Party affiliation: Socialist Party
Municipal government. Member, Portuguese parliament, since 1979, Sec.of State. Member of the European Parliament, since 1986.
Chairman, Social Affairs, Employment and Working Environment Committee, 1986-1989. Member, Regional Policy and Regional Planning Committee, since 1989. Substitute, Budgets Committee.
Substitute, Budgetary Control Committee. Member, ASEAN and Republic of Korea Delegation. Economist.