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Political Memory: Miguel PORTAS, MEP

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General Data

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Functions in European Parliament

  • Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis (Vice-Chair)
  • Committee on Budgets (Member)
  • Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union (Member)
  • Delegation for relations with Iraq (Member)
  • Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (Substitute)
  • Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries (Substitute)
  • Delegation for relations with Iran (Substitute)

Curriculum Vitae

  • Graduate in economics (Higher Institute of Economics and Management, Lisbon, 1986)
  • Cultural organiser for Ourique municipal council (1984)
  • Editor of the cultural magazine 'Contraste' (1986)
  • Socio-cultural organiser in the Algarve (interior area) and trainer of development agents (1987)
  • Journalist on the weekly 'Expresso' (1988 and 1992/1994, as international editor for its magazine section)
  • Counsellor to the Mayor of Lisbon on cultural and planning issues (1990-1991)
  • Editor of the weekly 'Já' (1995)
  • Reporter for the magazine 'Vida Mundial' (1998-1999)
  • Author of TV documentary 'Mar das Índias' (2000) and of a documentary on the Mediterranean
  • Author of a book of essays, 'E o resto é paisagem' ('The rest is scenery', 2002)
  • Member of the Union of Communist Students, 1973
  • Member of its Central Committee (1974)
  • Left the Communist Party and co-founded the Left Platform (1989)
  • In 1994, founded a new organisation, 'Política XXI': this was one of the organisations that formed the basis of the Bloco de Esquerda (Left Bloc)
  • Co-founder of Left Bloc (1999), and, since its foundation, member of its permanent executive
  • In the above capacity, headed the list for the 1999 elections to the European Parliament, obtaining 1.74% of the votes
  • In 2004, elected with 5.1%





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10/09/2010 Written Declaration 12/2010 (ACTA)

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