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Mota Pintu believes that Montenegro “can bring momentum to the political struggle”



Mota Pintu believes that Montenegro "can bring momentum to the political struggle"

SDP parliamentary leader Paulo Mota Pinto this Thursday believes President-elect Luis Montenegro “can bring the momentum of the political struggle” in favor of the party, ensuring that he does everything in this direction.

During a lunchtime debate at the International Club of Portugal in Lisbon on the topic “Great Challenges for Portugal”, one of the participants asked Mota Pinta why he never recognized himself as the leader of the SDP.

The leader of parliament began by classifying as “baseless, inappropriate and even slightly inelegant” any speculation about the SDP presidency, as the party held direct elections on Saturday.

“We have an elected president and I think he can spark a political struggle dynamic that I hope will help and I will do my best so that he can support the SDP,” he said.

However, the SDP leader cited his personal experience – his father Carlos Mota Pinto was the SDP leader and prime minister – to emphasize the “personal cost” that these positions entail.

“It’s not in my plans and it never was in their plans,” he said.


In his speech, Paulo Mota Pinto noted five areas “where Portugal is facing major challenges and where reforms are needed”: health, justice, demographics, political system and, as the main problem, economic growth.

near justicethe leader of the social democratic bench called the last years of socialist rule a “lost legislature” and left an unexpected compliment to former prime minister José Socrates.

“I’m sorry to say this, but this government and this prime minister are the least reformist and the most conservative since April 25th. The engineer Socrates, for all his faults, was more reformist and more willing to attack some established interests than the current prime minister,” he said.

On the healthMota Pinto considered it necessary to “relinquish ideological prejudice” and conduct a “cost-benefit assessment” of who provides the best service in any given case, be it the public or the private sector.

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O the economic growthMota Pinto urged the prime minister to not just say “history explains” that Portugal has been overtaken by several eurozone countries in recent years.

“This cannot be an alibi, there is no historical fatalism here. […] I think the fundamental problem was that we were not pursuing the right policies,” he said.

Above politic systemMota Pinto defended the need for a “wide debate” between the PSD and PS, and considered the outcome of the January 30 parliamentary elections “the most random majority that Portugal has had”, taking the opportunity to leave some criticism of the dialogue announcements. by the socialists.

“The practice was not like this: negotiations on the budget only with deputies PAN, Livre and PSD-Madeira […] this is not a very healthy practice and contradicts the readiness for dialogue,” he said.


Saying they don’t want to normalize is enough Mota Pinto believed that the recent rise of the extreme right in Portugal was due to some historical “correction” of the political system.which “was skewed to the left”.

“We had a far left and we didn’t have a far right, in my opinion, both are equally undesirable and not amenable to normalization,” he said.


The leader of the parliament from the PSD stressed that the party had prepared a draft to revise the electoral law, which could be quickly submitted to parliament if it was a “political priority” of the new direction, which included the reduction of existing constituencies and limited mandates. deputies.

“Do we have the strength, do we have the will to solve these problems? To be honest, I don’t see much from the current absolute majority. On my part, and as long as it has some responsibility, the SDP will not fail to do this,” he assured.

Last Saturday, when he was elected SDP President, Luis Montenegro said that he would meet with the Chairman of the Bench this week, but at the moment there is no public news that this meeting has already taken place.

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The dinner was attended by several deputies, including almost the entire leadership of the bench: vice-presidents Andre Coelho Lima, Paula Cardoso, Paulo Ríos de Oliveira, Catarina Rocha Ferreira and Fatima Ramos, as well as secretaries Hugo Carneiro and Sofia Matos.

Deputies Joaquim Sarmento, Nuno Carvalho, Carlos Eduardo Reis, Claudia Andre and Thiago Moreira de Sa, former CDS-PP leader José Ribeiro y Castro, former Christian Democrat minister Mota Soares, former finance minister Eduardo Catroga and ex AICEP president Pedro Reis were also present. at lunch.

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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.

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

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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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