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Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament


Portugal - Partido Socialista (Portugal)

Date of birth : , Moçambique

Curriculum vitae Maria-Manuel LEITÃO-MARQUES

Original version : PT

Curriculum vitae   (The MEP is solely responsible for the information published)

Updated: 23/01/2020

Education (qualifications and diplomas)

  • 1975 : Degree in law. Law Faculty, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • 1990 : Doctorate in economics. Economics Faculty, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • 2002 : Postdoctoral qualification in economics.

Professional career

  • 2003-... : Professor, University of Coimbra Faculty of Economics and Permanent Researcher, University of Coimbra Centre for Social Studies

Political career

Offices held in a national parliament

  • 2015-2019 : Member of Parliament, Portugal

Offices held in a national government

  • 2015-2019 : Minister of the Presidency and of Administrative Modernisation, Portugal
  • 2007-2011 : Secretary of State for Administrative Modernisation, Portugal

Offices held in the EU institutions

  • 2013-2014 : Member of the High-Level Group on Administrative Burdens (European Commission)
  • 2002 : European Commission expert tasked with drafting a report on higher education in Angola and Mozambique under the ACP-EU cooperation programme in higher education

Other activities

  • 2013-2014 : Consultant for the project ‘Evaluation of services of the one‑stop shop (BAÚ) in Mozambique, with subsequent elaboration of proposals for modernisation’, supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • 2013 : Consultant for the project ‘Brazil-EU Exchange on Participatory Democracy’ (CESO PT/Ministry of Planning BR). Author, ‘Study of European practices in public service user satisfaction research’.
  • 2005-2007 : Chair, Administrative Modernisation Coordination Unit
  • 1998-2002 : Chair, Portuguese Trade Observatory, Ministry of Economy, Portugal
  • Author and co-author of various books and articles on public regulation, competition law and public services


  • 2000 Commander of the Order of Public Instruction, awarded by the President of Portugal, Dr Jorge Sampaio