Camilo Nogueira Román

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Camilo Nogueira
Camilo Nogueira 2012.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
In office
20 July 1999 – 19 July 2004
Personal details
Born Camilo Nogueira Román
(1936-11-22) November 22, 1936 (age 80)
Lavadores, Galicia, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Political party Galician Nationalist Bloc
Profession Economist, Engineer

Camilo Nogueira Román (born 22 November 1936) is a Spanish politician. He was a Member of the European Parliament between 1999 and 2004. The political organization he represented, the Galician nationalist BNG, was part of the Democratic Party of the Peoples of Europe - European Free Alliance, DPPE-EFA, which took part in the European Federation of Green Parties/European Free Alliance.

Nogueira finished his studies in Industrial Engineering (1964) and then graduated in economics (1975). We worked as an engineer for Citroën in Vigo between 1964 and 1972. After that he became the "Projects and Development Director" of the Society for the Industrial Development of Galicia (SODIGA) between 1973 and 1987. Yet, Nogueira has always been actively involved in politics.

As a politician, he was a member of the executive board of UPG/ANPG (1970-1977) (Union of the Galician People), and member of the executive board of the PSG-EG (1977-1996) (Galician Socialist Party). He was the leader of Unidade Galega (Galician Unity), a political party which eventually integrated in the BNG (Galician Nationalist Bloc) coalition. He was a member of the executive board of BNG from 1996 to 1999.

At present he is member of the municipal council of his natal city of Vigo and Deputy in the Galician Parliament representing the BNG.

Nogueira is author of a number of publications on economics and politics in connection with the "Galician Question" (issues related to or having to do with Galicia).

In the European Parliament, Camilo Nogueira developed an intense activity. His posts while he was a member of the European Parliament were:

  • Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism, Member
  • Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Substitute
  • Committee on Fisheries, Substitute
  • Delegation for relations with the United States, Member

Yet, Nogueira made it to the headlines when, following the example of José Posada, made his oral and written communications in Galician at the European chamber and this was accepted as a variety of Portuguese[1][2]. Since then he has been considered a reintegrationist and was offered honorary membership of the AGAL (Galician Association of the Language), which he accepted.