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Canning House, in association with the Sociedad Civil Catalana, is delighted to welcome Josep Borrell. Mr. Borrell is a Catalan-born Spanish politician and former President of the European Parliament (2004-07). In his long political career in Spain, Mr. Borrell held several offices and roles, including State Secretary for Finance, Minister for Public Works and Transport, Minority Leader for the Spanish Workers’ Socialist Party and Member of the Spanish Parliament and of the European Parliament. He also has a distinguished academic career, having been president of the European Union Institute and holding since 2013 the Jean Monnet Chair at the Complutense University of Madrid. Mr. Borrell has spoken publicly against the nationalist movement and the divisions it causes in Catalan society.