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Joaquin ALMUNIA European Commissioner for Competition and Vice-President, European Commission, Brussels


 Graduated in Law (1965-1972) and Economics (1965-1971) at the University of Deusto, Bilbao
1970-1971 Follow-up studies at L École Pratique des Hautes Études de Paris
1991 "Senior managers in Government" program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
1991-1994 Associate Lecturer on Employment and Social Security Law at the University of Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
Director of the research program on "Equality and redistribution of income" at the Fundación Argentaria
1979-2004 Member of the Spanish Parliament
1982-1986 Minister of Employment and Social Security
1986-1991 Minister of Public Administration
1994-1997 Spokesperson of the Socialist Parliamentary Group
1997-2000 Leader of the PSOE
2000 Elections: Socialist candidate for Prime Minister
2002 Founder and Director of the progressive think tank "Laboratorio de Alternativas"
since 2004 Member of the European Commission
2004-2010 Commissioner for economic and monetary affairs
since 2010 Commissioner for competition


Member, Federal Committee of the PSOE - Partido Socialista Obrero Español