Antonio Tajani

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Antonio Tajani

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President of the European Parliament
In office
17 January 2017 – 3 July 2019
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 69)
Rome, Italy
Political partyForza Italia
Spouse(s)Brunella Discoteca
Alma materSapienza University
WebsiteOfficial website

Antonio Tajani (born 4 August 1953) is an Italian politician. He served as President of the European Parliament from January 2017 to July 2019.[1][2] 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.[3]

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 (17 January 2017). "Antonio Tajani elected president of the European Parliament". Financial Times.
  2. "MEPs choose David-Maria Sassoli as new European Parliament president". BBC News. 3 July 2019. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  3. Zoya Sheftalovich (2 February 2018). "Antonio Tajani agrees to be Forza Italia's prime ministerial candidate". Politico Europe.

Other websites[change | change source]

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