Antonio TAJANI

Country: Italy
  • BRU:
    PHS 09B011 (Paul-Henri Spaak)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60

    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845750
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849750
  • STR:
    LOW T15003 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175750
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179750
My Positions in Parliament:
  • President - Conference of Presidents
  • President - Parliament's Bureau
  • President - European Parliament
  • Chair - Union for the Mediterranean
  • Member - Forza Italia
  • Member - EPP Group Bureau
  • Member - Conference of Delegation Chairs

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1953 in Rome. He did classical studies at the ‘Torquato Tasso’ secondary school, Rome, and obtained a degree in Law from La Sapienza University, Rome. He was an Officer in the Italian Air Force, worked as an Air Defence Controller and was Head of the Operations Room monitoring Italian and European civil and military air traffic. He was also a professional journalist and Editor of the Italian weekly Il Settimanale. He presented a radio news programme for RAI 1. He was Head of the Rome editorial office of the Italian daily Il Giornale, a special correspondent in Lebanon, the Soviet Union and Somalia.

In his political life, he was Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Transport from 2008 to 2010 and for Industry and Entrepreneurship from 2010 until 2014. He is Vice-Chairman of the European People’s Party, elected at the EPP Congress in Estoril in 2002, re-elected in Rome in 2006, again in Bonn in 2009 and in Bucharest in 2012. He is a Member of the EPP Group Bureau, which prepares the Group's position for European Council summits.

He speaks Italian, French, English and Spanish.

MEP 1994-2004 and since 2014.


In Progress


EPP Group Bureau
18.01.2017 - 20:14

The EPP Group puts forward a strong team for Europe

After the election of Antonio Tajani as President of the European Parliament, the first Italian to hold the office since the foundation of the EU, the EPP Group's candidates for Vice-Presidents were also elected, with Mairead McGuinness topping...
South America map
12.12.2016 - 11:15

Why Latin America should be the EU’s top priority in 2017

by Luis De Grandes and Antonio Tajani, Members of the European Parliament Walking the streets of Buenos Aires, you feel like you could be in any European capital. After the First World War, over a million Italians started their lives in Argentina...
European Flag
28.09.2016 - 11:19

Martusciello, Tajaini, Gardini, Morte di Shimon Peres

“La morte di Shimon Peres, premio Nobel per la pace, l’ultimo dei padri fondatori di Israele, e'una perdita per tutto il mondo. Peres ci lascia un'importante eredita' costituita da coraggio, dignita', saggezza,...


Press releases

Statue for Daphne Caruana Galizia
03.05.2018 - 17:59

We will not stop fighting for truth and justice

Artwork by Maltese artist in honour of Daphne Caruana Galizia unveiled in the European Parliament on World Press Freedom Day In an emotional meeting with Daphne Caruana Galizia’s parents,...
Antonio Tajani MEP
17.01.2017 - 18:30

Декларация от Антонио Таяни, кандидат за председател на ЕП

Антонио Таяни, кандидат на Групата на ЕНП за председател на ЕП, направи следното изявление: “Европейският съюз се намира в бурни води. След две кризи с еврото дойдоха кризите с бежанците и...
Antonio Tajani MEP
17.01.2017 - 18:10

Declaration by Antonio Tajani, candidate for EP Presidency

Antonio Tajani, the EPP Group candidate for European Parliament President, made the following statement today: "The European Union is in troubled waters. After the euro crisis came the...



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