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Amato, Giuliano,

1938–, Italian lawyer and political leader, premier of Italy (1992–93, 2000–2001), b. Turin. He has taught at several universities, including Sapienza Univ. of Rome (1975–97). A Socialist, he was first elected to parliament in 1983 and has served in a number of government posts including deputy premier (1987–88), treasury minister (1987–89, 1999–2000), and interior minister (2006–8). During his first term as premier, investigations into the corruption scandals around former premier Bettino CraxiCraxi, Bettino
, 1934–99, Italian political leader. Craxi joined the Italian Socialist party in 1957, eventually becoming deputy secretary (1970) and general secretary (1976).
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 led to the arrests of hundreds of business and political figures. An independent from 1994, Amato joined the Democrats of the Left (later the Democratic party) in 1998. During his second term, he promoted economic and political reforms. In 2001–3 he served as a vice president of the European Convention, which was charged with drafting a new constitution for the European UnionEuropean Union
(EU), name given since the ratification (Nov., 1993) of the Treaty of European Union, or Maastricht Treaty, to the European Community (EC), an economic and political confederation of European nations, and other organizations (with the same member nations)
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1993 - Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amato won a vital confidence vote after seeing one of his severest critics become the latest victim of the country's growing bribery scandal.
At the same time, New Europe constitutes a valuable academic work in support of the idea also advanced by the Vice President of the Convention on the Future of Europe, Giuliano Amato, that: "The Lisbon Treaty does not shut the door to a future of enduring European constitutionalism.
Potential candidates to succeed Napolitano include Romano Prodi, the former prime minister and European Commission president, and former Prime Minister Giuliano Amato.
Two-times prime minister Giuliano Amato said it was now too late to leave the project, adding that Italy should work with partners on fixing fundamental shortcomings in the eurozone.
The names heard most often as potential prime minister candidates are Matteo Renzi, the 38-year-old Florence mayor seen as a leading figure in a center-left coalition left fractured in the wake of the resignation of former leader Pier Luigi Bersani; Enrico Letta, 46, another leading center-left figure whose uncle, Gianni Letta, is a key ally of controversial former prime minister and billionaire tycoon Silvio Berlusconi; and 74-year-old Giuliano Amato, himself a two-time prime minister from the center-left.
One leading name is Giuliano Amato, a 75-year-old from the centre-left who has twice before been prime minister but no longer sits in parliament.
Italian newspaper said Giuliano Amato, a former prime minister, was likely to be asked to form a new government.
The Minister is also scheduled to meet with Italy's Interior Minister Giuliano Amato on the sidelines of the convention.
In 2004 and 2006, she co-ordinated the activities of the International Commission on the Balkans chaired by Italian Giuliano Amato.
DE) (NYSE: DB), Germany's largest bank, has appointed former Italian prime minister Giuliano Amato as a senior advisor in Italy.
Ivan Krastev , currently a visiting fellow at the Institut fur die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna, was the executive director of the International Commission on the Balkans chaired by Giuliano Amato.
Giuliano Amato explained the dual objective in the run-up to the elections: to combat low voter turnout by urging voters to play their role, and to promote the Lisbon Treaty, which promises to deliver "a better Europe".