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Gianni Vernetti

Person from Italy

Gianni Vernetti (born November 27, 1960) is an Italian politician. Vernetti was born in Torino, Italy. In 1985 he obtained a degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Torino. In 1987 he was awarded a PhD in Urban Ecology from the Politecnico di Milano university. Between 1993 and 1999 Vernetti was Deputy Mayor at the City of Torino, in charge of Public Works, Environment and Sustainable Development, and Urban Renovation. In 2001 he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament. He is member of the National Steering Committee of his party Democrazia è Libertà-la Margherita, a center-left political party member of the European Democratic Party (EDP) and of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) in the European Parliament. In 2006 he was elected to the Senate of the Republic, and after the center-left coalition won the general election he became Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in the Prodi government. He was in charge of all bilateral relations between Italy and the Asia/Pacific countries. Vernetti coordinated all the Italian initiatives in Afghanistan, where Italy takes part in the NATO military mission and is coordinating the Justice  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1960-11-27
Place of birth
Turin
Nationality
Italy

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