Confusion is occurring today as the Council of Ministers does not appear to have extended food aid to poor families by the three months promised by Prime Minister Antonio Costa.
According to Público, the decision will extend support by just one month.
But in any case, the consumer organization DECO says it is “not enough.”
Food aid came with a fortune of 60 euros.
Indeed, about one million families are benefiting from this one-time payment. The first group is April, followed by another group in May.
Currently, an additional € 60 will be paid to these same groups. The social energy rate group receives it in July and all other groups (minimum benefits) receive it in August.
This cannot be interpreted as an extension of the three months announced by Costa in Congress yesterday. DECO also argues that it is not enough.
Attorney Inglide Pereira, who represents the price of the Watchdog with an emphasis on € 60, does not guarantee that the family will be able to buy the necessities they need in a month. She believes that whatever the government offers should be “adjusted to inflation.” In other words, “it cannot go below 100 euros”.
The government has already shown signs of “tiredness” after an absolute majority of three months.
The image of the press conference at the Council of Ministers today was like a line of people who wanted them to be somewhere else. Somewhere else.
On today’s Parliamentary page of Correioda Manhã, Governor Eduardo Damaso impressed with the Prime Minister’s “performance” in parliament yesterday. This is the first Prime Minister’s question time since October last year. At least the “good news” was that Parliament “focused on the essential questions about the lives of the Portuguese people: health, living costs, inflation, energy prices, and the social and food support of the most vulnerable families.”
“In the near future, the government and Costa will have to make more efforts not only to manage daily publicity, but also to convince people that they are really facing problems,” he said. Told. “They never get tired after a large number of three months,” he concludes, but to be fair, it’s starting to look like that.
https://www.portugalresident.com/confusion-as-government-swerves-on-pms-pledge-to-extend-food-support-to-needy-for-next-three-months/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=confusion-as-government-swerves-on-pms-pledge-to-extend-food-support-to-needy-for-next-three-months Confusion over the prime minister’s pledge that the government will extend food aid to the poor over the next three months