Pier Luigi Bersani

Pier Luigi Bersani

Infobox Prime Minister
honorific-prefix = Onorevole
name = Pier Luigi Bersani

order = Minister of Economic Development
term_start = 17 May 2006
term_end = 8 May 2008
primeminister = Romano Prodi
deputy = Sergio D'Antoni
predecessor = Claudio Scajola
successor = Claudio Scajola
birth_date = Birth date and age|1951|9|29|mf=y
birth_place = Bettola, Italy
nationality = Italian
alma_mater =
profession =
children =
spouse =
residence =
party = Democratic Party

Pier Luigi Bersani (born on 29 September 1951) is an Italian politician, and was elected to the Italian Chamber of Deputies in the 2006 General election. Subsequently, on May 17, 2006, he was appointed as Minister of Productive Assets in the cabinet of Romano Prodi.


Bersani was born in Bettola, Province of Piacenza (Emilia-Romagna).

He studied at the liceo " Melchiorre Gioia" in Piacenza and graduated in philosophy from University of Bologna. He joined the Italian Communist Party and subsequently the Democratic Party of the Left - now the Democrats of the Left. A member of the National Secretariat of the Democrats of the Left, he is responsible for the economic sector. He was the Vice-Chairman of the "comune" of Piacenza, then Vice-Chairman of the Piacenza Province Council in 1990.

He was a President of Emilia-Romagna from 1993 to 1996, then Minister for Industry, Commerce and Tourism (1996-1999) and Minister for Transports (1999-2001). From 2001 to 2004 he was a member of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy.

In 2004 he was elected to the European Parliament representing the North-West region for the Democrats of the Left, part of the Socialist Group, and sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

He was a substitute for the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, a member of the Delegation to the European Union-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan and EU-Uzbekistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees, and for relations with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia, and a substitute for the Delegation for relations with Belarus. He left the European Parliament on his re-election to the Chamber of Deputies in 2006.

He co-founded the Association "NENS" ("New Economy, New Society"), and is chairman of the Association "Nuova Romea". Bersani was awarded the Legion of Honour of the French Republic.

ee also

*Bersani decree

External links

*MEP website|www.pierluigibersani.it| of Pier Luigi Bersani:
*EP MEP info/6th term|28329|of Pier Luigi Bersani
*Declaration of financial interests of the 6th term|28329_05-07-2004.PDF|it

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