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Paolo Costa MEP

Incumbent
Assumed office 
June 14, 2004
Constituency North-East

In office
November 20, 1996 – October 21, 1998
Prime Minister Romano Prodi
Preceded by Antonio Di Pietro
Succeeded by Enrico Micheli

In office
2000 – 2005
Preceded by Massimo Cacciari
Succeeded by Massimo Cacciari

Born July 23, 1943 (1943-07-23) (age 66)
Venice, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Partito Democratico
Alma mater Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Profession Economist
University professor
Religion Roman Catholic

Paolo Costa (born July 23, 1943 in Venice) is an Italian Member of the European Parliament. He was elected on the Olive Tree ticket and sits with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group. On July 23, 2004 he was elected Chair of the Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism.

Before entering politics he held numerous posts in Planning and Economics at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, University of Reading, U.K., and New York University. He served as Pro-Rector of Ca' Foscari University in Venice (1992–1996). He was a member of Venice City Council (1997–2000) and Mayor of Venice (2000–2005). He was Chairman of the Council of AISRE (Italian Association of Regional Science) (1982–1984); member of the Scientific Committee for the Italian General Transport Plan (1985–1987), and Italian Minister for Public Works (1996–1998).

He received the honour of Knight of the Grand Cross, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 1998.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Antonio Di Pietro
Italian Minister of Public Works
1996–1998
Succeeded by
Enrico Micheli
Preceded by
Massimo Cacciari
Mayor of Venice
2000–2005
Succeeded by
Massimo Cacciari
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