Country: Portugal
  • BRU:
    ASP 08E130 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845263
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849263
  • STR:
    LOW T09019 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175263
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179263
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Vice-Chair - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - EPP Group Bureau
  • Chair - EIN, Future of Europe
  • Vice-Chair - ACP
  • Member - Partido Social Democrata
  • Member - EPP Group Heads of National Delegation
  • Member - Constitutional Affairs
  • Substitute - Foreign Affairs
  • Substitute - Russia
  • Substitute - Mashreq
  • Substitute - Union for the Mediterranean

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1968. Porto, Bragança, Vila Real. Graduate in Law, Catholic University of Porto (1991). Master in Legal and Political Sciences, University of Coimbra (1993-94). Currently preparing a Doctorate thesis on Constitutional Law. Research studies at the European Institute of Florence and at the Universities of Bologna, Genoa and Freiburg. Deputy State Secretary to the Minister for Justice (July 2004 -March 2005). Chairman of the PSD Parliamentary Group in the Portuguese Parliament. Member of the Directive Board of the Commercial Association of Porto. Published Books: Repensar o Poder Judicial, Porto (2001); Reserva de Jurisdição; Sentido Dogmático e Sentido Jurisprudencial, Porto (1997); Concertação, Programação e Direito do Ambiente, Coimbra (1994); Guerras Surdas - Crónicas da Tensão Política, Coimbra (2005); O estado do Estado, Lisboa (2009); Uma Democracia sustentável (2010). Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group. MEP since 2009.



European Flag
03.05.2017 - 09:16

Seminário EIN Sobre o Futuro da Europa

Maior rede mundial de think-thanks e fundações ligadas a partidos de centro direita (European Ideas Network) reúne no Porto académicos e especialistas internacionais para debater as consequências da eleiç...
Alojz Peterle MEP, Paulo Rangel MEP, Danuta Maria Hübner MEP, Valéry Giscard D'Estaing
11.11.2016 - 11:34

EU 2030: rethinking our common priorities

Europe is going through a difficult period and it does not take much to understand that political realities could look very different very soon. While it is impossible to predict whether and how the direction of the most ambitious political and...
Pin in Map
01.07.2016 - 12:15

Brexit: Shakespeare in London

In keeping with the traditional Shakespearean tragedy, David Cameron and Boris Johnson are the flawed protagonists placed in a stressful situation that ends fatally. Politics and personal power It would be totally unrealistic to think that...


Press releases

EIN Riga
22.05.2018 - 09:24

Lech Wałęsa to receive merit award from EIN in Riga

The annual gathering of the European Ideas Network (EIN) will take place in Riga, Latvia, from 23 to 25 May with European politicians, academics, policy-makers and opinion-shapers debating the most...
EU puzzle
21.03.2018 - 12:30

Align European semester with national budget cycles

In order to better coordinate economic policies, the European Semester should be aligned with the budgetary calendars of national parliaments, say MEPs in a Report aimed at increasing national...
Flooded house in flood waters
23.11.2017 - 15:09

Better response to and prevention of natural disasters

Today, the European Commission presented its ideas to reinforce Europe's ability to deal with natural disasters. ‘rescEU’ is an EU civil protection response reserve of civil...



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