The wife of João Galamba has been coordinating the Department of the Ministry of Finance for a year, but the appointment was not published in the Diário da República.
Laura Cravo, the wife of Minister João Galamba and who is part of the staff of the CMVM – but currently works in the Department of the Ministry of Finance, in transport -, he asked to leave about the teaching led by Fernando Medina.
“The annual renewal of 2023, which Dr. Laura Cravo previously stated that she wants to be the last, has already been recommended and the last part of the approval”, said the head of the Planning, Strategy, Evaluation and International Relations Office of the Ministry of Finance, José Carlos Azevedo Pereira, in a statement released on Friday.
The statement, which is divided into 13 sections, comes after TVI revealed that Laura Cravo moved to the GPEARI of the Ministry of Finance a year ago, without her appointment being published in the Diário da República. On Tuesday, Fernando Medina who technicallyl “He has not been appointed by the Government, and no one is waiting for any position which depends on each member of the Government”, explaining that Laura Cravo is a member of the Public Administration, from the CMVM, who is on the move.
In several official documents, Laura Abreu Cravo appears as the director of the Department of Finance since the departure of the previous director, and identifies herself on her Linkedin page as the “head” of the department.
The wife of the Minister of Infrastructure and Secretary of State for Energy took office in March 2022 after the departure of the former official who, unlike Laura Abreu Cravo, left and entered the post of Diário da República.
The lack of nomination leaves the legal experts interviewed by Exclusivo da TVI (from the CNN Portugal group) surprised, who agree that the lack of publication in the Diário da República is inconsistent with what is provided for in the laws and rules of transparency. government.
On Tuesday, the Minister of Finance confirmed that the wife of the Minister of Construction was not appointed by the Government to the position she holds in the Ministry of Finance. The issue was raised by Chega’s deputy Rui Afonso.
During the meeting on the reduction of VAT on food, Fernando Medina confirmed that Laura Cravo joined the Planning, Strategy, Evaluation and International Relations Office (GPEARI) of the Ministry of Finance like many other public servants: Public Administration, thus changing from the previous job , Securities Market Commission.
“It is the first time I can remember that a politician has been criticized and insulted in public for not choosing someone. Doctor Laura Cravo was not appointed by the Government, she was not already appointed by the Government, she has no position pending any position that depends on the Government”, he said.