Carlos Alonso


Born in 1970.

From Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

Graduated in Economics and Business Studies from the University of La Laguna, specialising in General Economics, being marked for excellence with the Extraordinary End of Degree Award and Second National Prize for the Completion of Studies. He also holds a Master's degree in European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges.

Carlos Alonso, former President of the Government of Tenerife, is renowned for his in-depth European education and his extensive political career on the island of Tenerife. With a Master's in European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges and a notable record at the University of La Laguna, his academic credentials are solid. Carlos has held significant positions within the European Commission as official and within the Government of the Canary Islands, focusing particularly on the unique integration of the Canaries into the EU. He is considered an expert on community matters related to the region. His career spans roles that have deeply influenced both local economic, tourism, transport, telecommunication, innovation or agricultural policies, making him a key figure in shaping the island’s European trajectory.

The road so far..

Lead Candidate for the European Parliament


Member of the Assembly and Spokesperson CC-PNC


President of the Council of Tenerife


Office Administrator of DG REGIO for the outermost regions


Project Manager within the Cabinet of the Presidency


Deputy Minister of Agriculture


General Director of Livestock


Director-General for European Affairs/Economic Affairs with the EU

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