State Secretary for the European Union

​Juan González-Barba Pera was appointed as State Secretary for the European Union at the Council of Ministers held on 4 February 2020.

He joined the Diplomatic Corps in 1991 and was posted to embassies in South Africa, Greece and Israel, where he worked as the Deputy Head, and at the Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels. He was Ambassador to Sudan, South Sudan and Eritrea, with its headquarters in Khartoum.

At the central headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he has held the following posts: Assistant Director-General for External Cultural Action; as advisor to the Chief of Staff to the Secretary-General for the EU; as Director-General for the Maghreb, Mediterranean and Near East; as Spanish representative to the International Syria Support Group, and as advisor to the Analysis and Forecasts Office.

Prior to his appointment, he was Spanish Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey and non-resident Ambassador to Georgia and Azerbaijan.
 
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  • 26 Jan @SpainMFA * RT @AranchaGlezLaya: Congratulations @ABlinken on your confirmation as Secretary of State @StateDept. We look forward to working with you…
  • 26 Jan @SpainMFA * RT @AranchaGlezLaya: Wishing @DrSJaishankar and the people of #India a #HappyRepublicDay2021 and looking forward to keep strengthening the…
  • 26 Jan @SpainMFA * ✈️🇬🇧 The Council of Ministers has approved a third extension of the agreement that limits direct flights and passen… https://t.co/O7xfktCxxt
  • 26 Jan @SpainMFA * 🎶 Today, @SpainMFA and @SefaradIsrael, in collaboration with the #Holocaust and the @UN Outreach Programme, organiz… https://t.co/Thal6nY5oH
  • 26 Jan @SpainMFA * 🗣️ Tomorrow, State Secretary for @GlobalSpain @manuelmunizv will discuss #Spain’s road to economic recovery after t… https://t.co/q7IW8mVBea
  • 26 Jan @SpainMFA * .@CooperacionESP held yesterday the 1st Round-table on #Business and #Cooperation in #DigitalEducation to boost the… https://t.co/PJsiQ1QmFF
  • 25 Jan @SpainMFA * RT @EUCouncilTVNews: Arrival and doorstep statement by @AranchaGlezLaya #ES at the #FAC taking place on 25 January 2021. On the agenda item…
  • 25 Jan @SpainMFA * RT @wef: Pedro Sánchez, the Spanish Prime Minister, discusses Spain's ambition to decarbonise the economy during the "Advancing a New Socia…
  • 25 Jan @SpainMFA * L’objectif de la #diplomatie préventive est d’éviter l'apparition et propagation des conflits internationaux. Axe… https://t.co/QwpzhFHQbb
  • 25 Jan @SpainMFA * RT @AranchaGlezLaya: Je souhaite mon ami le Ministre des Affaires Etrangères de la #Tunisie @OJerandi un prompt rétablissement du #covid19…
  • 25 Jan @SpainMFA * The aim of preventive #diplomacy is to avert the emergence and spread of international conflicts. A basic pillar o… https://t.co/drnzNtBV2u
  • 24 Jan @SpainMFA * #Spain follows the situation in #Russia with concern and deeply regrets the excessive use of force and the arrests… https://t.co/i6yewrTyFE
  • 24 Jan @SpainMFA * Today is #EducationDay! 🏫🎓 Maite Sanz, a French teacher, reflects as part of our #ParaMíEspañaEs campaign on the p… https://t.co/zrMs1VQmuB
  • 23 Jan @SpainMFA * RT @manuelmunizv: #TechDiolomacy Congratulations to @HochschildF and to the @UN for this very important step 👇👇👇 @SpainMFA @GlobalSpain
  • 22 Jan @SpainMFA * The State Secretary for the #EU, Juan González-Barba, made a working visit to the #CanaryIslands to address current… https://t.co/CT0fRZEwZa

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