Licia Ronzulli

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Licia Ronzulli
Licia Ronzulli datisenato 2018.jpg
Member of the Senate for Cantù
Assumed office
23 March 2018
ConstituencyLombardy
Member of the European Parliament
In office
2009–2014
ConstituencyNorth-West Italy
Personal details
Born (1975-09-14) 14 September 1975 (age 47)
Milano
NationalityItalian
Political partyForza Italia
ChildrenVittoria
OccupationPolitician, Health Manager
Websiteliciaronzulli.it

Licia Ronzulli (born 14 September 1975 in Milan) is an Italian politician and a former MEP who represented The People of Freedom party and New Forza Italia party in the years 2009-14.[1] She won a seat in the 2009 European Parliament election. She was Vice Chair of the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and a member of the Employment and Social Affairs committee.[2]

She is known for being the logistic organiser of Silvio Berlusconi's parties, known in the press as Bunga bunga parties.[3] During her tenure as MEP, she has taken her daughter, Vittoria, to the European Parliament plenary sessions in Strasbourg. Prior to becoming an MEP, she was a nurse in Milan.[4]

Biography[edit]

Licia Ronzulli began her career working in a hospital.[5] In 2003, she became nurses’ coordinator at the IRCCS Galeazzi hospital of Milan, in Italy.

During the 2008 Italian general election, she was nominated for The People of Freedom party in the district of Marche. When she was a candidate in the 2009 European elections, Licia Ronzulli was elected in the northwest of Italy with 40,016 votes. She joined the European People Party and became a member of the commission for Employment and Social Affairs and member of the Delegation for Relations with South Asia, as well as a substitute member of the Commission of Women Rights and Gender Equality and the Subcommittee on Human Rights. On 16 September 2009 she was elected Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary Joint Africa-Caribbean-Pacific-UE Assembly, which has the express purpose of promoting human rights and democracy.

On 22 September 2010, Ronzulli took her 44-day-old daughter, Vittoria, to a plenary session of the European Parliament.[6]

She has also been involved with Progetto Sorriso nel Mondo (Smile Project in the World) as a volunteer.[7] So far, Licia Ronzulli has presented over a hundred questions to the European Commission dealing with themes such as combating the spread of serious diseases in the European Union.

The French magazine Madame le Figaro placed her in 3rd place on its list of most influential women of 2010.

In the 2018 Italian general election, Ronzulli was elected to the Senate of the Republic, representing the constituency of Cantù.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Licia Ronzulli's history of parliamentary service on the homepage of the European Parliament (accessed on 5 February 2017)
  2. ^ "Licia RONZULLI". European Parliament. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Le "orfanelle" del Cavaliere "Cambiare partito? Mai"".
  4. ^ "Licia Ronzulli, la badante di Berlusconi ed ex infermiera che sogna da ministra". 5 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Chi Sono".
  6. ^ Rettman, Andrew (24 September 2010). "It was maternal, not political, says Italian MEP who took her baby to work". The Guardian.
  7. ^ "CHI SONO". liciaronzullia.it. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  8. ^ Passarin, Sara Greta (3 August 2022). "Licia Ronzulli, biografia e curriculum della senatrice di Forza Italia". True News. (in Italian). Retrieved 5 August 2022.

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