José Manuel García-Margallo

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation / Spain

He is Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain. Degree in Law (1965); Master of Laws (Harvard, 1972) and Doctor of Law from the Miguel Hernández University (Alicante, 2002). Financial Inspector (1968). He worked as Director General for Community Development of the Ministry of Culture and as Congressman (1977-1979). He was also Chairman of the Petitions Committee of the Congress of Deputies (1979-1982) and was Economy and Taxation Spokesman (1986-1994) and MEP (since 1994). He was Deputy Chairman of the Subcommittee on Monetary Affairs (1994-2004) and Deputy Chairman of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (1994-2004). He was awarded the Grand Cross for Civil Merit (1982) and the Order of Constitutional Merit (1983). [Spain]

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