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Centeno says it is “not true” that the government acted behind the BJP’s back in the Banif case.

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The revelations are contained in the book “O Governador”, which is the result of a series of interviews with Observer journalist Luis Rosa Carlos Costa, who headed Banco de Portugal between 2010 and 2020, and has sparked controversy.

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The revelations are contained in the book “O Governador”, which is the result of a series of interviews with Observer journalist Luis Rosa Carlos Costa, who headed Banco de Portugal between 2010 and 2020, and has sparked controversy.

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Banco de Portugal (BdP) Governor Mario Centeno said on Monday that “not truethat the government acted behind the back of the banking regulator, contrary to what his predecessor, Carlos Costa, advocated in the book.

“That’s not true,” Mario Centeno responded to journalist Anselmo Crespo’s question about whether the government acted behind Banco de Portugal’s back in the Banif case during CNN Portugal’s first anniversary conference in Lisbon.

Mario Centeno, who admitted that he did not read the whole book, but only those parts that relate to his role as finance minister, also said that he found Disappointing Claims in Former BJP Governor’s Bookin which Carlos Costa accuses the government of meddling in banking supervision.

馃嚙馃嚪I had a different idea how to deal with the truth”, pointed out the governor of the BdP.

When asked by journalists at the exit to specifically explain what is not true, Mario Centeno did not answer.

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The revelations are contained in the book “O Governador”, which is the result of a series of interviews by Observer journalist Luis Rosa with Carlos Costa, who headed Banco de Portugal between 2010 and 2020, and has sparked controversy.

With a foreword by Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, the publication reveals hitherto unknown facts about the intervention of the troika, the Banco Esp铆rito Santo case, the Banif resolution, strained relationship with former Prime Minister Jos茅 S贸crateswith the current Ant贸nio Costa and former finance minister Mario Centeno, as well as wars with the former banker Ricardo Salgado and the Espiritu Santo family.

Ant贸nio Costa announced that he would sue the former governor, whom he accused of writing a book containing lies and misrepresentations about him and of organizing a political operation to attack his personality after he confirmed that “the government tried to interfere into the political power of the Bank of Portugal”.

Ant贸nio Costa confirms he will sue Carlos Costa for insulting honor and good name

Centeno admits: ‘We could have moved faster’ in PRR

The Governor of Banco de Portugal acknowledged that the country could invest faster under the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR).

“We could move faster [na execu莽茫o do PRR]馃嚙馃嚪 Of all the worries I have, the biggest one is investment.鈥漵aid a central banker attending a conference marking the first anniversary of CNN Portugal.

Mario Centeno emphasized that its function is to “warn about what might actually run faster” in relation to PRR, but did not elaborate.

The BDP governor, however, said he was “not in a position to forgive or not forgive” the government, alluding to statements made by the President of the Republic.

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Mario Centeno also argued that in a period of “full employment” such as in Portugal, “any expansionary fiscal policy is pro-cyclical and should be avoided.”

鈥淭his does not mean that fiscal policy should not take into account situations of exclusion, which are exacerbated by inflation,鈥 the official stressed.

Source: Observador

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