Archive for November, 2016

Brasília considers creation of “recovery law” to aid indebted states

November 30, 2016

The federal government is studying the creation of a “recovery law” for states in financial difficulty. In general, the new law would allow the renegotiation of debts, disciplining the relation with creditors and public officials. Sources heard by Valor emphasize that the measure would have to be approved by Congress and could hardly be applied in the short term. According to one source, this mechanism is already applied in the US, but the conditions for its activation are quite strict. “There, the administrator loses practically all the capacity to manage the state.”


Brasília hardens stance with states over repatriation funds

November 28, 2016

The government rejects sharing the money obtained from fines on undeclared assets abroad with the states unless the states commit to a fiscal adjustment effort, a high-ranking source told Valor. Brasília had agreed to channel R$5 billion from the R$45 billion collected to the states in exchange for a national pact to improve the health of public accounts. Officials argue that current legislation doesn’t force the federal government to share the fines with states and without concessions from them it is even willing to let the Federal Supreme Court resolve the issue.