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Minister for the Economy and Business

Nadia Calviño Santamaría


  • Economist and legal expert, she was a lecturer in Political Science and the Financial System at the Complutense University of Madrid.

Professional experience

  • Since April 2014 she has been Director-General of Budgets at the European Commission, responsible for multiyear financial planning, the annual budgets, accounting and the regulation of the EU Budget.
  • Previously she held the position of Assistant Director-General for Financial Services and Assistant Director-General at the Directorate-General for Competition at the European Commission.
  • Before joining the European Commission in September 2006, she developed her professional career in the Spanish national administration as a State commercial technician and economist, holding various posts in the Ministry of Economy in the foreign trade, analysis and macro-economic department, economic policy department and defence of competition department.
  • In this last field, she held the posts of Under-Director-General of Legal Affairs, Under-Director-General of Mergers and Director-General of Competition.

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