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Parliamentary questions
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6 December 2019
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Lídia Pereira, José Manuel Fernandes, Álvaro Amaro, Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar, Paulo Rangel
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: Member States possibly failing to comply with Stability and Growth Pact

The Stability and Growth Pact, which is binding on the Member States, requires monitoring and the issuing of recommendations by the Commission and Council of Ministers.

Portugal is one of the Member States that has made the greatest sacrifices in order to comply with the provisions thereof. The Portuguese people have had to made enormous economic, financial and social adjustments. This has all been done for the benefit of not only the national but also the European economy and for the sake of cohesion.

However, a number of Member States, including France, will be in default in 2019. Others, including Portugal, that are at risk of non-compliance with the Pact have received a warning from the Commission that ‘a significant deviation from the adjustment path towards the medium-term budgetary objective’ has been observed.

In view of this:

Can the Commission say what the Portuguese Government has failed to do or should have done to bring its 2020 draft budget into line with the provisions of the Pact?

Supporter (1)

(1) This question is supported by a Member other than the authors: Maria da Graça Carvalho (PPE)
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