Antonio Tajani

Italian politician

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]

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 68)
Rome, Italy
Political partyForza Italia
Spouse(s)Brunella Discoteca
Alma materSapienza University
WebsiteOfficial website

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


  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 websitesEdit

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