Paulo Casaca

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Paulo Casaca (born 2 July 1957, Lisbon) is a Portuguese politician and was a Member of the European Parliament for Portugal's Socialist Party (Partido Socialista); part of the Party of European Socialists till 2009.

He is currently running for the presidency of the city council of Ponta Delgada in the Azores.

He is a regular contributor to the regional and national press on economic and political subjects and author of many books and shorter publications.


  • 1980: Graduate in economics
  • 1987: master's degree in economics
  • 1980-1987 and 1990-1991: Teaching assistant at the University of the Azores
  • 1987-1990: teaching assistant at the Lisbon Institute of Accountancy and Administration
  • 1995-1996: visiting professor at the Technical University of Lisbon, teaching the common agricultural policy postgraduate syllabus module
  • 1991: Coordinator of the Research Unit of the PS/Azores branch and 1993-1995 at national level
  • 1991-1992: Member of the Azores Regional Assembly.
  • 1992-1994: Member of the Assembly of the Republic
  • 1989-1990, 1992, 1994-1995: Economic adviser to the PS parliamentary party
  • 1995-1996: Head of the private office of the Minister for Planning and Territorial Administration
  • 1996-1999: Specialist adviser to the Portuguese Permanent Representation to the European Union

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