Nuno Melo in 2014
|Member of the European Parliament
Elections: 2009, 2014
14 July 2009
|Member of the Assembly of the Republic
Elections: 1999, 2002, 2005
25 October 1999 – 13 July 2009
|Born||João Nuno Lacerda Teixeira de Melo
18 March 1966
Joane, Vila Nova de Famalicão Portugal
|Political party||CDS - People's Party|
João Nuno Lacerda Teixeira de Melo (born 18 March 1966 in Joane, Portugal), commonly known as Nuno Melo, is a Portuguese lawyer and politician and (since 2009) a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), having headed the list for the Democratic and Social Centre – People's Party (CDS-PP) in the 2009 European elections. He is the vice-president of the CDS-PP.
Member of the Portuguese Parliament, 1999–2009
Melo was a member of the Assembly of the Republic for the 8, 9th and 10th legislative terms, and in 2004 chaired the VIIIth parliamentary enquiry into the 1980 Camarate air crash in which the Portuguese Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence died.
Member of the European Parliament, 2009–present
Melo has been a Member of the European Parliament since the 2009 elections. He first served on the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs before moving to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development in 2014. In addition, he has been a member of the parliament’s delegations to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly and to the Mercosur. During the parliamentary term from 2009 to 2014, Melo ranked second for the number of parliamentary questions asked to the European Commission (1,434).
Ahead of the 2014 European elections, the PSD named Melo second of their list, following Paulo Rangel. In 2016, he joined the Parliament's Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA) that will investigate the Panama Papers revelations and tax avoidance schemes more broadly.
- European Parliament, Nuno Melo, accessed 21 October 2013
- noticias.pt.msn.com, 14 February 2013, Camarate: Nuno Melo recomenda audição de quem autorizou venda de armas ao Irão
- Toby Vogel (April 15, 2014), It’s goodbye from… European Voice.
- Dave Keating (February 24, 2014), More Parliament candidates announced European Voice.
- Official website (Portuguese)
- Personal profile of Nuno Melo in the European Parliament's database of members
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