|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
8 May 2008 – 16 November 2011
|Prime Minister||Silvio Berlusconi|
|Preceded by||Massimo D'Alema|
|Succeeded by||Giulio Terzi Sant'Agata|
14 November 2002 – 18 November 2004
|Prime Minister||Silvio Berlusconi|
|Preceded by||Silvio Berlusconi (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Gianfranco Fini|
|European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security|
22 November 2004 – 8 May 2008
|President||José Manuel Barroso|
|Preceded by||António Vitorino|
|Succeeded by||Jacques Barrot|
14 March 1957 |
|Political party||Italian Socialist Party (1990-1994)
Forza Italia (1994-2009)
The People of Freedom (2009-2012)
Independent (since 2012)
Franco Frattini (born 14 March 1957 in Rome) is an Italian politician. A junior minister from 1994 to 1996 in the Berlusconi I and Dini cabinets, he later served as Foreign minister in the Berlusconi II and III cabinets (2002-2004). Frattini was nominated Vice President and European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security in the first Barroso Commission (2004-2008), which he left to come back as Italian Foreign minister in the last Berlusconi IV Cabinet (2008-2011). He is currently President of the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI).
Today Frattini today does not adhere to any political party.
- 1 Studies and lawyers' career
- 1.1 Early career
- 1.2 Junior minister in the Berlusconi I and Dini cabinets (1994-96)
- 1.3 MP for Forza Italia (1996-2001)
- 1.4 MP, Junior and Foreign Minister in the Berlusconi cabinets (2001-2004)
- 1.5 European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security (2004-2008)
- 1.6 Foreign Minister (2008-2011)
- 2 Current positions
- 3 References
- 4 External links
Studies and lawyers' career
From 1984 he was State Attorney and magistrate of the Regional Administrative Court (TAR) in Piedmont. In 1986 Frattini was named member of the Italian Council of State and legal adviser of the Treasury Ministry.
Junior minister in the Berlusconi I and Dini cabinets (1994-96)
Frattini was nominated Secretary-General of Presidency of the Council of Ministers during the Berlusconi I Cabinet in 1994-1995. He was Minister Civil Service and Regional Affairs in the next technocratic Dini Cabinet (1995-1996).
MP for Forza Italia (1996-2001)
MP, Junior and Foreign Minister in the Berlusconi cabinets (2001-2004)
From 2001 he took part in the Berlusconi II Cabinet as Minister of the Public Administration.
From November 14, 2002 to November 18, 2004 Frattini served as Foreign Minister: the appointment of Frattini followed ten months of interim by Berlusconi himself, after the resignation of the forme FM Renato Ruggiero due to his contrasts with the foreign policies of the government.
European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security (2004-2008)
On 4 November 2004, he was nominated to take up the Justice and security portfolio in the Commission, in place of the controversial Rocco Buttiglione, whose appointment as Italian representative in the Commission had been rejected by the European Parliament.
Declarations and positions
November saw the commissioner's concern for child welfare extended to video games, calling for tougher controls; anything relating to stricter self-regulation to an outright ban In 2007 he called for a ban on the horror title Rule of Rose, and criticised the EU-endorsed PEGI system for granting the game a 16-years-or-over age rating. Reports on Gamespot showed he was seeking a Europe-wide ban on violent videogames. On 6 February 2007 – Safer Internet Day 2007 – Frattini recalled the need to protect children's rights, saying: "I am deeply concerned at this potential harm by the internet to children. This could involve people preying on them or children accessing racist, cruel or violent material."
Resignation and other positions held
In 2008 Frattini has resigned as Commissioner to take part in the Berlusconi IV as Foreign Minister. The role of European Commissioner for Italy was then assigned to Antonio Tajani, with responsibility for transports rather than for justice.
During his term as European Commissioner, Frattini was also appointed by the Prime Minister Berlusconi to the coordination of assistance from the government for the conduct of the Winter Olympics in Turin 2006
Foreign Minister (2008-2011)
In October 2009 he was awarded the Premio America of the Italy–USA Foundation.
Since 2011 Frattini is president of the Foundation Alcide De Gasperi. Since 2012 he is president of the Italian Society for International Organizations (SIOI), a non-profit organization of internationalist character, working under the supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Frattini is the first politician to fill a position previously reserved for diplomats and academics of the highest level.
Frattini is a candidate for the post of NATO's secretary general, currently hold by Anders Fogh Rasmussen. He may replace him in 2014, after a 1-year extension of Rasmussen's mandate, to coincide with NATO's retreat from Afghanistan.
- "Ministero degli Affari Esteri - Ministro". Esteri.it. 2013-05-23. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
- Statement by Vice-President Franco Frattini on cartoons published by a Danish newspaper europa.eu
- ‘Violent’ video games: ban or self-regulation? euractiv.com
- Declaration on protecting children's rights by Vice President Frattini on Safer Internet Day 2007 , European Commission website, undated..Retrieved on 30 July 2007.
- Gamespot, 18 January 2007, Euro game debate gathers steam
- Brussels seeks more powers for EU crime body euobserver.com
- Goldirova, Rentata 06/07/07: Brussels questions EU capitals over approach to Islam EU Observer
- Melander, Ingrid (2007-09-10). "''Web search for bomb recipes should be blocked: EU'' – Reuters, 10 September 2007". Reuters.com. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
- Frattini resigns as Tajani steps in. Frattini leaves Brussels for Rome[dead link]
- Corriere della Sera, 28 November 2010
- AGI, 29 November 2010
- "Mik i shqiptarëve, Franco Frattini shpallet “Qytetar Nderi” | NOA". Noa.al. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
- "Libero Quotidiano". Liberoquotidiano.it. 2013-01-13. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
- (Italian) Consiglio di Stato
- By : dd. "EurActive". Euractiv.com. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
- europe online publishing house gmbh - europeonline-magazine.eu. "Europe Online". En.europeonline-magazine.eu. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
- "Il Messaggero". Ilmessaggero.it. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
|Minister of Civil Service and Regional Affairs
|Minister of Public Function
|Minister of Foreign Affairs
|Italian European Commissioner
|European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security
|Minister of Foreign Affairs
Giulio Terzi Sant'Agata