José Manuel García-Margallo y Marfil

Foreign Minister of Spain

Foreign Minister Mr. José Manuel García-Margallo y Marfil is member of the European Parliament since 1994. Before he became Vice-president of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs in 1999 (until 2004), Mr. García-Margallo held the position of Vice-president of the Subcommittee on Monetary Affairs (1994-1999). He has been a practicing lawyer since 1990, overlapping with his engagement as the spokesperson for the Economy and Finance (1986-1989; 1989-1993; 1993-1994). He also has been President of the Petitions Committee of the Spanish Congress (1979-1982) and Member of Congress (1977-1979). Mr. García-Margallo joined the Finance Inspectorate in 1968 and was Director General of Community Development at the Ministry of Culture (1977-1979). He was awarded the 'Gran Cruz del Mérito Civil' (1982) and the 'Orden del Mérito Constitucional' (1983). He holds a Doctorate in Law from the University of Miguel Hernández (Alicante) (2002), a Master of Laws (Harvard, 1972) and a Law Degree (1965).


Official Opening Begin: Wednesday, 27.02.2013 10:00 am