Nuno Melo
Nuno Melo

João Nuno de Lacerda Teixeira de Melo (Vila Nova de Famalicão, Joane, 18 March 1966), commonly known as Nuno Melo, is a Portuguese lawyer, conservative politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP)[1] representing the Democratic and Social Centre – People's Party (CDS-PP).

Career

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.[1][2]

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).[3]

Ahead of the 2014 European elections, the PSD named Melo second of their list, following Paulo Rangel.[4] From 2016 until 2017, he was part of the Parliament's Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA) that investigated the Panama Papers revelations and tax avoidance schemes more broadly.

References

  1. ^ a b European Parliament, Nuno Melo, accessed 21 October 2013
  2. ^ noticias.pt.msn.com, 14 February 2013, Camarate: Nuno Melo recomenda audição de quem autorizou venda de armas ao Irão Archived 2013-10-21 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Toby Vogel (April 15, 2014), It’s goodbye from… European Voice.
  4. ^ Dave Keating (February 24, 2014), More Parliament candidates announced European Voice.