Portugal’s parliament approves 2018 budget in final reading
Portugal’s parliament on Monday approved in the final reading the minority Socialist government’s 2018 budget bill that aims to trim the deficit to a new low in the country’s democratic history thanks to continuing, if slower, economic growth.
The budget was approved by the Socialists and their far-left allies in parliament – the Communists and Left Bloc – who together hold 122 seats in the 230-seat house. The remaining lawmakers voted against the document that set the deficit at 1.1 percent of gross domestic product after this year’s projected 1.4 percent.
FCN: Portugal’s parliament approves 2018 budget in final reading … YAHOO November 28, 2017 at 01:30AM