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Amb. Pascual Navarro

Pascual Navarro, a seasoned diplomat from Spain, has been the Spanish Ambassador to Berlin since 2024. Born in Cartagena, Spain, on June 1, 1960, he has cultivated a distinguished career that spans various roles within Spain's diplomatic service, commencing his journey in 1987.
Ambassador Navarro's academic foundations are solid. He obtained a Bachelor's Degree in law from the University of Murcia, Spain, in 1982. His pursuit of international studies led him to the University of Paris I Sorbonne, France, where he earned a Diploma in International Law in 1983. Further expanding his knowledge of international relations, he acquired a Diploma from The London School of Economics, UK, in 1984.

Embarking on his professional journey within the diplomatic service in 1987, Navarro initially served as a Desk Officer for Central America in the Department for Latin America. His career took him abroad early on, with postings as Deputy Head of Mission at the Spanish Embassy in Damascus in 1987 and as First Secretary at the Spanish Embassy in Copenhagen in 1989.

His expertise in consular affairs was recognized when he became the Head of the Immigration and Asylum unit in the Department for Consular Affairs in 1993. Navarro's extensive experience includes serving as a Counsellor at the Permanent Representation to the EU in 1996, a Cultural Counsellor at the Spanish Embassy in Brasilia in 2002, and later as Deputy Director General for Cooperation with Central America and the Caribbean in 2005.

Navarro held several significant positions in subsequent years, including Deputy Director General for International Affairs of Terrorism in 2008, Chief of Staff of the Secretary of State for the European Union in 2009, and Spanish Ambassador in Prague in 2011. His expertise in European affairs was utilized in roles such as Senior Adviser for European Institutional Affairs and Director General for the Single Market in the Secretariat of State for European Affairs.

Before his current ambassadorial role, Navarro served as Secretary General for the European Union in 2021 and Secretary of State for the European Union in 2022, making significant contributions to Spain's European policy and diplomacy.

Ambassador Navarro is fluent in English and French and knows German, Italian, and Portuguese.



The relations between the two countries have traditionally been good and are fostered by the positive attitude of each country’s population towards the other. Indeed, there is a close political exchange between the two governments, as Federal Chancellor Merkel last visited Spain (Santiago de Compostela) on the 25th of August 2014, at the invitation of Prime Minister Rajoy. She hosted a return visit by Prime Minister Rajoy to Meseberg on the 31st of August 2015. With regard to the economic ties, Germany is Spain’s second largest trading partner, after France, and actually ranks first among suppliers of the country’s imports, and Germany is a major direct investor in Spanish industry.

Cultural relations are very positive, as Germans’ interest in the Spanish language and Spanish culture (literature, films) has grown considerably over the last number of decades. The economic crisis has meant that there is an increasing interest in both Germany as a state and also the German language, amongst the Spanish population. Germany has two Goethe Institutes in Spain, in Madrid and Barcelona with branch offices in Granada and San Sebastián. Through cultural events, language courses and their library and information work, they help to give a multifaceted picture of modern Germany. Since November 2011, the German Academic Exchange Service has run a new information centre in Madrid and has eight academic teachers working at Spanish universities.