Portugal’s employers call for “urgent measures” to combat crisis

CIP, the Confederation of Portuguese businesses, is calling on the government for “urgent measures to combat the spread of the crisis”, accusing the executive of “transmitting a tranquilizing image that underestimates the gravity of the moment”. This is almost exactly what financial journalist José Gomes Ferreira told SIC last night: the government has an essentially anodyne programme for the next four years, but seems to have no ‘plan’ at all on how to actually improve ‘what really matters’: people’s access to fully-functional services, and a decent standard of living.