Elisa Ferreira

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Elisa Ferreira
Elisa Ferreira.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
In office
2004 – 2016
Personal details
Born Elisa Ferreira
(1955-10-17) 17 October 1955 (age 61)
Porto, Portugal
Political party  Portuguese:
Socialist Party (PS)
Party of European Socialists
Alma mater University of Porto

Elisa Maria da Costa Guimarães Ferreira, GCC (born October 17, 1955 in Porto) is a Portuguese politician who served as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Socialist Party; part of the Party of European Socialists between 2004 and 2016.[1]

Political career[edit]

Member of the Portuguese Government, 1995–2002[edit]

Ferreira served as Minister of Environment (1995-1999) and as Minister for Planning (1999-2001) in the government of Prime Minister António Guterres of Portugal.

Member of the European Parliament, 2004–2016[edit]

Ferreira was a Member of the European Parliament from the 2004 European elections until her resignation in 2016. Throughout her time in parliament, she served as a member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. In this capacity, she drafted the committee’s own-initiative report on closer coordination of economic policies, which calls for the European Central Bank (ECB) to be granted powers to monitor “financial stability in the euro-area” and to be involved “in EU-wide macroprudential supervision of systematically important financial institutions.”[2] She was also in charge of the parliament’s report on the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure in 2011[3] and led the parliament’s work on the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) in 2013.[4]

From 2004 to 2014, Ferreira was a member of the parliament’s delegation to the ACP–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. In 2015, she joined the Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect.

In 2012, Ferreira was part of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) expert “alternative troika” sent to Greece to assess what measures can be taken to spur job growth.[5]

In addition to her committee assignments, Ferreira was a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Long Term Investment and Reindustrialisation.[6]

Banco de Portugal, 2016–present[edit]

In June 2016, Ferreira resigned from the European Parliament when she was nominated by the Government of Portugal to join the Board of Directors of the Banco de Portugal.[7] She was replaced by Manuel António dos Santos.

Other activities[edit]

  • National Statistical Institute (INE), Member of the Administrative Board (1989-1992)
  • Associação Industrial Portuense, Executive Vice-President (1992-1994)
  • Comissão de Coordenação da Região Norte, Vice-President (1988-1992)


  1. ^ "Your MEPs : Elisa Ferreria". Europa. European Parliament. Retrieved 2 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Zoe Casey (February 11, 2009), MEPs want economic policy co-ordinated European Voice.
  3. ^ Ian Wishart (April 13, 2011), MEPs to back tougher rules on economic regulation European Voice.
  4. ^ Nicholas Hirst (December 17, 2013), MEPs take a strong line on bank fund European Voice.
  5. ^ The shadow troika European Voice, February 15, 2012.
  6. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on Long Term Investment and Reindustrialisation.
  7. ^ Diogo Cavaleiro (June 16, 2016), Governo oficializa nomeação de Elisa Ferreira e Máximo dos Santos no Banco de Portugal Jornal de Negócios.

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