Giuseppe Petrilli

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Giuseppe Petrilli
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European Commissioner for Social Affairs
In office
7 January 1958 – 8 February 1961
PresidentWalter Hallstein
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byLionello Levi Sandri
Personal details
Born(1913-03-13)13 March 1913
Naples, Italy
Died13 May 1999(1999-05-13) (aged 86)
Rome, Italy
Political partyChristian Democracy

Giuseppe Petrilli (1913? – 13 May 1999?) was an Italian professor and European Commissioner.

He was a non-politician[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

A Giuseppe Petrilli, left-wing Italian Christian Democrat (DC) member was appointed secretary general of the "EUCD" in 1978, according to the European Peoples Party.[4]

A Giuseppe Petrelli became a member of the 8th Italian Senate after the 1979 elections.


  1. ^ "Analysis of Political Experience of Commission Membership" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2006.
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  3. ^ "The Spierenburg Report". CVCE.EU by UNI.LU. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Homepage -".

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Media related to Giuseppe Petrilli at Wikimedia Commons

Political offices
New office Italian European Commissioner
Served alongside: Piero Malvestiti
Succeeded by
Lionello Levi Sandri
European Commissioner for Social Affairs