Former President of the European Parliament
  • Born in Madrid, 1944. He speaks seven European languages.
  • Former President of the European Parliament (1989-92), President the Socialist and Democrats in the EP (1999-2004), Member of the European Parliament (1986-2008),Former Chairman to the
  • Foreign Affairs Committee and to the International Trade Committee of the EP
  • Former Minister of the Spanish Government which adhered to the EC (1982-85)
  • Former Member of the Spanish National Parliament( 1977-87), Father of the Spanish Constitution
  • Chair Jean Monnet “ad honorem”, visiting Professor in Universities all over the World
  • Lawyer and Economist. P.H.D. in Law and Economics ( Universidad Complutense, ICADE – Madrid ) & Diplômé Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC)
  • Human Rights Lawyer under Franco’s Dictatorship
  • Author. Most recent books: “Europe at the dawn of the millennium” ;” Europa, Pasión y Razón; a handbook on “The Treaty of Lisbon & Charter of Fundamental Rights” (published in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish and Rumanian); “Más Europa Unida, ¡Unida!”, “Memoirs” and “La Era del federalismo”.
  • Former President of the “Former Members Association of the European Parliament”, President of Honour of the “International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation”, Former Vice-President of the Istituto Internazionale per l’Opera e la Poesia di Verona-UNESCO, member of the Fundación Dalí and of the Board of Trustees of Friends of Europe and Notre Europe.
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We are witnessing the consolidation of the EU as a shared civil society, based on the single currency and a European citizenship
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