Great Plan Options For 2008

Original Language Title: Grandes Opções do Plano para 2008

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1 PROPOSAL of law No. 134/X explanatory memorandum the great Plan options for 2008 feature a balance of government action in 2006-2007 and identifies the main policies adopted and implemented during this period of governance, according to the five strategic choices signed the big plan Options for the parliamentary term (2005-2009). For 2008, the lines of action laid down in the major policy Options the plan remains consistent with the sustainable development strategy outlined for Portugal, based on the growth potential of the economy and promotion of social and territorial cohesion, in the context of strengthening the human capital and the sustainability of public finances. These guidelines are consistent with the envisaged in other political instruments of medium and long term, in particular the national plan for growth and employment (PNACE), the stability and growth program (PEC) and the National strategic reference framework (NSRF). The large public investment policy options in 2008, duly buoyed by ongoing fiscal consolidation, following the progressive strategy reorientation for the areas of knowledge and qualification of human resources, regarded as the main levers of economic and social development of the country. Of investment projects of public initiative to develop, the focus will be centred on the regarding the simplification and modernization of public administration, knowledge and innovation networks, to Connect Portugal "," Portugal Logístico "plan, the National Energy Strategy, the development of basic education, the" new opportunities initiative "and to the network of community services of Proximity. 2 the great Plan options for 2008 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 proposal of law: article 1 subject-matter Are approved the broad Plan options for 2008. Article 2 strategic framework the great Plan options for 2008 are in the 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), in terms of stability and growth and in the National strategic reference framework (NSRF). Article 3 the European context Portugal should continue to strengthen your role in European integration, in particular through the implementation of the Lisbon strategy, completion of the trio presidency programme and participation in the debate on the future Constitutional Treaty.

3 article 4 great options of 1 Plan-the great Plan options for 2008 presenting the State of the implementation of the Government action in 2006-2007 and the initiatives to implement in 2008 that allow achieving the guidelines envisaged in the medium-and long-term instruments referred to in article 2 2-priorities for 2008 focus on implementing policies aimed at raising the economy's growth potential and to promote the sustainable development of the country within a framework of public finance consolidated and to strengthen social and territorial cohesion being the main areas of intervention: the) economic growth potential elevation and employment through the promotion of knowledge and qualification of human resources, scientific, technological development and innovation and competition, as a strategy to modernize the productive structure and enhance the competitiveness of Portuguese companies; b) promoting social cohesion through active policies that allow create equal opportunities, greater and better education, better health, earnings and job creation; c) consolidation and sustainability of public finances by reducing public expenditure and structural a qualitative improvement of the process, budget execution and control, in line with the stability and growth program; d) modernization of the State and public administration that enables the satisfaction of growing expectations of citizens and businesses in seeking information and services accessible and of high quality, promoting a culture of excellence in the provision of 4 public services; and) sustainable development as a way of optimizing resources and leveraging synergies that allow for balanced and sustainable growth and development. 3-investment priorities in the major decisions of the plan for 2008 will be contemplated and made compatible under the State budget for 2008, and properly articulated with the National strategic reference framework. 4-in the year of 2008, 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 2008.

Seen and approved by the Council of Ministers of 3 May 2007 the Prime Minister and State Minister of Finance Minister of the Presidency 5 Parliamentary Affairs Minister