Past event


Portugal's Response to the Euro Area Crisis: Fiscal Consolidation and Structural Reform

Chatham House, London

Event documents

Presentation: Portugal: Adjusting in the Euro Area
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Transcript - Vítor Gaspar
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Vítor Gaspar, Minister of Finance, Portugal 
Chair: Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House


  • What steps is the Portuguese government taking towards economic recovery? 
  • To what extent will budgetary and fiscal consolidation restore market confidence? Is Portugal on track to return to the markets by 2013? 
  • Does the Portuguese government have sufficient domestic support to implement the necessary structural reforms? 
  • What lessons can be learnt from Portugal? 

The Minister's speech will be held on the record. The Q and A will be held under the Chatham House Rule

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