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Decree Law No. 170/2019

Publication: Republic Diary No. 233/2019, Series I of 2019-12-04
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 170/2019
  • Pages: 2 - 30

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law amends the Public Contracts Code and amends the legal framework governing State intervention in the field of public-private partnerships.

What is going to change?

It is now up to the Council of Ministers to make decisions regarding partnerships (for example, the beginning of the process of creating the partnership), through a resolution of the Council of Ministers.

It is now determined that the alteration of the contract will always depend on the resolution of the Council of Ministers.

What advantages does it bring?

With this decree-law, decisions are taken at the highest level, by the Council of Ministers, although the technical work done by the Technical Unit for Project Monitoring continues to be respected.

The legal scheme that governs State intervention in matters of public-private partnerships is adapted to the current social reality.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on 5 December 2019.

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