BARCELONA, May 14. (IRIN) -
Economist and Carles Gasòliba exeurodiputado has been named president of the Center for International Studies Studies in Barcelona (CIDOB) instead of Narcis Serra, has been reported in a statement.
He has named the board of the foundation of this 'think tank', which has renewed its membership to provide input to outstanding members of the Catalan civil society.
Thus, the trustees is composed of six people - Gasòliba, Serra, Salvador Alemany, Joaquim Boixareu, Josep Ribera and Javier Solana as president of honor - as well as six institutions - Generalitat, Barcelona City, Barcelona Provincial Council, Area Metropolitan Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence - and five universities - UB, UAB, UPF, UPC, UOC -.
Carles Gasòliba (Barcelona 1945) From 1982 to 2004 he was secretary-general of the Patronat Català Pro Europa under the presidency of Jordi Pujol. From 1986 to 2004 he was a Euro MP for CiU in the Liberal Group of the European Parliament, and was spokesman for same in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. In 2004 he was elected CiU Senator for Barcelona, and was also Chairman of the Senate Committee for the Economy and Treasury. During the same period he was an MP in the European Council. He has been a member of European Parliament delegations to Japan, South America, Mexico and Central America.
At present he is Chairman of AXIS. Consultoría Europea, SL; Senior Advisor to RJ Consultoría de Empresas, and Special Advisor to FIPRA International of London. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of EUCOMED (Medical Devices Association) in Brussels. He is Chairman of the Spanish Committee of the European League for Economic Cooperation (LECE) and of its Mediterranean Committee in Brussels. He is a board member of the Fundació Cercle d’Economia.