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Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Luis Planas Puchades

​Studies

  • Bachelor's Degree in Law (University of Valencia). Extraordinary Degree Prize

Professional experience

  • General Secretary of the European Economic and Social Committee since 2014.
  • European Commission pre-membership committee of experts (1982).
  • Member of Parliament for Cordoba (1982-1987).
  • Member of European Parliament for Spain (1986-1993).
  • Councillor for Agriculture and Fisheries of the Regional Government of Andalusia (1993-1994).
  • Councillor for the Presidency of the Regional Government of Andalusia (1994-1996).
  • Director of Cabinet Office of the Vice-President of the European Commission, Manuel Marín, responsible for relations with the Mediterranean, Latin America and Asia (1996-1999).
  • Director of Cabinet Office of the European Commissioner Pedro Solbes, with responsibility for economic and monetary affairs (1999-2004).
  • Spanish Ambassador to Morocco (2004-2010).
  • Spanish Ambassador to the European Union (2010-2011).
  • Councillor for Agriculture, Fisheries and the Environment of the Regional Government of Andalusia (2012-2013).

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