Fundación Euroamerica

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Antonio Tajani (English)

 

Antonio TAJANI

President of the European Parliament

 

 

 

 

Education (qualifications and diplomas):

School-leaving certificate in classical subjects, Torquato Tasso secondary school (lycée)

Degree in law from La Sapienza University, Rome

 

Professional career:

1974-1975 : Officer in the Italian Air Force

1983-1987 : Special envoy to Lebanon, Soviet Union and Somalia

1987-1993 : Head of the Rome editorial office of the daily newspaper ‘Il Giornale

 

Political career:

Offices held in a political party or national trade union:

2014- ... : Member of the executive committee of Forza Italia

Offices held in an international political party organisation or an international trade union organisation:

2002- ... : Vice-Chair of the European People's Party

Offices held in the EU institutions:

1994-2008 : Member of the European Parliament

2008-2010 : Vice-President of the European Commission, with responsibility for transport

2010-2014 : Vice-President of the European Commission, with responsibility for industry and entrepreneurship

2014- ... : Vice-President of the European Parliament

 

Other activities: In November 2014 Antonio Tajani waived his claim to the transitional end-of-service allowance that was due to him as a former Vice-President of the Commission; this allowance amounted to some EUR 13 000 per month for three years – a total of EUR 468 000 – which Mr Tajani made a ‘moral choice’ not to receive.

 

Honours:

26/01/2015 Grand Cross of the Order of Bernardo O'Higgins (Chile)

2007 Knight of the Grand Cross of the Order of Faithful Service (Romania)

3/5/2012 Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour (France)

4/3/2013 Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit (Spain)

24/9/13 Honorary Membership of the Club of Bulgarian Journalists against Corruption