I am the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission since 1st November 2014. I was the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs from February to October 2014 and a Member of the Italian Parliament (Chamber of Deputies), where I was elected for the first time in 2008.
During my terms in parliament, I was the Head of the Italian Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and Vice-President of its Political Committee (2013-2014); member of the Italian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (2008-2013); Secretary of the Defence Committee (2008-2013) and member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. I also coordinated the Inter-Parliamentary Group for Development Cooperation.
I have been in the leadership of the Democratic Party since it was founded, in 2007: first as Secretary for Institutional Reforms, then as a member of the National Council, and in 2013-2014 as Secretary for European and International Affairs. Previously I was a member of the Bureau of PES (Party of European Socialists), Vice-President of the European Community Organisation of Socialist Youth (ECOSY), member of the Bureau of the European Youth Forum, and a member of the Secretariat of the Youth Forum of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).
I am a member of IAI – Istituto Affari Internazionali – and a fellow of the German Marshall Fund for the United States.
I am also a member of the European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (ELN) and of the Group of Eminent Persons (GEM) of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).
I was born in Rome in 1973 and graduated in Political Science at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. I speak English and French, and some Spanish.
I am married to Matteo and have two daughters, Caterina and Marta.
My previous “home” online was BlogMog.