He was a member of Odemiraâ€™s Municipal Assembly (1982-1985).
EPP/ED group coordinator at the Human Rights Subcommittee in the European Parliament (since 2004).
Member and Chairman of Sintraâ€™s Municipal Assembly (since 2002).
Legal adviser to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (since 1991).
Member of the Higher Council for Social Policy of the Ministry of Social Affairs (1988â€“1990).
Member of the Portuguese Parliament (1976â€“1983 and 1999).
Adviser and assistant to the Ministry of Education (1987â€“1991).
Secretary of State in the Deputy Prime Minister's Office (1980 and 1981â€“1983).
He is a member of the National Board of the CDS party (1975â€“1983) and the CDS-PP (1998-2003). Member of the CDS-PPâ€™s National Board Executive Committee (since 2004). Vice-Chairman of the CDSâ€™ parliamentary group for 1981 and CDS spokesman 1976â€“1983.
He founded Juventude Centrista in 1974. He worked as a legal expert and counsellor (1976â€“1999). He worked in television, being a member (1988â€“1990), and Chairman (1990â€“1991), of the inspection board of RTP (Portuguese Radio and Television). Between 1991 and 1999, he held a number of managerial posts at TVI television. He was vice-chairman of Sport Lisboa e Benfica for 1997â€“1998. He is a contributor to various newspapers. Category:1957 births Category:Living people Category:People from Lisbon Category:Members of the Assembly of the Republic (Portugal) Category:MEPs for Portugal 2004â€“2009 Category:MEPs for Portugal 1999â€“2004