Member of the European Parliament (MEP)
Born on February 9, 1954 in Lisbon
Ana Gomes is a Portuguese politician, who suspended her career as a diplomat to enter party politics in 2003. In 2004, she was elected as a Member of the European Parliament (Portuguese Socialist Party member of the European Socialist Party) and was reelected in 2009 and 2014. She has been a career diplomat since 1980 and served in the Portuguese Missions at the UN in New York and Geneva, and in the Embassies in Tokyo and London. Between 1999 and 2003, she was Head of Mission and Ambassador in Jakarta, where she played an important role both in the process leading up to the independence of East Timor and in the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Portugal and Indonesia.
In the European Parliament, her main areas of activity are: human rights, security and defence, international relations, migration, taxation and financial crimes.