The Minister of Culture admitted today to discuss in the field of the Budget a possible extension of the spectacles covered by the reduction of VAT from 13% to 6%, but excluded bullfighting as a matter of civilization.
These positions were transmitted by the new Minister Graça Fonseca at the end of the second and last day of debate in the generality of the State Budget proposal for 2019, after having been confronted with criticisms of BE, PCP, but mainly by CDS-PP, to the limited character of the measure reducing the VAT of spectacles, leaving out, for example, spectacles in open spaces.
"The Government's proposal represents an improvement over what currently exists. We have been listening to various interventions [políticas] and industry players. I will meet with some myself during this phase. This is already an improvement and the rest we will discuss in the field of specialty, "began by responding to the holder of the folder Culture.
Already on the complaint of the CDS-PP Vánia Dias da Silva MP for declining VAT exclude bullfighting, accusing the Government of "discrimination" and imposing a "dictatorship of taste", Graça Fonseca reacted: "Madam [do CDS-PP] bullfighting is not a matter of taste, it's a matter of civilization and we will keep it as it stands. "