Commissioner Moscovici is in Lisbon

Today, Commissioner Moscovici is visiting Lisbon as part of the Commission’s outreach on Autumn package of the European Semester, which sets out economic and social priorities for the EU, euro area and Member State levels for the year ahead. He will participate in a hearing before the European Affairs Committee and the Budget Committee of the Portuguese Parliament. He will also discuss the economic and fiscal situation of Portugal and taxation policy issues on the EU agenda during his meetings with Finance Minister Mario Centeno and Bank of Portugal Governor Carlos Costa. A joint press point, which will be live webstreamed on EbS as from 15:15 CET, will conclude the meeting with Mario Centeno. Ahead of this visit, Commissioner Moscovici said: “Portugal is leaving its economic crisis behind it, though Portuguese society continues to feel its effects. There is still work to do to strengthen the fundamentals of the economy and address the country’s economic and social challenges. But my message in Lisbon today will be one of encouragement and confidence.