Approves The Great Options The Plan For 2007.

Original Language Title: Aprova as Grandes Opções do Plano para 2007.

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1 PROPOSAL of law No. 77/X explanatory memorandum the great Plan options for 2007 show a balance of government action in 2005-2006 and identify the main policy measures adopted and implemented during this period of governance, according to the five strategic choices adopted in 2005-2009 GOPs: For 2007, those options, identifies four priorities that underpin a strategy of development for Portugal , consistent with the guidelines outlined in other policy instruments of medium and long term, in particular the national plan for growth and employment (PNACE) and the stability and growth program (PEC). The priority axes which form part of the intervention measures for 2007 are: the consolidation of public finances) b) modernization of public administration (c)) the valuation and qualification of human resources d) scientific and technological development, innovation and competition in the public policies pursued in 2005-2006, there was the concern of selectivity, in order to overcome the structural delays in some areas and creating conditions for the sustainable development of the country. The investment strategy will focus on strategic sectors, properly coordinated with the objectives of the Lisbon strategy and with the National strategic reference framework (NSRF)-for the period 2007-2013-in order to put Portugal in the medium term, in real convergence with the other European Union countries. The great Plan options for 2007 were submitted the opinion of the economic and Social Council and that opinion has been taken into account in preparing the final document now submitted for approval. So: under d) of paragraph 1 of article 197 of the Constitution, the Government presents to the Assembly of the Republic the following Bill: 2 Article 1 subject-matter Are approved the broad Plan options for 2007.

Article 2 strategic framework the great Plan options for 2007 are in economic and social development strategy of the country set in the 17TH Constitutional Government program, in the great Plan options for 2005-2009, in the national action plan for growth and employment (PNACE) and in terms of stability and growth.

Article 3 the European context Portugal should strengthen its role in the construction of Europe through the implementation of the Lisbon strategy, the implementation of the new programming period of Community funds in the framework of the National strategic reference framework and the Office of President of the Council of the European Union article 4 great options of 1 Plan-the great Plan options for 2007 presents the balance sheet of the Government action in 2005-2006 and the measures to implement for the next year, the guidelines set out in the medium-and long-term instruments referred to in article 2 2-the main policy measures for 2007 are in the following four priority axes of intervention: a) consolidation of public finances with a path of macroeconomic imbalances correction, coupled with the relaunch of economic growth and employment, in line with the stability and growth program; 3 b) modernization of public administration, strengthening institutions and improving the relationship of the State with its citizens, through the structural reorganization of the institutions, of bureaucracy, simplification of processes of modernization and the management and flexibility of operation modes; c) qualification of human resources in response to social inequality, lack of opportunity, the worsening unemployment, through the launch of initiatives that promote the qualification and vocational training, reinforcing the provision of training for young people; d) scientific and technological development, innovation and competitiveness, as a strategy to diversify the productive structure and increase the scale of domestic production value. 3-investment priorities in the major decisions of the plan for 2007 will be included and made compatible under the State budget for 2007. 4-in the year of 2007, the Government will act in the legislative, regulatory and administrative framework, so as to achieve the attainment, in each of the areas, the objectives contained in the great options the plan for 2005-2009.

Article 5 final provision is published in annex to this law, which is an integral part, the document of the great Plan options for 2007. Seen and approved by the Council of Ministers of 8 June 2006 the Prime Minister the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Minister Presidency