Pier Antonio Panzeri

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Panzeri at the European Parliament, Strasbourg in February 2014

Pier Antonio Panzeri (born 6 June 1955) is an Italian politician and Member of the European Parliament for the North-West with the Democrats of the Left (DS), part of the Socialist Group.

Career[edit]

Panzeri was born in Rivolta d'Adda, province of Cremona. Between 1995 and 2003, he was General Secretary of the Metropolitan Chamber of Labour of Milan. Panzeri is currently a member of the national leadership of the DS.

In 2003-2004, he was responsible for European policies; he devised and carried out a humanitarian mission to Belém, Brazil, and was a promoter and organiser of events to help the civilian victims of the Yugoslav wars. He attended the General Assembly of the United Nations as an observer for Israeli-Palestinian issues.

In 1996-2003, he worked with the city authorities of Milan, Barcelona, and Frankfurt, in the context of an international project to compare experiences regarding economic development, immigration and welfare, and to devise a future European municipality model.

Member of the European Parliament, 2004–present[edit]

Panzeri became a Member of the European Parliament in the 2004 European elections. In parliament, he is a member of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats group.

Since 2009, Panzeri has been a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET). In 2014, he also joined ist Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI). He is a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Integrity (Transparency, Anti-Corruption and Organized Crime).[1]

In addition to his committee assignments, Panzeri has been serving as chairman of the parliament’s delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union. He was previously a member of the delegations to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (2009-2014) and for relations with the United States (2004-2009).

In 2015, Panzeri nominated Saudi blogger Raif Badawi for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.[2]

Other activities[edit]

Publications[edit]

  • Il lavoratore fuori garanzia
  • La democrazia economica

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