Jaume Duch Guillot

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Jaume Duch Guillot, born 4 February 1962 in Barcelona (Spain), is the spokesperson of the European Parliament[1] a position he held first ad interim (since July 2006) and permanently since July 2008.

Function[edit]

As the spokesperson of the European Parliament Duch Guillot responds to media inquiries, namely by the accredited Brussels based correspondents, on matters relating to the European Parliament as an institution. In this capacity he regularly chairs press briefings on the activities of Parliament’s plenary meetings and supports the Parliament’s President in his relations with the media at different occasions.

Duch Guillot is also Director of the Media Directorate within the Directorate-General for Communication of the Parliament's administration, including the press service, the web communication unit, the audiovisual service and Parliament’s web TV, EuroparlTV [2]

Biographical Information[edit]

Before becoming spokesperson and Director, Duch Guillot was head of the press room unit (1999–2006) and press adviser with the private office of the then President of the European Parliament José Maria Gil-Robles (1997–1999).

He started his career within the Parliament administration as an official in 1990, prior to which he was an assistant to a Member of the European Parliament (1987–1989) from a Catalan party and associate professor for international public law and European law at the University of Barcelona (1986–1990). He holds a Master in law from the University of Barcelona.[3]

Duch Guillot speaks Spanish, Catalan, English, French and Italian. He is married with three children and lives in Brussels.[4] He has published various articles on matters related to the EU and communication.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ EP website press service last retrieved on 7 May 2010
  2. ^ EP website - General Secretariat section
  3. ^ Jaume Duch Spanish Profile from a Conference website of the Basque regional government, last retrieved on 6 November 2008
  4. ^ El Pais.com Jaume Duch, el 'webmaster' de Europa