Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party
Local government; Member, Portuguese parliament, since 1985. Member, Parliamentary Assembly Council of Europe, since 1988. Member of the European Parliament, since 1989.
Member, Development and Cooperation Committee, since 1989. Substitute, Budgets Committee, since 1989. Substitute, Youth, Culture, Education, Media and Sport Committee, since 1989.
Member, ACP-EC Joint Assembly, since 1989.