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Joaquín Almunia

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Joaquín Almunia
European Commissioner for Competition
In office
9 February 2010 – 1 November 2014
PresidentJosé Manuel Barroso
Preceded byNeelie Kroes
Succeeded byMargrethe Vestager
European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs
In office
24 April 2004 – 9 February 2010
Served with Siim Kallas
PresidentRomano Prodi
José Manuel Barroso
Preceded byPedro Solbes
Succeeded byOlli Rehn
Leader of the Opposition
In office
14 May 1999 – 1 July 2000
Prime MinisterJosé María Aznar
Preceded byJosep Borrell
Succeeded byJosé Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
In office
22 June 1997 – 24 April 1998
Prime MinisterJosé María Aznar
Preceded byFelipe González
Succeeded byJosep Borrell
Minister of Public Administrations
In office
26 July 1986 – 12 March 1991
Prime MinisterFelipe González
Preceded byFélix Pons Irazazábal
Succeeded byJuan Manuel Eguiagaray
Minister of Labor and Nacional Health Service
In office
1 December 1982 – 26 July 1986
Prime MinisterFelipe González
Preceded bySantiago Rodríguez Miranda
Succeeded byManuel Chaves González
Personal details
Joaquín Almunia Amann

(1948-06-17) 17 June 1948 (age 76)
Bilbao, Spain
Political partySocialist Workers' Party
Alma materUniversity of Deusto
Practical School for Advanced Studies
Harvard University

Joaquín Almunia Amann (born 17 June 1948) is a Spanish politician. He was President of the European Commissioner for Competition (2009–2014).[1]

From 1997 to 2000, he was the leader of the opposition as secretary general of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party.


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  1. "Barroso names new EU commission team". Euronews. 27 November 2009. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2009.