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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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Italian newspaper said Giuliano Amato, a former prime minister, was likely to be asked to form a new government.
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.
The opening event was a lecture (Lectio Magistralis) given by Giuliano Amato at the Georgetown University on October 3rd over how "the struggle for the unification of Italy was essential to modernize the country.
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.
Former Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amato served as the vice chairman of the Treaty Commission.
It was a horrible death, an awful occurrence in which people that were in this young woman's home tried to bring her into relations that she didn't want to have, and she was killed," Interior Minister Giuliano Amato said.
Italian Interior Minister Giuliano Amato called it A"a great day for Calabria and the fight against organised crimeA".
Italian Interior Minister Giuliano Amato vowed yesterday to resist what he said was pressure from football clubs to resume the season following riots at a top match which left a police officer dead.
Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amato said Wednesday the summit of the Group of Eight (G-8) major nations to be held in Genoa, Italy, in July will address five key issues and deal with various questions posed by growing antiglobalization movements.
However, the country's interior minister Giuliano Amato has said he expects Italy's stadia to be fit for purpose "quite quickly".