Antonio Tajani elected as EPP Group nominee for Parliament President
Release Date: 13 December 2016
The EPP Group has today elected Antonio Tajani as its candidate for the post of President of the European Parliament.
Antonio Tajani (63) has been a Member of the European Parliament since 1994. He was Vice-President of the European Commission from 2008 until 2014, first as Commissioner for Transport (2008-10), then as Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship (2010-14). He became the First Vice-President of the European Parliament in 2014 and has been Vice-President of the European People's Party since 2002.