• Vital
  • Portugal
  • Date of birth: 8 November 1944, Anadia

Political groups

  • 14.07.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties

  • 14.07.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Partido Socialista (Portugal)


  • 16.07.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Committee on International Trade
  • 25.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Committee on International Trade


  • 16.07.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Conference of Committee Chairs
  • 16.09.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 16.09.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament
  • 08.10.2009 / 10.11.2009 : Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis
  • 19.01.2012 / 24.01.2012 : Committee on International Trade
  • 25.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Conference of Committee Chairs


  • 16.07.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • 19.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs

Parliamentary activities in plenary – 7th parliamentary term

Speeches in plenary


Greenhouse gas emission trading (international aviation emissions) (A7-0079/2014 - Peter Liese)

03-04-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)04-03(9.22)

European single market for electronic communications (A7-0190/2014 - Pilar del Castillo Vera)

03-04-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)04-03(9.25)

European business centres in Asia (debate)

13-03-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)03-13(6)

Reports - as rapporteur


Reports - as shadow rapporteur


REPORT on improving the practical arrangements for the holding of the European elections in 2014

12-06-2013 A7-0219/2013

REPORT on the amendment of Rules 87a and 88 of Parliament’s Rules of Procedure

27-03-2012 A7-0072/2012

Opinions - as rapporteur


OPINION on the implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon with respect to the European Parliament

21-01-2014 INTA_AD(2014)521695

OPINION on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation concerning cooperation on the application of their competition laws

17-12-2013 INTA_AD(2013)521671

OPINION Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers

01-06-2010 INTA_AD(2010)441017

OPINION Policy Coherence for Development for Development and the 'Official Development Assistance plus concept' (ODA +)

02-03-2010 INTA_AD(2010)438145

OPINION Opinion on the second revision of the Partnership Agreement ACP-EC (the "Cotonou Agreement")

07-12-2009 INTA_AD(2009)430404

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur


OPINION on the review of the European Neighbourhood Policy

25-10-2011 AFCO_AD(2011)472292

OPINION on better legislation, subsidiarity and proportionality and smart regulation

16-06-2011 AFCO_AD(2011)462857

Motions for resolutions


Motion for a resolution on the state of play of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement

11-04-2014 B7-0367/2014

Motion for a resolution on EU trade relations with the Euromed countries

07-01-2014 B7-0003/2014

Motion for a resolution on the EU-China negotiations for a bilateral investment agreement

01-10-2013 B7-0436/2013

Motion for a resolution on EU-Taiwan trade relations

01-10-2013 B7-0435/2013

Motion for a resolution on the increase in Norwegian duties on agricultural products

26-06-2013 B7-0327/2013

Motion for a resolution on the opening of negotiations on a plurilateral agreement on services

26-06-2013 B7-0314/2013

Parliamentary questions


Imports of laogai-made goods into the European Union

12-02-2014 O-000034/2014 Commission

Retaliation measures against wine exported to the People's Republic of China from the EU

23-01-2014 O-000017/2014 Commission

European business centres in Asia

08-01-2014 O-000005/2014 Commission

GSP+ monitoring mechanism and GSP+ scorecards

28-11-2013 O-000133/2013 Commission

Imports of laogai-made goods into the European Union

17-10-2013 O-000120/2013 Commission

EU - Taiwan trade relations

19-09-2013 O-000093/2013 Commission

Declarations (7th parliamentary term)

Declaration of financial interests

Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties