José Manuel García-Margallo
Person - García-Margallo, José Manuel (1944-)

García-Margallo, José Manuel (1944-)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Madrid (España)  1944-08-13 - existente actualmente


Spanish politician and Tax Inspector. He completed his undergraduate studies with the Jesuits, at the San Ignacio de Loyola Ikastetxea school in San Sebastián. He continued at the University of Deusto, where he studied Law and Economics. In 1968 he succeeded in obtaining, through public examinations, the post of fiscal‑technical inspector in Castellón and Guipúzcoa. In 1973 he obtained the International Tax Program of the Harvard Law School, obtaining the degree of Master of Law from the same university and specializing in Corporate Law and Market Values Regulation. In 1974 José Manuel García‑Margallo was appointed head of the Studies and Programming Service of the Technical General Secretariat of the Ministry of Finance and, in 1982, rapporteur of the Central Economic Administrative Court. As a professor he has taught at the Faculty of Law of San Sebastian. He has also been professor of the Master in European Communities of the Polytechnic University of Madrid and of community taxation in the Business Institute of Madrid. In 2004 he got a PhD in Law from the Miguel Hernández University in Elche with a doctoral thesis entitled Una apuesta por el modelo europeo de bienestar (A commitment to the European welfare model). He began his political career very soon, since he joined the Juventudes Monárquicas Españolas (JUME/Spanish Monarchical Youth) in 1960. Some years later, in the Spanish Transition, he was a founding member of the Fundación de Estudios Independientes (FEDISA/Foundation of Independent Studies), the Partido Popular (PP/People's Party) of José María de Areilza and Pío Cabanillas (1976) and, later, of the Unión de Centro Democrático (UCD/Union of Democratic Centre) (1977). Elected deputy in the Constituent Cortes of 1977, he was appointed Director‑General of Community Development of the Ministry of Culture, a position he held between 1977 and 1979. He was re‑elected as a deputy in this year's elections and he was appointed chairman of the Committee on Petitions, and in 1981, Secretary‑General of the Grupo Parlamentario Centrista (Centrist Parliamentary Group) and secretary of Training of UCD. In 1986 he was elected deputy in Valencia for Coalición Popular (Popular Coalition), being appointed secretary of Relaciones Internacionales de la Democracia Cristiana (International Relations of the Christian Democracy) (formerly PDP). In 1989 and 1993, he repeated as deputy for Valencia, this time for the PP, becoming spokesman for Economy and Finance and being elected member of the European Parliament in the 1994-1999 parliamentary terms. There, he became vice president of the Delegación para América Central y México (Delegation for Central America and Mexico) and president of the Intergrupo de Servicios Financieros (Financial Services Intergroup). Once again, he was re‑elected deputy in the 1999 elections and he held the positions of vice president of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and the Delegation for Central America and Mexico. After the 2004 elections, he was vice president of the European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and president of the Delegation for relations with the Andean Community. On 22 December 2011 he was appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Government of Spain until 4 November 2016, although since 22 December 2015 he was an acting minister.

Cortes Constituyentes, 1977-1979

Date of the event: 1977-07-13 - 1979-01-02





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Profession (carried on by):

Inspectores de Hacienda

(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Cabinet officers between 2011 and 2016 Obs.:  Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores y Cooperación


Melilla (España) between 1977 and 1982 Obs.:  Diputado en el Congreso

Valencia (provincia) between 1986 and 1994 Obs.:  Diputado en el Congreso

Alicante (provincia) in 2016 Obs.:  Diputado en el Congreso

Bruselas (Bélgica) between 1994 and 2011 Obs.:  Diputado en el Parlamento Europeo

Estrasburgo (Bajo Rin, Francia) between 1994 and 2011 Obs.:  Diputado en el Parlamento Europeo

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Madrid (España) in 1944-08-13


Menéndez, Manuel Ángel. Fontes, Ignacio. Quién es quién: sus señorías los diputados : atlas de la democracia parlamentaria española. Manuel Ángel Menéndez Gijón, Ignacio Fontes. Tres Cantos (Madrid): Foca. 931 p.. 84-95440-25-3.

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