Alexander Nuno Alvaro

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Alexander Nuno Alvaro
Member of the European Parliament
Incumbent
Assumed office
2004
Personal details
Born (1975-05-26) 26 May 1975 (age 40)
Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Northrhine-Westphalia
Nationality  Germany
Political party Free Democratic Party of Germany
Alma mater University of Mannheim
Profession Lawyer
Website www.alexander-alvaro.de

Alexander Nuno Alvaro (born 26 May 1975) is a German politician and was a Member of the European Parliament with the Free Democratic Party of Germany, which is part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. During his first mandate he worked in the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs; he was a substitute for the Committee on Legal Affairs, a member of the delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council and a substitute for the delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand.

During his second mandate, he became Vice-President of the Committee on Budgets, member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, of the Special committee on the policy challenges and budgetary resources for a sustainable European Union after 2013, and of the Delegation for relations with Iran and Spokesman of the ALDE group for Home Affairs.

Alvaro was also involved in many European dossiers and campaigns, initiating the Oneseat campaign (Oneseat.eu) with Swedish Minister for European affairs and ex-MEP Cecilia Malmstrom, dealing with the American Government on the Swift International EU-US Treaty, and defending civil liberties on legislative projects such as ACTA.

On 22 February 2013, Alvaro was involved in a car crash in which the vehicle Alvaro was driving struck another car. Alvaro was badly injured and his companion in the vehicle was killed. Alvaro spent time in a coma, was hospitalised for several months and returned to Parliament in September. In November, German media reported that Alvaro tested positive for cocaine at the time of the crash. Alvaro subsequently resigned his seat in the European Parliament.

He was a board member of EU40 www.eu40.eu, the associations of MEPs and EU officials under the age of 40, aiming at enhancing trans-partisan generation-based EU policies.

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Career[edit]

  • 2002–2005: Deputy Federal Chairman of the Young Liberals
  • since 2003: Member of the Federal Executive of the FDP

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