My name is Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso and I am Vice-President of the European Parliament. I moved into politics in 1982. From 1991, I was President of the Partido Popular in the region of Murcia. I was President of Murcia for almost 20 years. I also represented Murcia in the Committee of the Regions for nearly two decades, first as Vice-President of the EPP Group and then as President of the Committee of the Regions between 2012 and 2014. As a Vice-President in the European Parliament I am responsible for the Members’ Research Service and Library and for relations with National Parliaments. I also replace the European Parliament President on neighbourhood policy-related issues (South, Mediterranean, Middle East).