European University Institute State of the Union
Speakers -  State of the Union


Pedro Passos Coelho

Pedro Passos Coelho is the Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic and Leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). He holds a degree in Economics from the Lusíada University. In 1991 he held the position of Deputy Leader and Spokesman for the SDP and served as a Councillor on Amadora City Council (1997-2001). In the past decade he has held senior management positions in companies dealing with energy and the environment whilst lecturing and serving as Chairman of the Vila Real Municipal Assembly. In 2008 he founded the Strategic Reflection Platform Construir ideias.