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Paolo Gentiloni

European Commissioner for the Economy,

Paolo Gentiloni has been European Commissioner for Economy since December 2019.

He served as Prime Minister of Italy (2016-2018), Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (2014-2016), Member of the Italian Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (2013-2014) and Minister of Communications (2006-2008).

He was Spokesperson for the Margherita Party (2002-2007), Chairman of the Broadcasting Services Watchdog Committee (2005-2006), Spokesperson for the Mayor of Rome and Councillor in the City of Rome (1993-2000). Previously he worked as a professional journalist. 

Born in 1954, Gentiloni graduated in Political Sciences from La Sapienza, Rome.

His last book is “La sfida impopulista” (the (Un)populist challenge).


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