The approval of the State Budget Law for 2015 implicates a significant number of changes in the field of Public Administration and one shall highlight the following matters: The real estate management, covering the leasing of immovable property and the transfer of built heritage (from articles 7.º to 15.º) The services reorganization of the Public Administration, in a context of global reduction in all ministerial areas of leadership positions and organizational structures (from articles 17.º to 34.º) The public sector workers, to whom is determined, among others, rules on the admission of staff and on the recruitment control (from articles 35.º to 77.º) The local budgets reorganizations, namely with the aim to reduce the debt of the entities which took part of the local administration (from articles 87.º to 106.º) The State active operations, regularizations and warranties, including privatisations and alienation operations (from articles 120.º to 137.º) Law No 82-B/2014, of 31 December, entered into force on 1 January, 2015. The Public Department of Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira & Associados hereby informs that in the sequence of the approval of the new Administrative Procedure Code (CPA) - by means of Decree-Law No 4/2015, of 7 January (in the exercise of the legislative authorization granted by Law No 42/2014, of 11 July) - a Newsletter dedicated to this matter will be published, and a conference shall have place in order to prepare the entry into force of the new CPA, forecasted for the beginning of April 2015. II NATIONAL LEGISLATION Energy and Water Sector Portaria (Ordinance) No 212-A/2014. - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 198, 1 st Supplement, Series I of 2014-10-14 First alteration to Ordinance No 332/2012, of 22 October, establishing the criteria for the differentiated impacts on the costs arising from energy, sustainability, and general economical interest measuresWWW.CUATRECASAS.COM NEWSLETTER I DIREITO PÚBLICO 3/6 Decree-Law No 153/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 202, Series I of 2014-10-20 Creates the legal frameworks applicable to the production of electricity intended for auto consumption and to the sale of public service electricity grid from renewable resources, by Small Production Units Decree-Law No 172/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 221, Series I of 2014-11-14 Amends Decree-Law No 138-A/2010, of 28 December, which creates a social tariff for the supply of energy power, and amends Decree-Law No 102/2011, of 30 September, which creates an extraordinary social support directed to the energy consumer Despacho (Decree) No 14704/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 235, Series II of 2014-12-04 Opens the procedure for the concession of injection spare capacity in the public service electricity grid for the production of renewable energy from source or ocean by power plants by means of experimental or pre-commercial technologies Regulation No 551/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 241, Series II of 2014-12-15 Approves the Tariff Regulations on the energy sector Portaria (Ordinance) No 1059/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 244, Series II of 2014-12-18 Management Regulation of the System Sustainability Fund of the Energy Sector Regulation No 557/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 245, Series II of 2014-12-19 Approves the Operational Grid Regulation of the Energy Sector Despacho (Decree) No 15747-D/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 251, 2nd Supplement, Series II of 2014-12-30 Stipulates the discount rate applicable on the access tariff to the low voltage grid, considering the estimation of the energy power social tariff for 2015 Town Planning Resolution of the Council of Ministers No 59/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 210, Series I of 2014-10-30 Creates the structure for the Rural Development Programme of the Continent (PDR 2020) WWW.CUATRECASAS.COM NEWSLETTER I DIREITO PÚBLICO 4/6 Public Contracts Despacho (Decree) No 146/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 195, Series I of 2014-10-09 Establishes the conditions for private parking concessionaire companies subject to the payment of fee under municipal jurisdiction to exercise their parking supervisory activity in the authorized areas Environment Despacho (Decree) No 12571/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 198, Series II of 2014-10-14 Creates the Support Group for the Management of PERSU 2020 (Strategy Plan for Municipal Waste) Decree-Law No 165/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 214, Series I of 2014-11-05 In the sequence of the legislative authorization granted by Law No 45/2014, of 16 July, establishes extraordinarily the framework for the regularization, modification and enlargement of establishments and holdings dedicated to the industrial activity, livestock, waste management operations and quarries exploitation which are not compatible with territorial managements tools or use of soil limitations Public Administration and Regulation Portaria (Ordinance) No 209/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 197, Series I of 2014-10-13 Regulates the Terminations Programme by Mutual Agreement in the Local Administration Decree-Law No 163/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 211, Series I of 2014-10-31 Amending for the third time Decree-Law No 126-B/2011, of 29 December, which approves the Organic Law of the Ministry of Interior, and to the first amendment to Decree-Law No 73/2013, of 31 May, approving the Organic Law of the National Civil Protection Authority Implementing Decree No 6/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 217, Series I of 2014-11-10 Amending for the first time Implementing Decree No 2/2012, of 16 January, which approves the Organic Law of the Local Authorities Department, adding attributions as a result of the new powers granted to this serviceWWW.CUATRECASAS.COM NEWSLETTER I DIREITO PÚBLICO 5/6 Portaria (Ordinance) No 254/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 237, Series I of 2014-12-09 Regulates the Professional Internships Programme in the Local Administration Portaria (Ordinance) No 263/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 242, Series I of 2014-12-16 Approves the Management Regulation for the Reimbursement of the Incentives Systems of QREN Decree-Law No 178/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 243, Series I of 2014-12-17 Amending for the sixth time Decree-Law No 86-A/2011, of 12 July, approving the Organic Law of the XIX Constitutional Government Decree-Law No 183/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 250, Series I of 2014-12-29 Approves the Organic Law of the Ministry of National Defense Law No 82-A/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 252, 1st Supplement, Series I of 2014-12-31 Approves the Major Planning Options for 2015 Law No 82-B/2014 - D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No 252, 1st Supplement, Series I of 2014-12-31 State Budget Law for 2015 III EUROPEAN COMMUNITY LEGISLATION Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1058/2014, of 8 October 2014, amending for the 221st time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1112/2014, of 13 October 2014, determining a common format for sharing of information on major hazard indicators by the operators and owners of offshore oil and gas installations and a common format for the publication of the information on major hazard indicators by the Member States Directive 2014/94/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 22 October 2014, on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructureWWW.CUATRECASAS.COM NEWSLETTER I DIREITO PÚBLICO 6/6 Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1141/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 22 October 2014, on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1142/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 22 October 2014, amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 as regards the financing of European political parties Commission Regulation (EU) No 1161/2014, of 30 October 2014, adapting to technical progress Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 on recording equipment in road transport Commission Regulation (EU) No 1234/2014, of 18 November 2014, amending Annexes IIIB, V and VIII to Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on shipments of waste Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1348/2014, of 17 December 2014, on data reporting implementing Article 8(2) and Article 8(6) of Regulation (EU) No 1227/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency.
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