Name: Francisco José Pereira de Assis Miranda

Location: Portugal

Occupation: Member of the European Parliament

Fields of Expertise: domestic policies, European affairs, human rights and international relations

Francisco José Pereira de Assis Miranda is a Portuguese politician and a member of the European Parliament (MEP) elected by the Socialist Party (Partido Socialista) since 2014. He was also a member of the Party of European Socialists, from 2004 to 2009. Francisco Assis was also Mayor of Amarante, Member of the Portuguese Assembly of the Republic during several terms and Parliamentary leader of the Socialist Party, twice.

After taking his duties at the European Parliament he has become a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Human Rights. He has also been the Chairman of the Parliament’s delegation for relations with Mercosur.

Assis is also a political commentator for TV programs SIC Notícias and TVI 24.