Every fortnight, we will publish a collection of some of the IPP’s members’ public interventions, as well as the impact of our projects and publications on the public debate. This is our second edition. This is the first edition.
Paulo Trigo Pereira, president of IPP, numa longa entrevista a Rui Peres Jorge, do Jornal de Negócios (link para assinantes), on the 25th of November, put forward ideas that will be explored in the IPP/Budget Watch report on the 2015 budget, which considered «a budget that is 50 per cent voter-centric».
The following day, there was Seminário «Budget Watch: OE 2015 – o Orçamento possível», cited, for instance, by Rádio Renascença which highlighted that “according to the [Budget Watch group], without new measures, the deficit will remain at 3.16 per cent of GDP, and not at 2.7 of GDP as predicted by the government».
On Saturday the 29th, the final results of Budget Watch – Índice Orçamental ISEG/IPP, difundidos pelos media partners Público (link para assinantes) e Expresso (edição impressa, 29/11/2014) were published.
In other news, on the 1st of December, IPP director Carlos Farinha Rodrigues explained «how to fight poverty in times of austerity» on Económico TV with Rui Leão Martinho, representative of the Order of Economists, and Maria Joaquina Madeira.
Finally, yesterday on the 4th, Ana Rita Ferreira argued in Público that as a result of the Socialist congress last weekend, «an ideological basis for future political action» in the social realm was establish, despite the lack of a similar basis in the economic realm.
Ricardo Cabral, also director at IPP, was quoted in the Financial Times concerning the relationship and identification of Portuguese citizens with EU institutions, and how this has evolved in recent years.
Barring any statement indicating otherwise, public declarations by directors and other members of the IPP represent the opinions of those individuals rather than that of the IPP.