Luis Planas Puchades (born 20 November 1952) is the Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food since 7 June 2018.
Luis Planas Puchades
|Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food|
|Assumed office |
7 June 2018
Acting: Since 29 April 2019
|Prime Minister||Pedro Sánchez|
|Preceded by||Isabel García Tejerina|
|Member of the European Parliament|
1 January 1987 – 6 June 1993
|Member of the Congress of Deputies|
28 October 1982 – 23 April 1987
|Member of the Senate|
17 April 1996 – 13 June 1996
|Born||20 November 1952|
|Political party||Spanish Socialist Workers' Party|
|Alma mater||University of Valencia|
In 1982 he was elected deputy to the Cortes Generales for Córdoba. While serving he was a member of the Constitutional Commission and the Committee on Foreign Affairs, he served as spokesman for the Socialist Parliamentary Group on European Affairs and member of the Joint Committee of Parliament-European Parliament.
Between 1986 and 1993 he was appointed and later elected as a Member of the European Parliament. He was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Institutional Affairs Committee and member of the Delegation for the relationship with the Congress of the United States.
He served as Vice-president of the Foreign Affairs Committee (1987-1989) and vice-president of the European Socialist Group (1991-1993). In 1993 he was Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries for Andalusia and the following year, Minister of the Presidency of Andalusia and member of the Committee of the Regions of the European Union. At the time he was also Deputy for Cordoba to the Regional Government of Andalusia. In 1996 he was senator to Cortes by designation, but at the end of that same year he returned to Brussels as director of the Cabinet of the vice-president of the European Commission Manuel Marín where he was responsible for relations with the Mediterranean, Latin America and Asia.
From 1999 to 2004 he was appointed chief of staff of European Commissioner of Economic and Monetary Affairs Pedro Solbes. That year he was appointed Ambassador of Spain in Morocco, serving from May 1, 2004 – October 5, 2010. He then served as Permanent Representative of Spain to the European Union from October 5, 2010, and until December 31, 2011.
On May 7, 2012, he returned to Spain to be appointed Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment of the Government of Andalusia. On March 1, 2014, he joined the European Economic and Social Committee as general secretary.
- "El exconsejero andaluz Luis Planas, nuevo ministro de Agricultura". eldiario.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-07-24.
- "elmundo.es - Luis Planas Puchades, nuevo embajador en Marruecos". www.elmundo.es. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
- "Los ministros del Gobierno de Pedro Sánchez". El País (in Spanish). 2018-06-07. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
Leocadio Marín Rodríguez
| Regional Minister of Agriculture, Fishing of Andalusia
Paulino Plata Cánovas
Concpeción Gutiérrez del Castillo
| Regional Minister of the Presidency of Andalusia
Clara Aguilera García
| Regional Minister of Agriculture, Fishing and the Environment of Andalusia
Elenea Vívoras Jiménez
Isabel García Tejerina
| Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food