Establishment Of A Parliamentary Committee Of Inquiry To Eurominas Process Management

Original Language Title: Constituição de uma comissão parlamentar de inquérito à gestão do processo Eurominas

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1 DRAFT RESOLUTION No. 80/X creation of a parliamentary Committee of inquiry to EUROMINAS process management is installed a controversy, with innuendo and until accusations from side to side, on how the XIV Government eventually decide the case EUROMINAS, assigning a high compensation to the company against the legislation in force and the thrill of a wide range of official opinions above.

It is particularly perplexizante the successive alleged involvement in the process of personalities, sometimes on one side – when invested in public functions, well on the contrary – when their government functions, terminated, to the private-activity, necessarily taking positions and defending conflicting interests among themselves.

How are perplexizantes doubts and questions that some of the Government officials of the time do not inhibit to express.

If are themselves, who studied inside and responsibly involved in the analysis process, the first to not understand the compensation decision, everything is said about the clarity and transparency that the final political decisions took over.

The subject is serious and therefore lacks an essential clarification, not only in legal terms-legal (where, finally, it seems that the judicial authorities decided to start questioning) but, above all, politically and political responsibilities.

2 is that Overture and suspicion are mothers of injustice and descredibilização.

And if it is true that no one is above the law, the same way any acts of Government or of Administration is above the supervision by the Assembly of the Republic.

On behalf of the citizens we represent, as well as in safeguarding the good name and honor of all who have acted correctly and with total smoothness in this process, it is necessary for Parliament to assume its own powers of investigation.

The clarification and transparent of the facts is crucial not only for the dissipation of suspicions as to the projection of an image of responsibility that should always guide the exercise of public office in organs of sovereignty.

In these terms, under legal provisions and regulations applicable, the Assembly of the Republic resolves: 1 – the Constitution of a Parliamentary Commission of inquiry into action the responsibility of successive Governments constitutional, its members, and other organs of the State and public entities or by these subsidiaries, as part of the process that led to the deployment, operation, closure and payment of compensation and compensation to the company EUROMINAS with facilities on the peninsula of Mitrena in Setúbal, near the Sado River estuary.

2-the investigation concerns in particular the integral enlightenment and appreciation of acts allegedly committed by former and current members of the Government of the nation, former and current Members of the Assembly of the Republic, as well as other entities and related citizens regarding: 3 a) The assumptions, the circumstances and to the fundamentals that determined the EUROMINAS payment of compensation and compensation for part in particular, the, then, EDP – Electricidade de Portugal and the Portuguese State;

b) official positions assumed especially by XII, XIII and XIV Constitutional Government about EUROMINAS payment of such compensation and indemnification, as well as the content of the positions taken in respect of that matter, the public prosecutor, while legitimate representative of the interests of the State;

c) to whether or not losses to the State arising out of the whole context described above.

São Bento Palace, November 10 2005.