HE earns at least 80,000 euros a year and rubs shoulders with Spain’s rich and famous.
So Junta culture boss Paulino Plata is not your usual candidate for an educational scholarship.
This however did not stop his daughter from securing a 1,200 euro grant to study for an MA at Andalucia’s International University.
But now the grant, provided by the Agricultural Technology Park, in Velez Malaga, has led local mayor Francisco Delgado to launch an investigation into the selection process.
“No organisation pays for someone to be awarded a Master’s degree for no reason,” he said, suggesting the grant had been provided to prepare Plato’s daughter for a future job at the park.