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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
1991-1994 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