PSD president Luís Montenegro said this Thursday that Portugal’s goal is to be a “net contributor” to the European Union (EU), warning that the country cannot perpetuate itself as a subsidized member state.
“The country can only have one objective: it is to activate the need to have these funds [europeus]. The contributing country can only have one objective: it is to be liquid from the European Union. That’s the country’s goal. Portugal’s objective is not to perpetuate itself as a country that is being subsidized”, declared.
leader edition of the PSD today at the end of the first edition of the party’s interparliamentary that took place in Ponta Delgada, in the Azores, and which joined the MEPs, national and regional deputies and members of the Regional Government.
Montenegro’s “importance line” in front of Portugal needs the “economics of the economy” but stressed the importance of transforming the country’s.
“Transforming themselves as structures of our country, when there are, there are more defenses and more chances of not doing much to cut people’s lives, we will be able to cut the circumstances that these situations without very possibly imply”, he said.
Regarding support to families due to inflation, Luís Montenegro also criticized Prime Minister António Costa for being “cutting one billion euros from the pension system in Portugal” and for “not having the courage to tell the country what is to do”.
“In addition to giving zero, it is taking a billion every year from 2023 onwards. And it is doing it without saying and without assuming”, he stressed.
On the occasion, the leader of the PSD/Azores and the president of the Regional Government, José Manuel Bolieiro, highlighted the “relevance” of the “Atlantic dimension” of the archipelago for the “future of Europe” and claimed a representative appointed by the regional structure in an eligible place. on the list for the European Parliament pests in 2024.
“I hope it was the first and last time that the Azores do not have a deputy in the European Parliament”, warned Bolieiro.