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1 Proposal of law No. 201/X explanatory memorandum the great Plan options for 2009 present the State of implementation of the policy address, highlighting the most recent period of 2007-2008, and identify the main lines of action policy for 2009, according to the five strategic choices signed the big plan Options for the parliamentary term (2005-2009). For 2009, the political action lines foreseen in the Great Plan options remain consistent with the strategy outlined based on the implementation of reforms necessary for the country's development, whose importance to the resolution of structural problems had been identified long ago, but that was delayed to be performed. The Government will continue the strong commitment to raising the growth potential of the economy, supporting recovery and ongoing restructuring of economic activity and job creation, as well as in supporting the citizens and families, looking to enhance their ability to participate in the collective effort of creating wealth, in modernization of Portuguese society and sharing of health improvements. In line with the strategy adopted by the Government, the large public investment policy options in 2009 will continue to focus on the areas of knowledge and qualification of human resources, structural elements for a sustainable development. At the same time, with regard to the physical investment, the Government has targeted its initiatives to support areas to the business fabric, as well as for the promotion of investment in the energy sector, with a view to reducing the energy dependence vis-à-vis the outside world.
2 the great Plan options for 2009 were submitted to 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 2009. Article 2 strategic framework the great Plan options for 2009 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), in terms of stability and growth and in the National strategic reference framework (NSRF). Article 3 the European context Portugal should continue to strengthen its role in the European construction, streamlining the work associated with the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty and participating in the debate on the Lisbon strategy in the post-2010 period.
Article 4 3 great options of 1 Plan-the great Plan options for 2009 present the State of implementation of the policy address, highlighting the most recent period of 2007-2008, and identify the main lines of action policy for 2009 that allow achieving the guidelines envisaged in the medium-and long-term instruments referred to in article 2 2-priorities for 2009 focus on implementing policies aimed at raising the economy's growth potential and promote the sustainable development of the country within a framework of consolidated public finances 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) support of the citizens and families through active policies that allow to enhance their ability to participate in the collective effort of creating wealth, in modernization of Portuguese society and sharing of health improvements; c) consolidation and long-term sustainability of the public accounts and improving the quality of public finances by reducing public expenditure and structural a qualitative improvement of the process, budget execution and control, in line with the latest update of the stability and growth program; d) modernization of public administration, adapting it to a new paradigm in which is valued the role of quality of public service delivery and governance of public institutions 4 plays in competitiveness and in changing the competitive base of the economy; 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 Great Plan options for 2009 will be contemplated and made compatible under the State budget for 2009, and properly articulated with the National strategic reference framework. 4-in the year of 2009, 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 2009. Seen and approved by the Council of Ministers of 15 May 2008 the Prime Minister, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Minister Presidency
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