Brazilian authorities used public money to participate in a forum in Lisbon

At least 25 Brazilian authorities used public funds to participate in the IX Legal Forum in Lisbon, at the Faculty of Law, between 15 and 17 November, reported the Brazilian press this Monday.

According to the Folha de São Paulo newspaper, spending on plane tickets, daily rates and insurance exceeds 500,000 reais (about 80,000 euros) for executive ministers, judges of the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU), presidents of regulatory agencies, parliamentarians and their spouses, elements of the Public Ministry, as well as advisers and other public officials.

An official Armed Forces plane was also used by five deputies and their spouses, including the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Arthur Lira.

The Brazilian newspaper reported that the Brazilian Air Force did not want to report how much the flight cost.

Some of the authorities who traveled using public resources from Brazil participated in the event as speakers, others attended and accompanied politicians. A part also took advantage of the trip to Europe to fulfill an agenda in other countries.

The event brought together dozens of Brazilian authorities in Lisbon and was organized by the Brasiliense Institute of Public Law (IDP), which has judge Gilmar Mendes of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) as a partner, in addition to the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and the Foundation Getulio Vargas (FGV).

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