Antonio López-Istúriz is the Secretary General of the European People’s Party (EPP), a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), representing the Spanish centre-right People’s Party (Partido Popular), as well as the Secretary Treasurer of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies (WMCES) and the Secretary General of the Centrist Democrat International (IDC-CDI).
As an MEP, Antonio chairs the Delegation for Relations with Israel and sits on the Committee on Foreign Affairs. He is also a substitute on the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, a Member of the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean and Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula as well as a substitute for the Delegation for Relations with the United States. In addition, he serves as President of the European Union-United Arab Emirates (UAE) Parliamentary Friendship Group.
Last, in 2013 Mr López-Istúriz received the Parliamentarian Prize Eurodiputado del Año (MEP of the Year), which is awarded by the Asociación de Periodistas Parlamentarios (Spanish Parliamentarian Journalists Association).