Enrique Barón Crespo
|16th President of the European Parliament|
|Preceded by||Charles Henry Plumb|
|Succeeded by||Egon Klepsch|
27 March 1944 |
|Political party||PSOE, PES|
Enrique Barόn Crespo (born 27 March 1944 in Madrid) is a Spanish politician, economist, and lawyer. He is a member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party and sits with the Party of European Socialists group in the European Parliament.
Enrique Barón graduated in law from the University of Madrid and in business at the prestigious ESSEC Business School in Paris, in 1965. As a practising lawyer, he specialised in labour law, and acted for defendants in political cases (1970–1977).
After election to the European Parliament he was President of the European Parliament (1989–1992), and was PES Group chairman from 1999 to 2004. He was Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (1992–1995).
Barόn is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Global Panel Foundation and the Advisory Board of think tank Gold Mercury International, London, UK.
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