Troika’s technicians who are in Lisbon for new reviews of the adjustment program, met this afternoon with Portuguese’s social partners.
António Saraiva from CIP says that leaves ‘frustrated’ from the meeting with the troika. Armenio Carlos from CGTP, said the meeting was ‘surrealist’. João Vieira Lopes from Confederation of Commerce, said that the meeting was negative, stressing because troika’s representatives avoided replying to pretty much everything. Lucinda Dâmaso from UGT, has the same opinion. “There was no response, verbal or gestural. There was no chance to realize what the troika think ‘underlines.
They all stated that had “no response”, because troika claimed have no sufficient information, since it was the first visit they made to Portugal. Subir Lall from IMF and Sean Berrigan from the European Commission, joined for the first time to the mission in Portugal.
As a Portuguese citizen I must express my indignation.