Nuno Melo in 2014
|Member of the European Parliament|
Elections: 2009, 2014, 2019
14 July 2009
|Member of the Assembly of the Republic|
Elections: 1999, 2002, 2005
25 October 1999 - 13 July 2009
João Nuno Lacerda Teixeira de Melo
18 March 1966
|Political party||CDS - People's Party|
João Nuno Lacerda Teixeira de Melo (born 18 March 1966 in Porto, Portugal), commonly known as Nuno Melo, is a Portuguese lawyer and politician and (since 2009) a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), having headed the list for the Democratic and Social Centre - People's Party (CDS-PP) in the 2009 European elections. He is the vice-president of the CDS-PP.
Melo was a member of the Assembly of the Republic for the 8, 9th and 10th legislative terms, and in 2004 chaired the VIIIth parliamentary enquiry into the 1980 Camarate air crash in which the Portuguese Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence died.
Melo has been a Member of the European Parliament since the 2009 elections. He first served on the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs before moving to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development in 2014. In addition, he has been a member of the parliament's delegations to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly and to the Mercosur. During the parliamentary term from 2009 to 2014, Melo ranked second for the number of parliamentary questions asked to the European Commission (1,434).
Ahead of the 2014 European elections, the PSD named Melo second of their list, following Paulo Rangel. From 2016 until 2017, he was part of the Parliament's Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA) that investigated the Panama Papers revelations and tax avoidance schemes more broadly.