- European Commissioner for Transport
Antonio Tajani is a Member of the European Parliament from 1994. Head of the Forza Italia delegation in Europe, on 8 May 2008 he was appointed by newly elected Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, as Italy's EU Commissioner. He subs for Franco Frattini that was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Commissioner Barrot was approved by the European Parliament in 2004 and made a Vice-President in the Barroso Commission. However shortly after he began work, nationalist MEP Nigel Farage revealed Barrot had previously been convicted of fraud in 2000. French President Jacques Chirac had granted him presidential amnesty. A fact the Commissioner did not disclose during his hearing to the Parliament. Despite calls from some MEPs for him to be suspended he remained in office.
A major project during his term is the Galileo positioning system. Work on the system began a year before Barrot came to office and has developed since with the launch of the first satellite. However infighting within private sector partners may be a potential setback to the project with Barrot favouring greater funds from the EU budget . Other work includes recent guarantees of air passenger rights  and the Single European Sky.
List of commissioners
Name Country Period Commission 1 Michel Rasquin Luxembourg 1958 Hallstein Commission 2 Lambert Schaus Luxembourg 1958–1967 Hallstein Commission 3 Victor Bodson Luxembourg 1967–1970 Rey Commission 4 Albert Coppé Belgium 1970–1973 Malfatti Commission, Mansholt Commission 5 Carlo Scarascia-Mugnozza Italy 1973–1977 Ortoli Commission 6 Richard Burke Ireland 1977–1981 Jenkins Commission 7 Giorgios Contogeorgis Greece 1981–1985 Thorn Commission 8 Stanley Clinton Davis United Kingdom 1985–1988 Delors Commission 9 Karel Van Miert Belgium 1989–1992 Delors Commission II 10 Abel Matutes Spain 1993–1994 Delors Commission III 11 Marcelino Oreja Spain 1994–1995 Delors Commission III 12 Neil Kinnock United Kingdom 1995–1999 Santer Commission, Marín Commission 13 Loyola de Palacio Spain 1999–2004 Prodi Commission 14 Jacques Barrot France 2004–2008 Barroso Commission I 15 Antonio Tajani Italy 2008–2010 Barroso Commission I 16 Siim Kallas Estonia 2010 onwards Barroso Commission II
- Barrot scandal
- Directorate-General for Transport and Energy
- European Driving Licence
- Galileo positioning system
- Trans-European transport networks
- Transport in the European Union
- Commissioner's website
- Commission transport portal
- DG Transport & Energy
- Transport white paper
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