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Maria João Rodrigues

Maria João Rodrigues is a Member of the European Parliament, former Minister of Employment in Portugal and current First Vice-President of the Socialists & Democrats Group in charge of interface with the other EU institutions and liaison with the Committees of Economic and Social Affairs. She has held different policy roles within the European institutions, particularly as a special advisor to the European Commission. She was also professor of European economic policies in the European Studies Institute – Université Libre de Bruxelles and in the Lisbon University Institute.