The Recovery and Resilience Plan Audit and Control Commission (PRR) gave a positive opinion, without having confirmed the targets required by Brussels. Despite the warnings, the Government guarantees that there is no risk of the country losing the almost 2 million euros at stake.
After the green light from Brussels to the second payment request, within the framework of the recovery and resilience plan, the Public Ministry (MP) says that finances validated the payment without confirmation of all targets.
At issue is the disbursement request, worth around 2 million euros, based on the fulfillment of 18 milestones and 2 targets related to reforms and investments in the fields of health, social policies, among others.
No document can be read that the mission structure “to recover Portugal”, which governs the PRR, “continues to register presented at the level of procedures” of “prevention of conflict of interests, fraud, corruption and double funding”.
The MP points out “with concern” that Portugal has not taken care of “the possibility of suspension of payment” if the European commission concludes that “the milestones and targets have not been satisfactorily met”.