Once again the Portuguese Government launches legislative measures to encourage investment in the country, following a "strategy directed to strongly stimulate direct national or international investment in Portugal, or Portuguese investment abroad." Through Decree-Law n.º 82/2013, of the 17th of June, the Government, based on the Economic and Financial Adjustment Programme for Portugal, aims to streamline the economy and boost employment, through the reduction of public spending and the creation of tax conditions truly conducive to economic development. This law presents itself as a legal consolidation of the Investment Support and Research & Development Tax Benefits System taxation regime, foreseen in the Investment Tax Code.