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Antonio Tajani

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President of the European Parliament
In office
17 January 2017 – 3 July 2019
Preceded by Martin Schulz
European Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship
In office
9 February 2010 – 1 July 2014
President José Manuel Barroso
Preceded by Günter Verheugen
Succeeded by Michel Barnier (Acting)
European Commissioner for Transport
In office
9 May 2008 – 9 February 2010
President José Manuel Barroso
Preceded by Jacques Barrot
Succeeded by Siim 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 4 August 1953 (1953-08-04) (age 68)
Rome, Italy
Political party Forza Italia
Spouse(s) Brunella Discoteca
Children 2
Alma mater Sapienza University
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Antonio Tajani (born 4 August 1953) is an Italian politician. He served as President of the European Parliament from January 2017 to July 2019. 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.

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

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