Guilherme Pinto, President of the Efus

Guilherme Pinto passed away on 8 January 2017, few days after having stepping down from his positions as Mayor of Matosinhos and President of Efus due to health problems.

Erich Marks, Efus’ Vice President, will be President of Efus ad interim until the next elections during the General Assembly on 18-19 May 2017.  

guilherme_pintoMayor of Matosinhos (Portugal), Guilherme Pinto was elected President of Efus at the General Assembly on 11 May 2010.

Formerly a lawyer, he has been a member of the National Assembly, Vice-President of the City Hall of Matosinhos, member of the European Sustainable Cities and Towns Campaign representing the ACR+ Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and Sustainable Resource Management; a secondary school teacher; Municipal Deputy; and a member of the Socialist Party Studies Cabinet.

Honorary Presidents

2007-2010: Juan Alberto Belloch Julbe, Mayor of Saragossa (Spain)

2003-2007: Freddy Thielemans, Mayor of Brussels (Belgium)

2000-2003: Giuliano Barbolini, Mayor of Modena (Italy)

1998-2000: Leona Detiege, Mayor of Antwerp (Belgium)

1996-1998: Martine Aubry, Mayor of Lille (France)

1987-1996: Gilbert Bonnemaison, founder of Efus and former Mayor of Epinay-sur Seine (France) †

“Migration not a security threat” Interview with Guilherme Pinto, Efus President

Guilherme Pinto for Times of Malta (09/03/2012) Read the article here

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