LSE European Institute Perspectives on Europe public event
Date: Tuesday 3 December 2013
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Antonio Tajani
European Commission vice president Tajani will explore the root of the economic and political problems that the European Union faces today and predict the challenges ahead. He will stress the role of the industry and the support it could provide to boost growth and employment. How can the declining trend of the manufacturing sector on the GPD be reverted? How can re-industrialisation of the Union be achieved?
Antonio Tajani is vice-president of the European Commission. He was Commissioner responsible for transport until February 2010 and has since been European Commissioner for industry and entrepreneurship. Antonio Tajani holds a degree in Law from La Spienza University in Rome. Prior to his activities in Brussels, Antonio Tajani was an officer of the Italian Air Force, a professional journalist, radio news presenter and head of the Rome editorial Il Giornale.
Antonio Tajani was elected member of the European Parliament in 1994, 1999 and 2004 with over 120 000 preference votes. He was also member of the Convention on the Future of Europe and member of the Bureau of the Group of the European People's Party. In 2002, he was appointed vice-chair of the European People's Party, and re-elected in 2006, 2009 and 2012.
Antonio Tajani has received numerous awards on his work. In 2012, the Optical Society of America presented him with the Advocates for Optics honor for his commitment to the promotion of Key Enabling Technologies in Europe, and in this year he also received an honorary degree for his commitment to SMEs and EU integration from the Spanish Royal Institute of European Studies. In 2013, he was awarded the highest French decoration, the National Order of the Legion of Honour, and also received the Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit from the Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy.
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A copy of Antonio Tajani's transcript is available to download.
An Industrial Compact for Europe (pdf)
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