only a consultation on a portfolio opportunity with the new federal government, which will be sworn in on January 1, 2023.

Andrés was the Federal MP for São Paulo from 2015 to 2019. At that time he was elected by the Workers’ Party. However, the football manager begs to stay in the sport, ruling out the possibility of getting involved in politics again.

Andrés Sanchez’s desire is to fill the position of CBF tackle coordinator, which should become vacant after the 2022 World Cup. Juninho Paulista fulfills this function in Brazil’s top football institution.

The former president of Corinthians was in Qatar to follow the World Cup along with other figures in Brazilian football. During his time in the country, he strengthened his ties with the top leadership of the CBF.

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The EU has reached a political agreement on limiting gas prices – 19.12.2022



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BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 19 (ANSA). European Union countries reached a political agreement on Monday (19) to impose a natural gas price ceiling of 180 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). The main sources of income for Russia and the minimization of the use of energy as a weapon by the regime of Vladimir Putin.

The agreement was approved by a supermajority at a ministerial meeting of member states in Brussels, Belgium, after months of discussions about the best way to contain the rise in natural gas prices in the bloc caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. .

The value set by the countries is well below the proposal made by the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, in November: 275 EUR/MWh. However, the countries leading the cap campaign were in favor of an even lower limit, around 100 EUR/MWh.

Germany, always wary of price controls, voted in favor of 180 euros, while Austria and the Netherlands, also skeptical of the cap, abstained. Hungary, the most pro-Russian country in the EU, voted against.

The instrument will enter into force on 15 February, but only if natural gas prices on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange exceed 180 euros/MWh for three consecutive days. In addition, the difference compared to a number of global benchmarks should be more than 35 euros.

Italy, the EU’s biggest supporter of the ceiling, has claimed responsibility for the measure. “This is a victory for Italy, which believed and worked for us to reach this agreement,” Environment and Energy Minister Gilberto Picetto tweeted.

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“This is a victory for Italian and European citizens who demand energy security,” he added.

Currently, the gas price in Amsterdam is around 110 EUR/MWh, which is already a reflection of the agreement in Brussels – in August the figure even broke the barrier of 340 EUR/MWh.

However, Russia has already threatened to stop exports to countries that adhere to the ceiling. (ANSA).

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