Giovanni Berlinguer

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Giovanni Berlinguer

Giovanni Berlinguer (born 09 July 1924, Sassari) was an MEP from the Italian Democratic Left, who served for the 6th term of the parliament.[1]


Record and Controversies

Declaration of Financial Interests

Record of Parliamentary Votes

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • Graduate in medicine and surgery (University of Rome, 1952).
  • Lectureship in social medicine (1958) and hygiene (1964).
  • Professor of social medicine (Sassari, 1969-1974) and occupational hygiene (Rome, 1975-1999).
  • Honorary professor at the independent University of Santo Domingo (1992) and honorary Doctor of the University of Montreal (1996) and of the University of Brasilia (1996).
  • Emeritus professor of the University of Rome (2002).
  • Responsible for the first National Health Plan under the Economic Development Programme approved by Parliament.
  • Vice-chairman (1992-1995) and chairman (1999) of the National Bioethics Committee.
  • Member of the National Health Council (1994-1996).
  • Secretary-general and President of the International Union of Students (1949-1953).
  • Member of the Central Committee of the Italian Communist Party (1969-1989).
  • Member of the leadership of the DS (1990-2004).
  • Member of the Provincial Council of Rome (1965-1969).
  • Member of the Municipal Council of Rome (1983-1985).
  • Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies (1972-1983).
  • Senator (1983-1992).
  • Member of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee (IBC) (since 1999).
  • Medal of Merit for Science and Culture (awarded by the President of the Republic).


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Bât. Altiero Spinelli
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B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel
+32 (0)2 28 45107
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  1. European Parliament, MEP Directory: Giovanni Berlinguer, accessed 10 September 2010.