EU’s Moscovici upbeat about Portugal, sees 2017 growth above 2.5 percent

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LISBON (Reuters) – European Union Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici lauded Portugal on Tuesday for its economic and fiscal progress and said growth would probably exceed 2.5 percent this year in an acceleration from 1.4 percent in 2016.


“The progress that has been made is very impressive,” Moscovici told a news briefing during a visit to Lisbon, adding that he is “optimistic” about the country’s economy.