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Pedro Silva Pereira

Manuel Pedro Cunha da Silva Pereira (15 August 1962), better known as Pedro Silva Pereira, is a Portuguese politician, lawyer and legal expert. He has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2014.

Pedro Silva Pereira
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Silva Pereira in 2015
Second Vice President of the European Parliament
Assumed office
3 July 2019
PresidentDavid Sassoli
Preceded byBogusław Liberadzki
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Parliamentary groupS&D
9th Minister of the Presidency
In office
12 March 2005 – 21 June 2011
Prime MinisterJosé Sócrates
Preceded byNuno Morais Sarmento
Succeeded byLuís Marques Guedes
Secretary of State of Spacial Planning and Nature Conservation
In office
28 October 1999 – 6 April 2002
Prime MinisterAntónio Guterres
Member of the Assembly of the Republic
In office
Parliamentary groupSocialist Party
ConstituencyVila Real

Early life and educationEdit

Silva Pereira holds a master's degree in Law from the University of Lisbon.

Political careerEdit

Career in national politicsEdit

Silva Pereira has been a member of the Socialist Party since 2000. In his home country, he was member of the Portuguese Parliament from 2002 to 2014, Secretary of State of Spatial Planning and Nature Conservation from 1999 to 2002 in António Guterre's second cabinet, and Minister of the Presidency from 2005 to 2011 in José Sócrates' cabinets.[1]

Member of the European Parliament, 2014–presentEdit

Silva Pereira first became a Member of the European Parliament in the 2014 elections. He has since been serving on the Committee on Constitutional Affairs. In 2016, he also joined the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Between 2014 and 2016, he was briefly a member of the Committee on Development.

Since the 2019 elections, Silva Pereira has been serving as one of the Parliament’s Vice-Presidents; in this capacity, she is part of the Parliament’s leadership under President David Sassoli.[2]

In addition to his committee assignments, Silva Pereira has been part of the Parliament’s delegation for relations with Japan since 2014.

Political positionsEdit

Together with Danuta Hübner, Silva Pereira drafted a 2018 report in which they called on the European Parliament to hold 46 of the 73 seats which will be lost after Brexit in reserve for possible new class of MEPs representing pan-European constitutencies and for countries that might join the EU in the future; their proposal was later rejected by a parliamentary majority.[3]


  1. ^ Sampaio, Gustavo (2019-07-03). "Pedro Silva Pereira: "Alma gémea" de José Sócrates chega à vice-presidência do Parlamento Europeu" [Pedro Silva Pereira: José Sócrates' “soul mate” reaches European Parliament's Vice-Presidency]. Jornal Económico (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 2019-07-04. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  2. ^ The new European Parliament Vice-Presidents European Parliament, press release of July 3, 2019.
  3. ^ Maïa de La Baume (February 7, 2018), Parliament votes down plan for pan-European MEPs Politico Europe.

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