Spanish politician born in Madrid in 1944. He had responsibilities of Government as Transport Minister in the Cabinet of Felipe González before be elected MEP in the elections to the European Parliament in June 1989. He assumed the Presidency of the European Parliament in replacement of Marcelino Oreja and held the position until January 1992, the date on which the witness gave the German Egon Klepsch. After his dismissal, he served as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament and was appointed President of the Socialist Group in the institution.
In 2003 he accepted to occupy the number two of the Socialist candidate for mayor of Madrid, headed by Trinidad Jiménez.