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Mr Pedro CEGONHO (Portugal, SOC)

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Assembleia da República
PT - 1249-068 - Lisboa cedex

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2024 , 2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020


In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 27/01/2020

In the Assembly

  • since 20/06/2022 Representative - Portugal
  • from 27/01/2020 to 19/06/2022 Substitute - Portugal

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (since 23/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 23/01/2023)
  • Full Member: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (since 20/06/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize (since 26/01/2023)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Children (since 24/01/2023)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the European Social Charter (from 23/06/2022 to 22/01/2023)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Public Health and Sustainable Development (from 23/06/2022 to 22/01/2023)
  • Alternate of Ms Edite ESTRELA (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 27/01/2020 to 19/06/2022)


Last speeches

13/10/2023 | 11:41:24 Thank you, Madam President, for the floor. First, I want to congratulate the rapporteurs for this work and for the draft resolutions and recommendations presented. Let me propose to look for a different perspective: how local authorities can also promote healthy lifestyles and prevent addictive behaviours in children through education, awareness, and community action. To illustrate the role of local and regional authorities in prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, which are... 23/06/2023 | 12:27:30 Thank you, Madam speaker, Dear colleagues, This report is critical as the digital divide and the inequalities it creates currently affects millions of people around Europe. Addressing the gap between those who have access to, and use information and communication technologies, and those who do not, is key to securing a fairer and more equitable society. Concrete actions can and should be taken, such as: a) Expanding infrastructure to cover all areas and improving connectivity speed to enable... 20/06/2023 | 19:03:21 Thank you, Mister President. Fisrt of all, I want to congratulate our rapporteur, Ms Selin SAYEK BÖKE, for this report and for the draft resolution presented. The Covid-19 pandemic was a wake-up call to the entire world about the importance of co-ordination and co-operation, prevention, readiness, and global response in public health. Nevertheless, by the end of 2022, Covid-19 vaccines delivered by the global vaccine access initiative, COVAX, helped avert 2.7 million deaths across 92 lower... 27/04/2023 | 19:21:01 Thank you, Madam Chair. First, I want to congratulate our rapporteur for presenting us this report. It is very important that the Parliamentary Assembly consider the multilateral rules-based system supported by the World Trade Organization as the fairest, most inclusive and most balanced mechanism on a global scale. We must not forget history. The WTO's creation on 1 January 1995 marked the biggest reform of international trade since the end of the Second World War. Over the past 20 years... 25/04/2023 | 18:00:03 Thank you, Madam Chair, for the floor, Portugal explicitly set out in the constitution that international law or international human rights law of which the convention is part are above domestic law. In Article 16, about scope and meaning of fundamental rights, the Portuguese constitution says: “The fundamental rights in the Constitution do not exclude any others contained in the applicable laws and rules of international law”. And after that: “Constitutional and legal precepts relating to...