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Román Escolano takes office as Minister of Economy

The new head of the economic portfolio participates in its first Council of Ministers

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Román Escolano takes office as Minister of Economy

Román Escolano is already minister of economy, industry and competitiveness, will receive today his portfolio of hands of his predecessor Luis de Guindos and has already participated in his first Council of Ministers. The new head of economy, until now vice-President of European Investment Bank (EIB), has sat on this Friday morning at meeting held by entire team of ministers of Mariano Rajoy.

President Mariano Rajoy with all his government Jaime Villanueva

As can be seen in images y have allowed to take at beginning of meeting, Escolano has sat in position that until now occupied Guindos, next to Álvaro Nadal, Minister of Energy, and in front of Dolors Montserrat, Minister of Health. Before meeting, Government in full has made a new family photograph on stairs of Moncloa.

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From 12.30 pm It is also envisaged that Luis de Guindos will pass portfolio of economic department to his successor, Román Escolano, at headquarters of Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, in an act to which senior officials of Department and different members of government.

Yesterday Thursday, in afternoon, new minister of Economy swore his position before king in Palacio de la Zarzuela, in presence of President of government, Mariano Rajoy. Escolano swore with his left hand before Bible, next to which was a copy of Constitution and an overgilted silver crucifix. His appointment was released first thing in Official Gazette.


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