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Nadia Calviño

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Nadia Calviño
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Minister of Economy and Enterprise of Spain
Assumed office
7 June 2018
Monarch Felipe VI
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez
Preceded by Román Escolano
Director-General for Budget of the European Commission
In office
Preceded by Hervé Jouanjean
Succeeded by Silvano Presa (acting)
Personal details
Born (1968-10-03) October 3, 1968 (age 50)
La Coruña, Spain
Alma mater Complutense University of Madrid
National University of Distance Education
Occupation Economist, State economist and academic

Nadia Calviño Santamaría (born 3 October 1968), is a Spanish State economist, academic and civil servant of the European institutions. From 2014 to 2018, she was Director-General for Budget (DG BUDG) of the European Commission[1] and, since 7 June 2018, Minister of Economy and Enterprise of Spain in the Sánchez government[2]


Origins and work in the Spanish Ministry of Economy

Born in La Coruña in 1968, Calviño is the daughter of José María Calviño, former director general of the Radio Televisión Española. She graduated in Economics (1991) from the Complutense University of Madrid and in Law (2001) from the UNED.[3] She is a member of the Senior Corps of State Economists and Trade Advisors. In the Spanish administration, she served as general director of the National Competition Commission.

Career in the European Union

After more than a decade working in the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Calviño moved to the European Commission in 2006. There she held the posts of Deputy Director-General attached to the Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP) and Deputy Director-General in the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG MARKT), as well as Deputy Director-General in the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union.

From 2014 to 2018, Calviño served as Director-General for Budget, under the leadership of European Commissioner Günther Oettinger.[4] She has also worked as a professor at the Complutense University.

Minister of Economy and Enterprise of Spain

Calviño was chosen by Pedro Sánchez to be part of his new government, following the motion of censure that the PSOE presented against the previous government of Mariano Rajoy (PP) and that was approved by the Congress of Deputies on 1 June 2018. Thus, on 7 June she took office as Minister of Economy and Enterprise before the King at Palace of Zarzuela [5][6].

Other activities

European Union organizations

International organizations

Personal life

Calviño is mother to four children. Among her hobbies are 1950s cinema and cooking. She speaks Spanish, English, French and German.