Pedro Marques (politician)
Pedro Manuel Dias de Jesus Marques (born 1976) is a Portuguese politician of the Socialist Party (PS) who has been serving as Member of the European Parliament since 2019. He previously served as Minister of Planning and Infrastructure in the government of Prime Minister António Costa since 26 November 2015.
|Member of the European Parliament|
|Assumed office |
1 July 2019
|Minister of Planning and Infrastructure|
26 November 2015 – 18 February 2019
|Prime Minister||António Costa|
|Succeeded by||Nelson de Souza (Planning)|
Pedro Nuno Santos (Planning and Housing)
|Born||1 August 1976|
|Political party||Socialist Party|
|Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats|
From March 2005 to June 2011, Marques served as the Secretary of State for Social Security. In his capacity as Minister of Planning and Infrastructure, he renegotiated Portugal's structural and cohesion funds as part of an multiannual program — called Portugal 2020 — and started discussions on the following period between 2021 and 2027.
In 2019, the PS put Marques at the head of its list for the European elections. In Parliament, he has since been serving on the Committee on Regional Development. In addition to his committee assignments, he is a member of the Parliament’s delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU).