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Decree Law No. 19-B/2020

Publication: Republic Diary No. 85/2020, Series I of 2020-04-30
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 19-B/2020
  • Pages: 7-(6) a 7-(7)

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-Law amends the Rules of Organization and Operation of the XXII Constitutional Government.

What is going to change?

The existence of regional structures is now foreseen, namely in situations of alert, contingency, calamity, state of siege or emergency, aiming to promote articulation and communication between public entities, local authorities and social sector entities.

These structures are coordinated by members of the Government appointed by order of the Prime Minister.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law ensures better coordination and articulation between central, regional or district administration services, namely in situations of alert, contingency, calamity, state of siege or emergency.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on 1 May 2020 and takes effect on 3 May 2020.

Original Version


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