Do You Know This Man?
Curriculum vitae of Mr Javier SOLANA MADARIAGA
- Born in Madrid on 14 July 1942.
- Married to Concepción Giménez - two children.
- Doctorate in physics - Fulbright scholar at several American universities.
- Professor of solid-state physics at Madrid Complutense University - author of over
thirty publications in the field.
- Member of the Spanish Chapter of the Club of Rome.
- Joined the Spanish Socialist Party in 1964.
- Member of Parliament since 1977.
- Spanish Cabinet Minister from 1982 to 1995 without interruption:
- December 1982 - July 1988: Minister for Culture; simultaneously acted as Government
Spokesman from July 1985 to July 1988.
- July 1988 - July 1992: Minister for Education and Science.
- July 1992 - December 1995: Minister for Foreign Affairs.
- December 1995 - October 1999: Secretary-General of NATO.
- Since 18 October 1999: Secretary General of the Council of the European Union/High
representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy.
- Since 25 November 1999: Secretary General of WEU.