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Member of the European Commission

Abel Juan Matutes, Spanish government official. Recipient silver medal for services to tourism, 1968, medal Order of Constitutional Merit, gold medal Confederation Business Associations Balearic Islands, 1991, decorations from Colombia, Philippines, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Brazil. Member Academy Economics and Finance Science.


MATUTES, Abel was born on October 31, 1941 in Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain. Parents: Antonio Matutes and Carmen Juan.


Degree in law and economics, University Barcelona.


Former entrepreneur in tourism and property, Ibiza. Professor economics and finance University Barcelona, Spain. Mayor Government of Ibiza and Balearic Islands, 1970-1971.

Vice president tourism development Ibiza and Formentera. Associated Press senator Spanish Parliament, 1977-1982, member petitions committee, committees on finance, industry, commerce, and tourism, Associated Press member Balearic Islands, 1982-1985, member standing committee, committee finance, economic committee and budget committee. Commissioner in charge of credit and investment, finance engineering and small and middle size industries European Economic Community, 1986-1988, commissioner in charge of Mediterranean policy, North-South relations, and relations with Latin American and Asia, 1988-1992, commissioner in charge of transport, energy, and Euratom Supply Agency, 1993-1995.

Minister foreign affairs Government of Spain, since 1996.


partido Popular (PP, People's Party)


Member Academy Economics and Finance Science.

  • Academy Econs. and Fin. Sci.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, sailing.


Spouse Nieves Prats; children: one son, three daughter

Antonio Matutes

Carmen Matutes

Nieves Prats