Biography

Lorenzo Fontana is married and father of one daughter. 

Minister of Family and Disability entrusted with family, childhood, adoption, disability and drug policies until 10 July 2019, he was appointed Minister for European Affairs on 11 July.

Deputy Federal Secretary of the League party since 2013 and Commissioner for the Veneto region of the Liga Veneta.

Graduated in Political Science from the University of Padua and in History from the European University of Rome. Member of the Italian Association of Journalists, he began his institutional career as a municipal councillor in Verona.

Elected to the European Parliament for the first time in 2009, during two terms he was in particular: Head of the “Northern League party” delegation and Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Culture, Education and Sport; rapporteur for the proposal for a Regulation on general provisions on the Asylum and Migration Fund and for the draft decision on the “operational and strategic cooperation Agreement ” between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Europol; member of the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs; part of the Delegation for Relations with Iraq and the Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee.

Deputy Mayor of the City of Verona from 7 July 2017 to 12 June 2018, he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies on 5 March 2018, and nominated Vice-President of the Chamber itself on 29 March 2018.

He is the author of "La culla vuota della civiltà. All'origine della crisi" (The empty cradle of civilisation. The origin of the crisis), co-written with the economist Ettore Gotti Tedeschi (February 2018).

 

Lorenzo Fontana , Minister , European Affairs
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