The measure, which is already being applied in some countries and defended by some deputies, has, in Portugal, been ruled out by some of the Portuguese government leaders. Given this scenario, the Government will resort to dialogue and negotiation or other social obligations.

According to Público, António Costa wants to find a solution that avoids increasing the tax burden on companies, even those with extraordinary profits.

There are companies whose business has benefited due to the increase in prices," the head of government admitted, stressing, however, that "for some of them, we must take into account" that there are already taxes.