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Borrell, Josep Fontelles

Born: 1947 AD
Currently alive, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: Spanish
Categories: Politician


1947 - He was born in La Pobla de Segur (Lleida) on 24th of April. European politician.

         - He obtained his degree in Aeronautical Engineering in Madrid's Universidad Politécnica.

1969 - He obtained a Doctorate degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid.

         - He completed his university studies with Masters Degree in Operative Research at Stanford University and Economy of Energy at the French Petrology Institute in Paris.

1975 - Worked in Madrid as an engineer for the state petroleum company.

1979 - He began his political career when he was elected as a member of Madrid's regional government and given responsibilities in the area of Fiscal policy.

1982 - Borrell was elected General Secretary of Budget and Public Spending within Spain's Finance Ministry.

1984 - He was appointed State Secretary of Finances.

1991 - Borrell was appointed Minister of State Construction, Transport and Environment.

1999 - He stood down as official candidate of the Presidency of the PSOE party because of a tax fraude case involving two of his ex-colleagues in the Finance Ministry.

         - Borrell was elected Chairman of the Mixed Commission of Congress-Senate for the European Union.

2000 - He was re-elected to occupy the same post.

2002-2004 - He was elected representative of the Spanish Parliament in the European Convention to debate the future of the European Union.

         - Served as President of the European Parliament.

         - Josep Borrell is the official candidate for the PSOE Party in the European elections

2007 - He is chair of the Committee on Development as of January.

         - He is a Chair Professor of the Economics Faculty in the Complutense University of Madrid.


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