|Member of the European Parliament|
for Italian Islands
|Assumed office |
25 May 2014
|Born||5 November 1954|
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||University of Palermo|
Early life and career
Born in Palermo, Chinnici is the daughter of the judge Rocco Chinnici, killed by Mafia in 1983. Graduated in law at 21 years old, she was Prosecutor General of the Court of Appeal of Caltanissetta, and Public Prosecutor at the juvenile court in Caltanissetta and later in Palermo.
Member of the European Parliament
In the 2014 European elections, Chinnici became a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) with the Democratic Party. She has since been a member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. In addition, she has been serving as vice-chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control since 2019. She was a member of the Special Committee on Terrorism between 2017 and 2018.
In addition to her committee assignments, Chinnici serves as co-chairwoman of the European Parliament Intergroup on Children's Rights and as a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Integrity (Transparency, Anti-Corruption and Organized Crime).
In 2014, Chinnici released the autobiographical book È così lieve il tuo bacio sulla fronte.
- Redazione (April 9, 2014). "Chi è Caterina Chinnici, capolista Pd alle europee nelle Isole". Europa. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
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- Members of the European Parliament on Integrity (Transparency, Anti-Ccorruption and Organized Crime) European Parliament.
- Salvatore Coccoluto (January 12, 2014). "Libri: l'omaggio di Caterina Chinnici al padre Rocco, giudice ucciso dalla mafia". Il Fatto Quotidiano.
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