Conversations at the Fundación
With Antonio San José

Marcelino Oreja

26 January 2018
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The Spanish lawyer, diplomat and politician Marcelino Oreja (Madrid, 1935), 1st Marquis of Oreja, served as Foreign Minister in Adolfo Suárez’s UCD government (1976-1980), a government delegate in the Basque Country (1980-1982), Secretary General of the Council of Europe (1984) and a member of parliament for various terms, among other important political posts.

He has taught Foreign Policy at the Escuela Diplomática and lectured in the Jean Monnet Chair of European Community Law at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He took part in writing the first draft of a model for the European Constitution in 1993.

He has been distinguished with the Grand Crosses of Charles III, Isabella the Catholic, Military Merit, Merit of Guardia Civil and Alfonso X the Wise. In 1988 he was named European of the Year by the European Foundation of Science, Art and Culture, and in 2017 received the Charles V Award from the Academia Europea de Yuste, awarded to individuals whose efforts and dedication have contributed to the process of unification of the European Community.

To conclude, Antonio San José will ask Marcelino Oreja to come up with three proposals that, in his opinion, may help to improve society. The conversation will be accompanied by the projection of videos and images relating to our guest’s career.

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