Romano Prodi

On 15 September 1999, the European Parliament approves the appointment of Romano Prodi, former President of the Italian Council of Ministers, as President of the European Commission, replacing Jacques Santer, who has resigned.

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Photo: Première réunion informelle de la Commission "Prodi". Bruxelles: Commission européenne, 17/07/1999. Couleur.

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Romano Prodi
Date and place of birth
09/08/1939 in Scandiano (Italy)
Offices held
Minister for Industry (1978–1979)
Professor at the University of Bologna (1971–1999)
Chairman of the Institute for Industrial Reconstruction (IRI) (1982–1989 and 1993–1994)
Leader of the Ulivo centre-left coalition (1995–1996)
President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic (1996–1998)
President of the European Commission (1999–2004)