Antonio Tajani

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Antonio Tajani

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President of the European Parliament
Assumed office
17 January 2017
Preceded byMartin Schulz
European Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship
In office
9 February 2010 – 1 July 2014
PresidentJosé Manuel Barroso
Preceded byGünter Verheugen
Succeeded byMichel Barnier (Acting)
European Commissioner for Transport
In office
9 May 2008 – 9 February 2010
PresidentJosé Manuel Barroso
Preceded byJacques Barrot
Succeeded bySiim Kallas
Member of the European Parliament
for Central Italy
Assumed office
1 July 2014
In office
14 July 1994 – 8 May 2008
Personal details
Born (1953-08-04) 4 August 1953 (age 65)
Rome, Italy
Political partyForza Italia
Spouse(s)Brunella Discoteca
Alma materSapienza University
WebsiteOfficial website

Antonio Tajani (born 4 August 1953) is an Italian politician, President of the European Parliament since January 2017.[1] He served as European Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship between 2010 and 2014. Tajani was also European Commissioner for Transport (2008–2010). He is a member of Forza Italia party.[2]

Tajani studied law at the Sapienza University of Rome. He was first elected to the European Parliament in 1994.

References[change | change source]

  1. Duncan Robinson (January 17, 2017). "Antonio Tajani elected president of the European Parliament". Financial Times.
  2. Zoya Sheftalovich (February 2, 2018). "Antonio Tajani agrees to be Forza Italia's prime ministerial candidate". Politico Europe.

Other websites[change | change source]

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