Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa stated: “It can be crucial that civil society is dedicated to defending the pursuits of its land,” referring to the motion’s demand for cost and Transmontano Of the six dams offered associated taxes.
The President of the Republic at present promised to proceed to hearken to the Terra de Miranda Cultural Motion (MCTM) in the course of the sale of the six dams within the Douro River Basin, emphasizing the significance of those actions in civil society.
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa) stated: “It can be crucial that civil society is dedicated to defending the pursuits of its land,” referring to the motion’s demand for cost and Transmontano Sale of taxes associated to 6 dams.
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa met with MCTM members who participated within the public relations interview in Miranda do Douro at present. They exchanged transient phrases with them and reiterated that they proceed to demand “EDP and Engie pay the taxes they owe, and the federal government will finally fulfill their obligations to make them pay. “.
“I am listening, I am linking what I hear [por parte do Movimento] I’ll proceed to hearken to their opinions and we should meet extra often,” the top of state stated.
Nonetheless, Marcelo declined to touch upon the dam sale between EDP and Engie of France, which concerned 2.2 billion euros.
He emphasised: “There may be an concept that appears vital to me, nevertheless it appears to be vital throughout the nation, that’s to contain civil society, be keen on their land and battle for it.”
One of many activists, Paulo Meirinhos, reiterated to Lusa that he has little question that “all taxes: IMT, IMI, stamp obligation and IRC must be paid”, however stated he doubts whether or not the federal government is keen to power the 2 Firms pay these taxes. .
In keeping with the Civic Motion, “Portugal has a President of the Republic who’s on our aspect in making use of the legislation”.
In a be aware despatched to Lusa, MCTM defined: “It is stuffed with expectations, satisfaction and hope for the measures taken by the Lawyer Basic’s Workplace in latest days, as a result of these measures point out that the gross sales tax on the EDP dam can be concentrated.
On Tuesday, members of Congress and AT carried out searches in 11 areas within the nation as a part of an investigation associated to the sale of six dams by the EDP group to a French consortium.
A be aware from the Division of Central Investigations and Felony Motion (DCIAP) acknowledged that the searches had been carried out at dam amenities, legislation companies, state businesses, accounting companies and associated corporations in Lisbon, Porto, Amadora and Miranda Duduro ongoing. Hydropower sector.
DCIAP acknowledged that the process investigated the information associated to the EDP Group’s transmission of the enterprise of six dams to the French consortium shaped by Engie, Crédit Agricole and Mirova, and suspected tax fraud.
The issue was the sale of six EDP dams (Miranda, Bemposta, Picote, Baixo Sabor and Foz-Tua) within the Douro River Basin to a French consortium for two.2 billion euros. The transaction ended on December 17.