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Newsletter – October 2022

I. EDITORIAL – THE COVID-19 DISEASE PANDEMIC; LAW NO. 19/2022, OF OCTOBER 21

The month of October was characterised, in legislative terms, by the publication of theResolution of the Council of Ministers no. 96/2022, of October 24, which determines the termination of validity of resolutions of the Council of Ministers published in the context of the pandemic disease COVID-19 and by the publication of the Law no. 19/2022, of October 21, which determines the rent updating coefficient for 2023, creates an extraordinary support for renting, reduces VAT on electricity supply, establishes a transitory regime for updating pensions, establishes a regime for the redemption of savings plans and determines the unseizability of family supports. Read more…

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Newsletter – September 2022

I. EDITORIAL – CESSATION OF VALIDITY OF DECREE-LAWS PUBLISHED IN THE CONTEXT OF THE COVID-19 DISEASE PANDEMIC

The month of September was characterised, in legislative terms, by the publication of the Decree-Law No. 66-A/2022, of 30 September, which determined the cessation of the validity of decree-laws published in the context of the COVID-19 disease pandemic and by the publication of the Decree-Law No. 57-C/2022, of 6 September, which established exceptional measures to support families in order to mitigate the effects of inflation. Read more…

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Newsletter – August 2022

I. EDITORIAL – AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE; IMPLEMENTING RULES FOR THE STATE BUDGET FOR 2022

In terms of legislation, the month of August was characterised by the publication of Law no. 13/2022, of August 1, amending the Code of Criminal Procedure and Law no. 5/2002, of January 11, which sets out measures to combat organised and economic-financial crime, and by the publication of Decree-Law no. 53/2022, of August 12, which lays down the rules for implementing the State Budget for 2022. Read more…

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Newsletter – July 2022

I. EDITORIAL – REGULATION OF THE EXTRAORDINARY UPDATE OF PENSIONS PROVIDED FOR IN THE STATE BUDGET LAW

In terms of legislation, the month of July was characterised by the publication of the Regulatory Decree no. 2/2022, of 7 July, which has regulated the extraordinary update of pensions provided for in the State Budget Law for 2022.  Read more…

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Newsletter – June 2022

I. EDITORIAL – APPROVAL OF THE STATE BUDGET FOR 2022

In terms of legislation, the month of June was marked by the publication of Law no. 12/2022, of June 27, which approved the State budget for 2022. 

On the legislative front, the following should also be highlighted:  

  1. Ordinance no. 164-A/2022, of June 24, which reviewed and set the rates of tax on petroleum and energy products. 
  2. Resolution of the Assembly of the Republic no. 29/2022, of June 28, which approved the budget of the Assembly of the Republic for 2022.  
  3. Decree-Law no. 42/2022, of June 29, which establishes measures to support families and businesses in the context of the armed conflict in Ukraine.  Read more…
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Newsletter – May 2022

I. EDITORIAL – APPROVAL OF THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF COVERED BONDS

In terms of legislation, the month of May was characterised by the publication of Decree-Law no. 31/2022, of May 6, which approves the Legal Framework of Covered Bonds and transposes Directive (EU) 2019/2162 and Directive (EU) 2021/2261. 

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Annual Newsletter 2021

EDITORIAL

The year 2021, just like the year 2020, was prolific at the legislative level, both in the scope of the so-called Covid-19 legislation, which continued to mould the legislative reality to the evolution of the pandemic derived from the Covid-19 disease, and in the most diverse socio-economic spheres and areas of Portuguese society, including, as an example, the areas of taxation, housing, leasing and also justice.

Although numerous pieces of legislation directly or indirectly related to the Covid-19 pandemic were published, the year 2021 was marked by greater stability in the publication of non-pandemic related pieces of legislation, which deserve special mention. Read more…

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Newsletter – April 2022

I. EDITORIAL – APPROVAL OF EXCEPTIONAL AND TEMPORARY MEASURES IN RESPONSE TO THE INCREASE IN FUEL PRICES.

In terms of legislation, April was characterised by the publication of Law no. 10-A/2022, of April 28, approving exceptional and temporary measures in response to the increase in fuel prices, with particular emphasis on the suspension of the minimum limits on unit rates of tax on oil and energy products (ISP) established in articles 92, 94 and 95 of the Excise Duty Code, applicable to unleaded petrol and diesel. Read more…

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SPACE LAW IN PORTUGAL

“Space Exploration” – expression that still projects our mind to fiction films or pioneer agencies questing the cosmos.

This scenario has however been changing in the last years, fueled by massive dependency on information circulation and the huge investments in faster, more powerful, and universally accessible communication.

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Newsletter – March 2022

I. EDITORIAL – APPROVAL AND PUBLICATION OF THE DIPLOMA THAT INCREASED THE FINANCIAL SUBSIDY APPLICABLE TO CONSUMPTION AT PETROL STATIONS.

The month of March was characterised, on a legislative level, by the approval and publication of Decree-Law no. 24-A/2022, of March 11, which increased the financial subsidy applicable to consumption at petrol stations for the purposes of transitory and exceptional support to citizens for their consumption in the fuel sector (“AUTOvoucher” benefit). Read more…

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