Former MEP
Country: Spain
  • BRU:
    ASP 11E130 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845601
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849601
  • STR:
    LOW T06071 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175601
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179601
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Vice-Chair - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
  • Member - Partido Popular
  • Member - Constitutional Affairs
  • Member - Japan
  • Substitute - Foreign Affairs
  • Substitute - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo
  • Vice-Chair - Political Strategy
  • Vice-Chair - EPP Bureau
  • Vice-Chair - EIN
  • Member - EPP Heads of National Delegation

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1951. San Sebastián. Agronomist Engineer. Regional Minister for Tourism at the pre-autonomous Basque Government, 1980. Delegate of the Government of the Basque Country, 1982. Party leader and Spokesman of  ‘Coalición Popular’ in the Basque Parliament, 1984-1986. Member of  National Parliament for the PP in the  I, IV, VI, VII and VIII Terms. Member of the National Executive Committee of the Partido Popular, 1989. Partido Popular's Candidate for the Presidency to the Basque Country, 1990-1994. Leader and spokesman of this party in the Basque Parliament throughout this period. Deputy secretary general, PP, 1996- 2002. Minister of Internal Affairs, 1996-2001. PP's Candidate for the Presidency to the Basque Country 2001-2004. Deputy Secretary-General and Honorary President of the PP in the Basque Country. First Vice-President of the EPP Group and Head of the Spanish Delegation in the EP. President of EIN;Member of the Robert Schuman Foundation; MEP since 2004.



Senior man sitting with his daughter and grandson
08.12.2014 - 18:06

EPP Group stands up for family values in New York

MEP György Hölvényi, representing the EPP Group, took part at the ‘Strengthening the Family for Sustainable Development’ conference organized by the Political Network for Values in New York on 5th December. At the...
Northern Nicosia
14.10.2013 - 17:30

Interreligious Dialogue: peace-building in the Mediterranean

The EPP Group will discuss in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 17 and 18 October 2013 the role of religions in the peace-building and conflict resolution in the Mediterranean Region. The location of Cyprus, in a politically sensitive and volatile geographic area...

Press releases

27.06.2013 - 19:00

EIN: Transatlantic perspectives to meet European challenges

More than 200 participants gathered today in Porto for the 13th annual Summer University of the European Ideas Network (EIN) to debate global and concrete solutions to current European issues and...



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