BE accuses executive of wanting to give “historic jackpot” to EDP and “happy hour” to big companies

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The BE’s coordinator, Mariana Mortágua, today accused the government of wanting to give EDP a “historic jackpot” through tax exemption, with the Prime Minister guaranteeing that the executive “is not permeable to any interest”.

“The government hasn’t even had time to change the logo on the dispatches and has already guaranteed EDP a historic jackpot,” accused Mariana Mortágua, at the opening of the debate on the Program of the XXIV Constitutional Government, which is taking place today and Thursday in parliament.

In her speech, the Bloquista MP harshly criticized EDP, saying that it is “a company that lives off privilege and ties to political power”.

“The PSD can leave the government and the PS can come in and leave later. EDP is always there. EDP is always in charge, it always has a place in the Cabinet or in the Council of Ministers, it’s always in charge. And that’s why it didn’t pay the taxes for the sale of the dams,” he accused.

In the view of the Bloc MP, if the motions to reject tabled by the BE and PCP are rejected on Friday, “happy hour for big business will open”.

The BE presented a motion to reject the program of the PSD/CDS minority executive, as did the PCP, but the documents are guaranteed to be rejected since the PS has already announced that it will abstain.

In response, the Prime Minister, Luís Montenegro, guaranteed that his executive “is not permeable to any interest”.

“Our only interest is that of the people. It is neither correct nor honest to say that EDP came to the Government, neither EDP nor any other company came. There are selfless people in the government who have given up their professional lives to serve the country,” he said.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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