State Budget submitted to Brussels for approval

Portugal’s 2022 State Budget has been submitted to Brussels for approval, even though it hasn’t been approved yet by parliament or President Marcelo. The 39-page document was submitted in English in time for the ‘country specific recommendations’ which Brussels will be adopting in May, writes Lusa. Meantime, the parliamentary debate on a budget in which growth and deficit forecasts have been challenged (see brief to come) comes next week, on April 28 and 29, with a final vote scheduled for May 27.