A source told Lusa agency that António Costa spoke about these measures in his opening speech at the meeting of the PS National Political Commission, in Lisbon.

In his initial intervention, the socialist leader set a national minimum wage of 850 euros as a goal, aiming to continue the process of “convergence with the European Union”.

Afterwards, without speaking specifically in the budget negotiations with the PCP, he considered that for 2022 the “highest” extraordinary increase in pensions of the last six years is foreseen, also promising to raise the minimum existence in the IRS.