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Decree Law No. 174-B/2019

Publication: Republic Diary No. 248/2019, Series I of 2019-12-26
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 174-B/2019
  • Pages: 9-(2) a 9-(8)

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law merges CP — Comboios de Portugal [Portuguese Trains] and EMEF - Empresa de Manutenção de Equipamento Ferroviário [Railway Equipment Maintenance Company].

What is going to change?

CP incorporates, by merger, EMEF, keeping its corporate name.

As the merger by incorporation implies the extinction of EMEF, its global assets, as well as its attributions and competences, are transferred to CP.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law guarantees the standardisation and reinforcement of the quality of the public service provided by CP.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on 27 December 2019.

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