5 linked issues of the week
eThis week marked the launch of the IVAucher program and the presentation of the next steps of the decontamination plan – the next phase of which begins on June 14. At the same time, the United Kingdom announced the withdrawal of Portugal from the “green list”. , which is bad news for Portuguese tourism.
Always updated Minutes News He assessed the key moments of this week which include several sectors. Get to know them by key figures.
- IVAucher can return consumers more than 200 million Planned
On Monday, Finance Minister Joao Liao opened the door to funding the IVAucher program, which starts on June 1, to be strengthened. In addition, the government expects there will be a “strong commitment” to the initiative to support the recovery of the sectors most affected by the pandemic – food services, accommodation and culture.
- Brussels recommends that financial rules remain suspended in 2022
On Wednesday, the European Commission adopted a formal recommendation that fiscal discipline rules remain temporarily suspended in 2022, to enable member states to deal with the unprecedented crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Public debt has been reduced to 272.7 billion in April
Public debt in the eyes of Maastricht – which is credited to Brussels – fell to 272.7 billion euros in April, according to data updated on Tuesday by the Bank of Portugal (BoP). Note that the public debt in March amounted to 254,776 million.
- COVID-19[FEMININEPortugalwith[FEMININEPortugalavec19% of the fortified population. Nordic vaccination plus
According to the weekly report of the Covid-19 vaccination process, published Tuesday by the Directorate General of Health (DGS), 19% of the entire population in Portugal (1,979,425 people) has already been vaccinated and 37 % have already been vaccinated. The first dose of the vaccine (3,757,395 citizens).
- Portugal leaves the “green list” to the United Kingdom. The decision is effective on the day 8 from June
The UK Department for Transport has announced that Portugal, including the Madeira archipelago and the Azores, will leave the “Green List” for international travel from the UK on Tuesday at 4am. The Portuguese Tourism Confederation (CTP) called the UK government’s decision “disastrous” for Portuguese tourism.
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