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(Ana) Gomes

Ana Gomes (1954) is a member of the European Parliament since 20 July 2004 as an independent member, and is aligned with the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. Gomes is elected on behalf of Portugal.


Personal data


Place and date of birth
Lisboa, 9 February 1954



National political party
Partido Socialista

European Parliamentary Group
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats


Main functions and occupations

Main functions and occupations
  • Diplomatic adviser to the Portuguese President, from 1982 until 1986
  • posted to the Permanent Mission to the UN and International Organisations, Geneva, from 1986 until 1989
  • Counsellor at the Embassy in Tokyo, from 1989 until 1991
  • Political counsellor at the Embassy in London, from 1991 until 1994
  • member of the Portuguese delegation to the Middle East peace process during Portugal's EU presidency, from January 1992 until 31 December 1992
  • member of the Special Political Affairs Office (East Timor dossier Timor) of the Foreign Ministry, from 1994 until 1995
  • head of office of the Secretary for European Affairs, from 1995 until 1996
  • member of Portugal's Permanent Mission to the UN in New York - coordination of the Portuguese delegation to the Security Council, from 1997 until 1998
  • head of Section of Interests and, later, Ambassador of Portugal to Jakarta, from 1999 until 2003
  • member European Parliament, from 20 July 2004


Party political functions

  • Member of the National Executive and Political Executive of the PS (Socialist Party), from 2002
  • member of the PS National Secretariat and Secretary for International Relations, from 2003 until 2004
  • Member of the Portuguese branch of Amnesty International



Academic education
  • Graduate in law (University of Lisbon), 1979
  • diploma in Community law (INA), 1981
  • diploma from the 'Institut International des Droits de l'Homme' (Strasbourg), 1989




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This biography has been updated until July  1, 2019.