Mayor Moedas: “Together we can change Lisbon. Can I count on you?”

Carlos Moedas has officially taken over the role as the new mayor of Lisbon.

Mayor Moedas declared: “I want Lisbon to be more present in European and global debates, in the areas of energetic transition, sustainable mobility and science and innovation”. He also thanked his predecessor Fernando Medina for a peaceful transition.

The first priorities of the new mayor of Lisbon are involving people in decision-making, bringing in free transport passes for the city’s young and elderly and creating an access to health plan for all residents over the age of 65.

Mayor of Lisbon Carlos Moedas stated via social media: “Lisbon has to be a home that everyone feels is theirs. Those born here and those who come to live here. Those who live in Lisbon and those who work here. The oldest and the youngest. The traditional city and the global city. This is a project constructed with everyone, and for everyone. Together we can change Lisbon. Can I count on you?”

civil engineer, economist and politician of the Social Democratic Party (PSD).

Prior to becoming mayor of Lisbon, Moedas served as European Commissioner covering the portfolio of Research, Science and Innovation under the leadership of President Jean-Claude Juncker from 2014 – 2019. Between 2011 and 2014 he served as Secretary of State in the XIX Constitutional Government of Portugal.

 

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