|Federal Secretary of Lega Nord|
15 December 2013
|Preceded by||Roberto Maroni|
|Member of the European Parliament|
1 July 2014
13 July 2009 – 1 July 2014
9 March 1973 |
|Political party||Lega Nord|
|Alma mater||University of Milan|
Matteo Salvini (born 9 March 1973, Milan, Italy) is an Italian politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the North-West region with the Lega Nord from 2004 to 2006 as part of the Non-Inscrits and now as a member of the Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group.
He sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education, and was a substitute for the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and a member of the Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee. He stood down from the European Parliament in November 2006.
He was re-elected in 2009 as a member of the Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group. He now sits on the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and is a member of the Delegation for Relations with India, and the Delegation for Relations with the Korean Peninsula. He is a Substitute on the Committee on International Trade and the Delegation for Relations with South Africa.
He has been a member of Movimento Giovani Padani, Lega Nord's youth movement, and now is deputy secretary of Lega Lombarda, along with Marco Reguzzoni. At the 1997 Padanian elections he was a candidate of the list Comunisti Padani (Padanian Communists).
- since 1998: Lega Nord Provincial Secretary for Milan
- from 1993 to 2012: Member of Milan City Council
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