• Maria João
  • Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
  • Vice-Chair
  • Portugal Partido Socialista
  • Date of birth: 25 September 1955, Lisboa


  • EMPL Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • D-CN Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China


  • ECON Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • D-IN Delegation for relations with India

Most recent activities

Preparation of the European Council meeting of 28 and 29 June 2018 (debate)

12-06-2018 P8_CRE-PROV(2018)06-12(2)

The Economic and Monetary Union package (debate)

12-06-2018 P8_CRE-PROV(2018)06-12(3)

Order of business

11-06-2018 P8_CRE-PROV(2018)06-11(13)
  • EU countries adopted a general position on 3 essential files for #SocialPillar implementation: #WorkLifeBalance, Transparent&Predicable working conditions & coordination of social security systems. Important step but we regret the low level of ambition of some member states📺👇
    22/06/2018 19:39 - twitter
  • RT @FEPS_Europe: FEPS review meeting on Foreign Affairs is taking place in Brussels. High level experts are discussing one of the priorities of our organisation: the multipolar world order, the EU and the multilateral system
    22/06/2018 19:33 - twitter
  • RT @COFACE_EU: What is left of the ambitious proposal for an EU #WorkLifeBalance Directive? Find it out here: #IwantWorkLifeBalance
    22/06/2018 11:36 - twitter
  • RT @TheProgressives: In the aftermath of yesterday`s long meeting of the #Eurogroup and its historical agreement on #Greece, we actively participated in the early morning discussions on the next steps for the #EMU reform at the @PES_PSE ECOFIN Minister Meeting.
    22/06/2018 10:45 - twitter
  • Great to be in Luxembourg discussing the fundamental social dimension of the #Eurozone w/@nicolasschmit2 @VDombrovskis @LaszloAndorEU @VisentiniLuca @etuc_ces @DelorsInstitute @peeters_kris1 @lucasguttenberg @seb_maillard @agnesbq1 among others
    20/06/2018 20:47 - twitter
  • France and Germany made a small but important step for the #Eurozone. I welcome their commitment to establish a Eurozone budget within the EU framework to promote competitiveness, convergence and stabilisation. But still vague on the details, e.g. the size and how to be financed
    20/06/2018 16:23 - twitter



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