'''Antonio Masip Hidalgo''' (born on [[3 May]] [[1946]] in [[Oviedo]])
is a [[Politics of Spain|Spanish]] [[politician]] and
[[Member of the European Parliament]] with the [[Partido Socialista Obrero Español]],
part of the [[Party of European Socialists|Socialist Group]] and sits on
the [[European Parliament]]'s [[Committee on Legal Affairs]].

He is a substitute for the [[Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs]],
a member of the Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council and a
substitute for the Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community.
==Education==
* 1971: [[Graduate]] in [[law]]

==Career==
* since 1972: Practising lawyer
* 1997-2003: Secretary-General of the [[PSOE]] in [[Oviedo]]
* 2000-2004: Member of the PSOE Federal Committee
* 1983-1991: [[Mayor]] of [[Oviedo]]
* 1982-1983: Minister for [[Culture]] and [[Sport]] in the Regional Government of Asturias
* 1983: Chairman of the Institute of Asturian Studies
* Vice-President of the Prince of Asturias Foundation
* 1982-1987: Member of the Asturian Regional Parliament
* Author of several books (including 'Oviedo al fondo', 'Desde mi ventana', 'De Oviedo a Salinas por el Eo' and 'La sirenita y otros coletazos') and other works (including 'Indalecio Prieto y Oviedo', 'Apunte para un estudio de la Guerra Civil en Asturias', 'La última reunión del Consejo Soberano de Asturias y León', 'La autodeterminación del Sáhara Occidental', 'Alegaciones al Estatuto de Autonomía de Asturias', 'Asturias en las ediciones de 'Voyage au bout de la nuit' de Céline' and 'El pintor Luis Fernández')

''See also:'' [[European Parliament election, 2004 (Spain)]]
==External links==
* {{MEP website|www.antoniomasipeuropa.blogspot.com| of Antonio Masip Hidalgo:}}
* {{EP MEP info/6th term|28338|of Antonio Masip Hidalgo}}
* {{Declaration of financial interests of the 6th term|28338_05-07-2004.PDF|es}}

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