OBIT Manuel Marín: Father of Erasmus study abroad scheme

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Spanish politician Manuel Marín, a longtime member of the European Commission seen as the ‘father’ of the EU’s popular Erasmus student exchange scheme, has died at the age of 68.

Marín, who since 2008 was the chairman of Fúndacion Iberdrola Spain, the charitable arm of the coúntry’s largest power company, passed away in Madrid after “after a long illness”, Iberdrola said in a statement. Spanish media said he …