Chega and Iniciativa Liberal (IL) today demanded more explanations from the Minister of Finance about the links between Fernando Medina and Sérgio Figueiredo, a former information director who resigned as a finance consultant.
The Chega party, in a statement, today asked for more clarification on this case and asked the Lisbon council, which Medina presided over before going to the Government, to “make public all existing or existing contracts”, as well as agreements for the provision of services, between the municipality and “Sérgio Figueiredo or family members, or companies that they own or de facto owners”.
This request comes after the weekly Novo reported that the Lisbon City Council, led by Fernando Medina, granted support of 350 thousand euros to an event organized by the son of Sérgio Figueiredo, at the time director of TVI, of which the channel was “media partner”.
Chega had already filed a complaint with the General Inspectorate of Finance (IGF) about “the possible exchange of favors between Medina and Sérgio Figueiredo”.
Sérgio Figueiredo, former director of information at TVI, resigned on August 17 as consultant to the Minister of Finance, communicating the decision in a text published in Jornal de Negócios, after weeks of controversy and criticism from political parties and commentators.
The Público newspaper reported on August 9 that the Ministry of Finance had hired the former information director of TVI and former administrator of the EDP Foundation Sérgio Figueiredo as a strategic consultant to evaluate and monitor the impact of public policies, a choice that led to criticism. of political parties and commentators.
Today, Chega said it was “important that the whole truth of this strange tangle of relationships be defined and clarified, in the name of transparency and integrity in the exercise of public functions”.
The Liberal Initiative, also in a statement, considered that the news of the last few days “adds facts that prove the existence of a web of relationships built” between Fernando Medina and Sérgio Figueiredo, “making absolutely evident the shameless way in which the taxpayers’ money”.
Source: Jornal de Negócios by www.jornaldenegocios.pt.
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