The President of the Republic considered this Saturday that there is a “national awareness that it is important” that the State Budget for 2022 (OE2022) be approved at the end of November, highlighting the weight of the document for economic and social recovery.
Questioned about the approval of the proposal of OE2022, in the Council of Ministers, in the early hours of the morning of this Saturday, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, said he still did not know the details of the proposal, “but it is evident that it is an important step”, as the State Budget for next year and 2023 “are very important for a moment of exit from the pandemic and of economic reconstruction” -social of the country.
Asked about the possibilities of making the document viable, the head of state replied that “there is a national conscience that it is important to have a Budget at the end of November, voted in the final global vote”.
The declarations by the President of the Republic, at the end of the inauguration of the headquarters of the Portuguese Firemen League, in Lisbon, took place two days before the presentation of the State Budget proposal for 2022 in parliament.
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa highlighted that the previous State Budgets were approved “in circumstances in which it was so urgent” to make them viable, “now it is more urgent, therefore, if it’s more urgent it’s probably easier to approve“.
The Government approved the State Budget proposal for 2022, after a Council of Ministers that began at 09:30 on Friday and lasted until 02:00 today.
The State Budget proposal for 2022 will now be delivered by the Minister of State and Finance, John Lion, in the Assembly of the Republic, next Monday, being debated in general on the 26th and 27th of this month.