Borrell Fontelles, Josep

Borrell Fontelles, Josep

Alto Representante de la Unión para Asuntos Exteriores y Política de Seguridad

Vice-Presidente de la Comisión Europea


Participaciones en Foro de Foros

X Encuentro Intergeneracional La Granja 2024



University qualifications
• Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Madrid (1964-1969)
• Master’s degree in Oil Industry Economics and Technology, Institut Français du Pétrole in Paris (1971-1972)
• Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics (Operations Research), Stanford University, California (1974-1975)
• Degree (1967-1972) and doctorate (1976) in Economics, Complutense University of Madrid

Academic, political and professional activities
• 1972-1980. Engineer at the Spanish oil company CEPSA
• 1972-1982. Professor at the School of Economics of Complutense University of Madrid
• 1982. Obtained the Chair in Foundations of Economic Analysis at the Complutense University of Madrid
• 1979-1982. Candidate in the first democratic municipal elections. City Councillor for Majadahonda and Counsellor of the Treasury of the provincial government of Madrid
• 1982-1984. Secretary-General for Budgets and Public Expenditure, Ministry of the Treasury
• 1984-1991. Secretary of State for the Treasury
• 1991-1996. Minister of Public Works, Transport, Telecommunications, and the Environment, over the course of two administrations
• 1998. Elected candidate for the Presidency of the Government in the first primaries held in the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE)
• 1986-2003. Member of Parliament for the constituency of Barcelona
• 1999-2003. Chair of the Joint Congress-Senate Committee for the European Union
• 2001-2003. Representative of the Spanish Parliament in the European Convention. Member of the External Action and Economic Governance working groups
• 2004. Head of the electoral list of the PSOE in the 2004 European elections
• 2004-2007. President of the European Parliament
• 2007-2009. President of the European Parliament’s Committee on Development
• 2009-2016. Member of the Board of Directors of Abengoa, a renewable energy company, and Chairman of its International Advisory Committee
• 2010-2012. President of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence
• 2013-2016. Jean Monnet Chair, Institute for International Studies, Complutense University of Madrid
• 2018-2019. Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation of the Government of Spain
• 2019. Head of the electoral list of the PSOE in the European elections