Transitional government economics group has first meeting with Guedes – News X

Transitional government economics group has first meeting with Guedes
– News X

Former Minister of Finance and Planning, Nelson Barbosa, and economist Guilherme Mello, members of the economic coordination of the transition team, had their first meeting this Thursday (24) with the Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes. The meeting, which lasted two hours, served to introduce the groups. Guedes placed the current economic team at the disposal of the elected government.

“The information that the minister [Paulo Guedes] presented and the opinions he gave will be taken into consideration by the transition”, said Barbosa.

Barbosa classified the first meeting as “great” and said that the dialogue will continue. Mello made the same assessment. According to the former minister, the next stage involves meetings with the Federal Revenue Service, the National Treasury and the Attorney General of the National Treasury, to draw up a map of the fiscal and legal risks of the Budget.

“In every transition, we map [de riscos], so much so that a map of fiscal risks is included in the Budget. The law requires this, and we want to know the information from the PGFN, understand the details in more detail,” he said.

Barbosa says that PEC is being treated in the political field

Topics such as the lack of resources for programs in the 2023 Budget and the proposed amendment to the Constitution (PEC) that intends to exclude up to R$198 billion from the spending ceiling were not addressed at the meeting, said Barbosa.

When asked about the possibility of a provisional measure as an option to make Bolsa Família viable, the former minister said that the PEC fura-teto, as well as the financing of the social program, “is an issue that is being addressed in the political field” .

Barbosa added that negotiations around the PEC are being carried out in the political sphere. Only after the definitions, the technical area will make the evaluations on the Budget. Regarding the choice of the future Minister of Finance, he did not provide an estimate of when this should be done. “The president [eleito] Lula will decide this when he deems it necessary,” he said.

The scarcity of funds for public security was also not discussed, a topic raised this Wednesday (23) by senator-elect Flávio Dino (PSB-MA), one of the coordinators of the technical group of Justice and Public Security of the transition team. “We are not dealing with the Budget, this is being dealt with in Congress”, declared Barbosa. with information from Agência Brasil.


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