A crise portuguesa vista da Alemanha

Os alemães parecem querer dar uma "ajudinha". Será uma atitude pensada e consistente com alguma reflexão que possam ter feito com o caso da Grécia, ou mera análise de circunstância? Algumas linhas interessantes:

(...) There is in fact proof that reforms in Portugal are progressing far better than in Greece:
• Last year the government managed -- albeit with the help of a few tricks -- to reduce its deficit from 9.8 to 4.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), a far larger reduction than the troika had called for. This year as well, Lisbon's chances of carrying through on its austerity promises look good.
• Unlike in Greece, the austerity measures enjoy a broad majority of support in parliament. The Socialist Party (PS), the country's largest opposition party, has so far lent its support to the government's decisions.
• Portugal's population has demonstrated against tax hikes and pay cuts, but riots like those in Greece have not materialized. "Most people understand that the country is in need of fundamental structural reforms, and they're prepared to make sacrifices to make them happen," says Eva Gaspar from financial newspaper Jornal de Negócios.
• The country's economy is expected to already grow slightly in the coming year, or at least not to shrink any further.
• Portugal, unlike Greece, has competitive companies. The country's export sector is benefiting as the global economy experiences a degree of recovery.

Financial experts hope the country will play on these strengths to regain investors' trust. "Now it's a matter of freshening up Portugal as an investment location so that it attracts investors again," says Schrader at the IfW. "If such tendencies become visible, it will give the country a chance to finance itself again."
Still, a lot has to happen before the country reaches that point.

O artigo completo pode ser lido aqui (tradução do alemão para inglês).

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