The Prime Minister said today that the Government is going to the debate on the budget with a "constructive will" to improve its proposal and considered that the path taken was only possible because there is political stability.
António Costa was speaking to journalists, with Finance Minister Mario Centeno next to him, moments after the proposal for the State Budget for 2019 was approved in general by the Assembly of the Republic with votes in favor of PS, BE, PCP, PEV and PAN, and with rejection by the PSD and CDS-PP benches.
"We have good reason to start now for the budget debate in the specialty with the same constructive will we have always had to improve the proposal, so that it remains a budget that allows for more growth, better jobs and greater equality," said the Prime Minister.
According to the Prime Minister, the approval of the State Budget proposal for 2019 was, in general terms, "an important step for the continuation of work to improve the lives of the Portuguese people, their income", but also "for the continue to invest and generate employment. "
"It is important for us to continue to improve the quality of our public services and recover the much that the country has lost in public investment over the years of crisis. This budget will help build confidence and is only possible thanks to the political stability that we have been able to secure over the last three years – and we will certainly guarantee it by the end of the parliamentary term, "he said, referring to BE, PCP and ENP.