Fausto de Sousa Correia (October 29, 1951 â€“ 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 RepÃºblica.
Government of Portugal
As a member of the Portuguese Government headed by Prime-Minister AntÃ³nio Guterres, in the early 2000s Correia played a major part in the establishment of the Loja do CidadÃ£o (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.
He was elected as a candidate of the Socialist Party to the European Parliament in the European Parliament elections.
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. Category:1951 births Category:2007 deaths Category:MEPs for Portugal 2004â€“2009 Category:Socialist Party (Portugal) MEPs Category:Socialist Party (Portugal) politicians Category:Members of the Assembly of the Republic (Portugal) Category:People from Coimbra Category:University of Coimbra alumni