Cristina Narbona

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Cristina Narbona, born 29 July 1951, is a Spanish Socialist Workers' Party politician. Since 18 April 2004 until April 2008, she was the Minister of Environment in the government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. She is a trustee of the Fundacion IDEAS, Spain's Socialist Party's think tank.


Narbona was born in Madrid. At the age of 12 she emigrated to Rome with her parents, where she obtained a doctorate in economics before returning to Spain in 1975.[1] Subsequently she taught at the University of Seville and served in the regional government of Andalucia.[2] In 1993 she joined the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE).[1] She served in the local government of Madrid in several capacities. She has represented Madrid in the Spanish Congress since 2000.

Since 1998, she has been in a relationship with the European politician Josep Borrell.[1]

Political views[edit]

In a 2002 interview with Telemadrid, Narbona argued that the price of housing in Spain was excessive and out of reach of young people, and called for more government aid in the housing sector.[3]

Narbona is an opponent of nuclear power and supports the gradual closure of nuclear plants in Spain. She has also supported the implementation of the Kyoto Protocols in Spain.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Cristina Narbona, El Mundo (in Spanish)
  2. ^ a b Biography of Cristina Narbona at (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Interview with Cristina Narbona, Telemadrid, 2002 (in Spanish)

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