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Decree Law No. 43/2020

Publication: Republic Diary No. 140/2020, Series I of 2020-07-21
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 43/2020
  • Pages: 17 - 24

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law creates the National System for Civil Emergency Planning.

What is going to change?

The National System for Civil Emergency Planning aims to ensure the organization and preparation of strategic sectors of the State to face crisis situations:

a) The freedom and continuity of government action;

b) The regular functioning of essential services of the State;

c) The security and well-being of the populations.

The National System for Civil Emergency Planning integrates the following entities:

a) The National Council for Civil Emergency Planning (CNPCE);

b) Emergency planning committees.

The CNPCE is a body with functions of coordination and support to the Government in civil emergency planning. It is directly dependent on the Prime Minister.

The Emergency Planning Committees are sectoral civil emergency planning bodies and represent the national system in similar groups within the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).

In turn, it is in addition to the tasks of the ANEPC to ensure the planning and coordination of national needs in the area of civil emergency planning, and also to contribute to the definition of the respective national policy, in liaison with entities and services, public or private, that perform missions related to this activity.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law allows NATO's objectives to be met.

It also aims to safeguard, in a crisis situation, the fulfilment of the fundamental tasks of the state and the security of the populations.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force 5 days following its publication.

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