Fausto Correia

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Fausto de Sousa Correia (October 29, 1951 – 9 October 2007) was a Portuguese politician, deputy of the Portuguese Parliament, and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Socialist Party; part of the Party of European Socialists.


Born and raised in Coimbra, Fausto Correia earned a degree in law from the University of Coimbra. In his early years, Correia was journalist at the newspaper República.

Government of Portugal[edit]

As a member of the Portuguese Government headed by Prime-Minister António Guterres, in the early 2000s Correia played a major part in the establishment of the Loja do Cidadão (The Citizen's Shop), a one-stop-shop intended to improve quality in public services, and aimed to develop a new philosophy of more efficient and modern public service throughout the major cities of Portugal.

European Parliament[edit]

He was elected as a candidate of the Socialist Party to the European Parliament in the European Parliament elections.


He was a former chairman of the Associação Académica de Coimbra - O.A.F. (in 1995), the major football club of Coimbra, and RDP, the state-managed public radio network of Portugal.


He died of a heart attack on 9 October 2007, in Brussels. He had been living and working in Belgium as a member of the European Parliament since 2004.