Enzo Moavero Milanesi

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Enzo Moavero Milanesi
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Minister of European Affairs
In office
16 November 2011 – 22 February 2014
Prime Minister Mario Monti
Enrico Letta
Preceded by Anna Maria Bernini
Succeeded by Sandro Gozi
Personal details
Born (1954-08-17) 17 August 1954 (age 62)
Rome, Italy
Political party Civic Choice
Alma mater Sapienza University
College of Europe

Enzo Moavero Milanesi (born 17 August 1954 in Rome) is an Italian independent politician, law professor and EU official. He served as Minister of European Affairs in the Monti Cabinet and the Letta Cabinet from 16 November 2011 to 22 February 2014. He has formerly served as Deputy Secretary-General of the European Commission.

Early life and education[edit]

Milanesi was born on 17 August 1954. He is a descendant of Ferdinando Bocconi, who founded the Bocconi University in Milan. He graduated in law from the Sapienza University of Rome and continued his studies in Belgium, taking an LL.M. at the elite College of Europe (1981–1982 Johan Willem Beyen promotion).[1][2]


Milanesi served in the Guardia di Finanza from 1977 to 1979, and subsequently worked for 20 years for the European Commission in Brussels. In 1994, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi appointed Milanesi Undersecretary for European Affairs. From 1995 to 2000 he served as chief of cabinet for European Commissioner Mario Monti, responsible for competition policy and the internal market. Milanesi served as Deputy Secretary-General of the European Commission from 2002 to 2005.[3]

He was appointed as Minister of European Affairs in the Monti Cabinet on 16 November 2011 and reconfirmed in the following cabinet led by Prime Minister Enrico Letta on 28 April 2013. He left the cabinet on 22 February 2014.

From 1993 to 1996, he was Professor of Law at the Sapienza University and LUISS, and from 1996 to 2000, he taught at the Bocconi University, and again at the Sapienza University from 2002 to 2006. He is currently Professor of European Law and Director of the School of Law at LUISS. He is also a visiting professor at the College of Europe.


  1. ^ Dieter Mahncke, Léonce Bekemans, Robert Picht, The College of Europe. Fifty years of service to Europe, College of Europe, Bruges, 1999. ISBN 9080498319
  2. ^ "Mr Enzo MOAVERO MILANESI, Minister for European Affairs in Italy". College of Europe. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Enzo Moavero Milanesi appointed Deputy Secretary General of the European Commission". Europa. Retrieved 9 September 2012.