|European Commissioner for Social Affairs|
7 January 1958 – 8 February 1961
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Lionello Levi Sandri|
13 March 1913|
|Died||13 May 1999
|Political party||Christian Democracy|
He was a non-politician appointed as the first Italian European Commissioner on the Hallstein Commission from January 1958 with responsibility for the Social Affairs portfolio. In September 1960 (or December 1960, or 8 February 1961) he resigned and was succeeded by Lionello Levi Sandri.
A professor Giuseppe Petrilli became president of IRI (the Italian Institute for Industrial Reconstruction – a powerful state-owned holding company) in 1960 and served for almost twenty years, until 1979. He died on 13 May 1999, aged 86.
Commissioner Petrilli was a member of the 1979 group that produced the Spierenburg Report on the improvement of the working methods of the commission.
- PDF Analysis of Political Experience of Commission Membership
- IRI History (Italian)
- Historical events in the European integration process 1945–2009: Institutional Reform: The Spierenburg Report on CVCE website
- (Italian) it.wiki – List of 7th Senate members
|New office||Italian European Commissioner
Served alongside: Piero Malvestiti
Lionello Levi Sandri
|European Commissioner for Social Affairs