Josep Borrell Fontelles


Josep Borrell Fontelles, Chair on European Economic Integration, at the Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales, Madrid University.

Director of the Summer Course Quo Vadis Europa?,
Universidad Internacional Menendez y Pelayo, Santander

Member of the Board of the Notre Europe Jacques Delors Foundation

Academic training and activities

  • Aeronautical Engineering by Universidad Politecnica of Madrid (1969)
  • Master on Energy Economics by the French Petroleum Institute (1972)
  • Master on Applied Mathematics by Stanford University (1975)
  • PhD in Economic by Universidad Complutense of Madrid (1976)
  • Professor of Economic Analysis at the Complutense University of Madrid. Chair holder since 1981,currently retired

Political activities in Spain

  • Spanish Secretary of State for Finance (1984-1991). Spanish Minister for Public Works, Transport, Environment, Housing and Telecommunications (1991-1996).
  • Member of the Spanish Parliament by the constituency of Barcelona 1986-2003

European activities

  • President of the European Affairs Committee of the Spanish Parliament (1999 – 2004).
  • Member of the European Convention (2002 – 2003).
  • President of the European Parliament (July 2004-January 2007).
  • President of the Development Committee of the European Parliament (February2007-June 2009).
  • President of the Euro Mediterranean (Euromed) Parliamentary Assembly (2006).
  • Founder and first co–President of the EuroLatinAmerican (Eurolat) Parliamentary Assembly (2006).
  • President of the Florence European University Institute (EUI) (January 2010-June 2012).

Last Publications

El euro, una moneda sin gobierno ante la crisis.
  En “El euro, los 10 primeros años”
  Cuadernos Europeos de Deusto 2009

The future role of the European Parliament
  En “The Delphic Oracle on Europe”
  Oxford University Press 2011

La crisis del euro, de Atenas a Madrid
  (con Andreu Missé)
  Editorial Turpial 2012

El gobierno económico europeo
  En “No es economía, es ideología”
  Editorial Planeta-Deusto 2012

De la crisis del euro a la crisis de Europa
  En Letra Internacional número 116, 2013

A progressive visión for Europe, a view fron Spain
  En “Shaping a different Europe, contributions to a critical debate”
  Editorial Dietz. Fundación Ebert 2014

About the democratic governance of the euro
  En “The future of Europe”
  Editorial Rowman and Littlefield 2014

Las cuentas y los cuentos de la independencia
  (con Joan Llorach)
  Editorial La Catarata 2015