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Document 32011D0683

Council Implementing Decision of 11 October 2011 amending Implementing Decision 2011/344/EU on granting Union financial assistance to Portugal

OJ L 269, 14.10.2011, p. 32–32 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force




Official Journal of the European Union

L 269/32


of 11 October 2011

amending Implementing Decision 2011/344/EU on granting Union financial assistance to Portugal



Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EU) No 407/2010 of 11 May 2010 establishing a European financial stabilisation mechanism (1), and in particular Article 3(2) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,



Upon a request by Portugal, the Council granted financial assistance to it (Implementing Decision 2011/344/EU (2)) in support of a strong economic and financial reform programme aiming at restoring confidence, enabling the return of the economy to sustainable growth, and safeguarding financial stability in Portugal, the euro area and the Union.


An extension of maturities and a reduction in the interest rate margin would be beneficial to secure the programme’s objectives, in line with the conclusions of the Heads of State or Government of the euro area and Union institutions of 21 July 2011 regarding European Financial Stability Facility lending.


In order to enhance liquidity and sustainability objectives, the extension of maturities and the reduction in the interest rate margin should also apply to the tranches that have already been disbursed.


In light of these developments, Implementing Decision 2011/344/EU should be amended,


Article 1

Article 1 of Implementing Decision 2011/344/EU is amended as follows:


paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

‘1.   The Union shall make available to Portugal a loan amounting to a maximum of EUR 26 billion, with a maximum average maturity of 12,5 years. The maturity of individual tranches of the loan may be of up to 30 years.’;


paragraph 5 is replaced by the following:

‘5.   Portugal shall pay the cost of funding of the Union for each tranche.’.

Article 2

Article 1(1), first sentence and Article 1(5) of Implementing Decision 2011/344/EU as amended by this Decision, shall also apply to the tranches of the loan that have been disbursed before the entry into force of this Decision.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Portuguese Republic.

Done at Luxembourg, 11 October 2011.

For the Council

The President


(1)  OJ L 118, 12.5.2010, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 159, 17.6.2011, p. 88.