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Antonio Tajani

Assumed office 
May 9, 2008
President José Manuel Barroso
Preceded by Jacques Barrot

Born 4 August 1953 (1953-08-04) (age 56)
Italy Rome, Italy
Political party Il Popolo della Libertà, European People's Party
Profession politician

Antonio Tajani (born 4 August 1953, in Rome) is an Italian politician and is the current European Commissioner for Transport.

He was a Member of the European Parliament for Central Italy with the Forza Italia from 2004 to 2008 and sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs. He was a substitute for the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and a member of the Delegation for relations with Israel. He also holds the position of Vice President of the European People's Party (EPP).[1]

On 8 May 2008 he was appointed by newly elected Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, as Italy's EU Commissioner. Tajani received the transport portfolio. He was officially approved in his post by the European Parliament on 18 June 2008 with a vote of 507 to 53 with 64 abstentions.[2]




See also: European Parliament election, 2004 (Italy)


  1. ^ "Barroso II: 13 EPP Commissioners receive key portfolios", European People's Party, 27 November 2009; accessed November 28, 2009
  2. ^ Round-up of Tajani and Barrot hearings

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jacques Barrot, Franco Frattini,
Siim Kallas, Günter Verheugen, Margot Wallström
Vice-President of the European Commission
(jointly held position)
Served alongside: Jacques Barrot, Siim Kallas,
Günter Verheugen, Margot Wallström
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Jacques Barrot
European Commissioner for Transport
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Franco Frattini
Italian European Commissioner
2008 - present

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