Joaquín Almunia

Former Visiting Fellow at St Edmund’s and former Vice President of the European Commission

A former Visiting Fellow at St Edmund’s, Joaquín Almunia is one of Spain’s most experienced politicians on the international scene, especially in relation to the European Union. He was the EC Vice President and European Commissioner for Competition from 2010 to 2014, and prior to that was the European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs from 2004 to 2010.  Nowadays, having left his positions in the European Union, Almunia devotes his time to research and thought at various think tanks and through other platforms, such as lectures, books and articles for different media. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science.