|Paolo Costa MEP|
|Member of the European Parliament|
14 June 2004
|Italian Minister of Public Works|
20 November 1996 – 21 October 1998
|Prime Minister||Romano Prodi|
|Preceded by||Antonio Di Pietro|
|Succeeded by||Enrico Micheli|
|Mayor of Venice|
April 30, 2000 – April 25, 2005
|Preceded by||Massimo Cacciari|
|Succeeded by||Massimo Cacciari|
23 July 1943 |
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Ca' Foscari University of Venice|
Paolo Costa (born 23 July 1943 in Venice) is the President of the Venice Port Authority. He was elected as an Italian Member of the European Parliament in 1999 and 2004, and since 2003 he was the Chair of the Committee on Transport and Tourism at the European Parliament. He was elected on the Olive Tree ticket and sat with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group.
Before entering politics he held numerous posts in Planning and Economics at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, University of Reading, U.K., and New York University. He served as Pro-Rector of Ca' Foscari University in Venice (1992–1996). He was a member of Venice City Council (1997–2000) and Mayor of Venice (2000–2005). He was Chairman of the Council of AISRE (Italian Association of Regional Science) (1982–1984); member of the Scientific Committee for the Italian General Transport Plan (1985–1987), and Italian Minister for Public Works (1996–1998).
He received the honour of Knight of the Grand Cross, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 1998.
Antonio Di Pietro
|Italian Minister of Public Works
|Mayor of Venice