A top aide to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Tuesday reforms in key areas such as labor, taxes and social security will be back on the nation’s political agenda in the 2016 congressional session. Presidential Chief-of-Staff Jaques Wagner told reporters the chief executive will meet with members of her economic team next Monday to outline a reform agenda for 2016. He said social security reform would top the list. Newly appointed Finance Minister Nelson Barbosa, on Monday, confirmed government moves toward tightening up on social security pay-outs, including the setting of a minimum retirement age. Wagner said top officials will also discuss measures to simplify Brazil’s tax code, liberalize negotiations between labor unions and employers and reduce red tape for businesses.
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