The Portuguese minister in charge of transport has resigned on the night of Wednesday to Thursday, the new victim of the controversy over the compensation received on his departure from the management of the public airline TAP by the Secretary of State at the Treasury, herself constrainte la evell de quitter le gouvernement.

“Compte tenu de la façon dont cette affaire est perçue par le public”, Pedro Nuno Santos, minister des Infrastructures, explains en “accept la responsabilité politique” in a communiqué. Il ajoute que son secrétaire d’Etat Hugo Santos Mendes presents also his resignation.

The resignation of the minister, who exercised governmental responsibilities depuis sept ans, was immediately accepted by the Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa.

“C’est plus que de la Negligence”

The controversy around “TAPgate”, as it was nicknamed by the newspaper Diario de Noticias, continued to grow after the revelations about the amount of the severance pay (500,000 euros) that Alexandra Reis received after her death. fevrier le conseil d’administration de TAP Air Portugal.

Quelques mois plus tard, elle avait été nommée à la tête de NAV, entreprise publique chargée du contrôle aérien, avant de rejoinder début décembre le gouvernement comme secrétaire d’Etat au ministère des Finances.

“Recruter à la NAV la gestionnique qui a reçu un demi million de TAP, sans prendre le soin de veriverir les conditions de son départ, c’est plus que de la negligence,” the editorial du quotidien Publico said on Thursday.

The opposition parties have already requested a hearing in the Parliament of TAP and the government in order to clarify the conditions for the departure of Mme Reis, while the airline is undergoing a restructuring that has led to reductions in ‘effectifs et des baisses de salaires pour de nombreux employés.

“A l’avenir, il faudra en tirer des leçons.” Toute personne qui accède à une fonction publique est soumise à un examen minutieux de son passé » qui est devenu plus exigeant, a résine de l’Etat Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Alexandra Reiss and TAP renounced all illegality.

The Portuguese airline group, whose difficulties have accrued due to the Covid-19 pandemic, has been totally renationalised in an emergency in 2020, in exchange for the application of a restructuring plan imposed by Brussels at a figure of 3.2 billions of euros.