José Ignacio Salafranca (English)
José Ignacio SALAFRANCA
Vice President of the Euroamerica Foundation
Personal and academic data:
Born on May 31, 1955 in Madrid.
Degree in Law and Doctorate courses at the Complutense University of Madrid.
Diploma in European Communities from the Diplomatic School of Madrid and the National Institute of Public Administration.
Honorary Doctorate from the Universidad de Las Américas in Chile.
Member of the Economic and Social Committee of the European Union (Member of the Foreign Affairs Section and of the Bureau of the Economic Section).
Vice-President of the Euroamerica Foundation.
Vice-President of the Spanish Section of the Federal Council of the European Movement.
Advisor on international and European issues to the Presidency of the CEOE.
Member of the Global International Advisory Council of CIPPEC.
Member of the European Parliament (1994-2014 / 2017-2019):
Responsibilities exercised in the European Parliament:
President of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EUROLAT).
President of the Monitoring Group on the situation in the Arab Spring countries.
Chairman of the European Parliament Delegations for relations with the countries of Central America, Mexico and Cuba and of the Delegation for relations with the countries of South America and Mercosur.
Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group (Majority Group with 216 Members).
Spokesman of the Majority Group of the House in the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Chairman of the ad hoc Delegations of the European Parliament to Tunisia and Libya.
Member of the Committees on International Trade, Constitutional Affairs, Budgetary Control, Financial Crime and Tax Avoidance and Evasion (Tax3), and of the Temporary Committee for the Investigation of the CIA Secret Flights.
Member of the Delegation for relations with the USA.
Member of the Board of Governors of the European Endowment for Democracy.
Representative of the European Parliament on the Board of the EU Trust Fund for Colombia.
Member of the Democracy Support and Election Coordination Group.
Chairman of the European Parliament Delegation for the Observation of Presidential Elections in Peru (2001), in Colombia (2002), in Afghanistan (2005), El Salvador (2009), Paraguay (2013, 2018) and in Lebanon (2018).
Chief of the European Union Election Observation Mission in Mexico (2006), Lebanon (2005, 2009), Peru (2006 and 2011) and Algeria (2012).
Rapporteur for the EU-MERCOSUR, EU-Mexico, EU-Chile, EU-Colombia, Peru and Central America Agreements.
Representative of the European Parliament at the EU-LAC Summits of Heads of State and Government, Ministerial Conferences in San José (Costa Rica), Rio Group and Ibero-American Summits of Heads of State and Government.
European External Action Service (2015-2017):
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Argentine Republic.
European Commission (1986-1994):
Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Abel Matutes in the three Delors Commissions, since the accession of Spain to the E.U. (Credits and Investments, SMEs and Financial Engineering).
Deputy Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Abel Matutes (External Relations, Transport and Energy).
Deputy Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Marcelino Oreja (Transport and Energy).
President of the Spanish Committee for the Pan-European Union.
Vice-President of the Spanish Federal Council of the European Movement.
Trustee of the Euro-America Foundation.
Member of the Advisory Council of the UN Development Program (Human Development Report in Latin America 2015).
Member of the Technical Corps of Transport Inspection of the Ministry of Transport, Tourism and Communications of which he was Head of the International Cooperation Service.
Lawyer of the A.D.G. of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
Official of the European Commission and the European External Action Service.
Member of the Board of Trustees of the EU-LAC Foundation.
Professor at the Diplomatic School of Madrid (1985-2009) and of Civil Law at San Pablo CEU University.
Professor of European Communities at the Universities of Paris, Lille, Trieste, Menéndez Pelayo, Complutense, Autónoma and Politécnica de Madrid, the Chambers of Commerce of Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, the Association of Public Prosecutors of the Kingdom, etc.
Author of several books, articles and conferences.
Grand Collar of the Order of Merit (of the Latin American Parliament); Grand Cross of the Order of Merit for Distinguished Services of Peru; Medal of the Congress of Peru; Grand Cross of the Order “To the Merit of the Diplomatic Service of Peru José Gregorio Paz Soldán”; Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of Chile; Grand Cross of the Order Antonio José de Irisarri of Guatemala; Grand Cross of the Order Francisco de Miranda of Venezuela; Grand Cross of the Order of Morazán of the Central American Parliament; Grand Cross of the Order of the Quetzal of Guatemala; Grand Officer of the Order of the Andean Merit of the Andean Parliament; Grand Officer of the Order of Bernardo O’Higgins of Chile; Grand Officer of the Order of the Central American Merit of the Central American Parliament; Grand Officer of the Order of S. Carlos of Colombia; Grand Officer of the Order of the Order of the Order of the Andean Merit of Colombia; Grand Officer of the Order of the Andean Merit of the Andean Parliament. Carlos of Colombia; Grand Officer of the Order of the Five Volcanoes of Guatemala; Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of Ecuador; Grand Officer of the Order of the Battle of San Jacinto of Nicaragua; Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of Colombia; Commander of the Order of Merit of Colombia; Commander of the Order of the Sun of Peru; Commander of the Order of Merit of Ecuador; Officer of the Order of May of Argentina; of the Order of the Aztec Eagle of Mexico; Order of the Cedar of Lebanon; Presidential Order of Excellence of Georgia; Decoration of the National Order of Merit, D. José Falcón, of Paraguay. José Falcón of Paraguay.