Representative of the European Parliament in Italy
He joined the European Commission in 1983 and held various positions of responsibility in the Financial Control DG in charge of auditing the EU’s Structural Funds. In 1995 he was also called to join the cabinet of the European Commissioner Emma Bonino. Graduated in political science from the University of Padua and has contributed to several Italian publications on economics. He also collaborates with the master’s program in European integration of the University of Padua.