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Franco Frattini

Italian Foreign Minister (2002-2004, 2008-2011); Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security (2004-2008); Justice and Chamber President to the Italian Supreme Administrative Court

Franco Frattini is an Italian Magistrate, appointed State Prosecutor in 1981. In 1986 he was appointed Administrative magistrate by public competition.

Franco Frattini had served as Secretary-General of the Prime Minister's Office (1994), President of the Parliamentary Committee for Intelligence and Security Services and State Secrets (1996), Minister for Civil Service and for the Coordination of Information and Security Services (2001-2002), and Member of the Prime Minister Commission for the Constitutional reforms (2013-2014). From 2011 to 2013 Franco Frattini was President of the De Gasperi Foundation.

Franco Frattini is President of the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI), a non-profit organization of internationalist character, working under the supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Special Advisor to the Serbian Government for the EU integration process; President of the High Court of Sport Justice (CONI); Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the Transdniestrian Settlement Process.

He is apponted “Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic” and “Commander of the Legion of honour” by the President of France. In 2011 Franco Frattini received the Golden neck-chain of the Olympic Order, the highest honour of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The award was a recognition of his personal commitment and of Italy’s efforts to have the IOC awarded Observer status at the United Nations. He is also decorated with the “order of Friendship”, a State decoration of the Russian Federation.

Speaking topics:

  • EU-Russia
  • The Present and Future of the EU
  • Italy’s Role on Bilateral/Multilateral Issues
  • The Mediterranean Region and the Gulf
  • Afghan/Iraq/Syria Developments
  • Immigration
  • International Terrorism

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English, French, Italian

Rome, Italy



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