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Decree Law No. 86-A/2011


Publication: Republic Diary No. 132/2011, Series I of 2011-07-12
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 86-A/2011
  • Pages: 3996-(2) a 3996-(7)

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law approves the composition, structure and the responsibilities of the 19th Portuguese Government.

What information does it contain?
Members of the 19th Portuguese Government

The Government is composed of the Prime Minister, Ministers, Secretaries of State and a Secretary of State Assistant.

The following Secretaries of State assist the Prime Minister:

  • Secretary of State for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Secretary of State to the Prime Minister
  • Secretary of State for Culture.

The following Ministers and Secretaries of State are also members of the Portuguese Government:

Minister Secretaries of State Ministry Responsibilities

Minister of State and Finance

Secretary of State for Budget

Secretary of State for the Treasury and Finance

Secretary of State for Public Administration

Finance

State finances

Public administration

Minister of State and Foreign Affairs

Secretary of State for European Affairs

Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Secretary of State for Portuguese Communities

Undersecretary of State Assistant to the Minister of State and for Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Portuguese foreign policy

Minister for National Defence

Secretary of State for National Defence

National Defence

National defence

Armed forces

Minister for Internal Administration

Secretary of State Assistant to the Minister for Internal Administration

Secretary of State for Internal Administration

Home Affairs

Internal security

Border control

Protection and rescue

Road safety

Electoral administration

 

Minister for Justice

Secretary of State for Property and Equipment of the Ministry of Justice

Justice

Justice

Minister of Economy and Employment

Secretary of State Assistant to the Minister and for Economy and Regional Development

Secretary of State for Employment

Secretary of State Assistant for Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness and Innovation

Secretary of State for Public Works, Transport and Communications

Secretary of State for Energy

Secretary of State for Tourism

Economy and Employment

Employment and vocational training

Competitiveness

Innovation

Internationalisation of companies

Foreign trade

Foreign investment

Energy

Tourism

Public works

Transport and communications

Consumer protection

 

 

Minister for Agriculture, Maritime Affairs, Environment and Regional Planning

Secretary of State for Agriculture

Secretary of State for Forestry and Rural Development

Secretary of State for Maritime Affairs

Secretary of State for Environment and Regional Planning

Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Regional Planning

Agriculture

Rural development

Exploration of maritime resources

Environment

Regional planning

Minister for Health

Secretary of State Assistant to the Minister for Health

Secretary of State for Health

Health

National health policy

Minister for Education and Science

Secretary of State for Higher Education

Secretary of State for Science

Secretary of State for Education and Educational Administration

Secretary of State for Basic Education

Education and Science

Educational system

Higher education

Science

Information society

Minister of Solidarity and Social Security

Secretary of State for Solidarity and Social Security

Solidarity and Social Security

Solidarity and social security

Combating poverty and social exclusion

Support for families

Support for at-risk children and young people and the elderly

Inclusion of people with disabilities

Promotion of volunteering

Minister Assistant and for Parliamentary Affairs

Secretary of State Assistant to the Minister Assistant and for Parliamentary Affairs

Secretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Equality

Secretary of State for Local Administration and Administrative Reform

Secretary of State for Sport and Youth

 

Relations between the Government and the Assembly of the Republic

Changes in ministries

The following ministries no longer exist:

  • Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Development
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries
  • Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communication
  • Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
  • Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education
  • Ministry of Culture

The rights and responsibilities of these ministries are automatically transferred to the new ministries.

Closing of Civil Governments

All the Civil Governments of the country are closed down and the positions of Civil Governor and Deputy Civil Governor no longer exist..

Mandatory approval

All Government acts that increase the State’s spending or reduce its income need to be approved by the Minister of State and Finance.

What are its benefits?

This decree-law is intended to:

  • adopt a smaller and less expensive Government structure
  • promote more effective management of the country.
When does it come into effect?

This decree-law comes into effect five days after being published but the changes it introduces took place on 21 June 2011.

Original Version

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