Spokesperson for the Spanish Presidency at the Council of Europe
Cristina Gallach is the Spokesperson for the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. She was the Spokesperson and Chief Media Advisor of the High Representative of the European Union for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), Dr. Javier Solana. In the past she worked as a Deputy Spokesperson of NATO and as European Correspondent of the Spanish News Agency (EFE) in Brussels. Prior to that Cristina Gallach was a correspondent of the Spanish News Agency (EFE) in Moscow.
Her education includes a Master degree in International Affairs (MIA) from Columbia University in New York. She graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and before that completed Studies on Anglo-Germanic Philology at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Cristina speaks six languages - Catalan and Spanish (mother tongues), English, French, fluent Russian and basic German.