Fast facts about Romano Prodi – CNN

Mother: Enrica Prodi

Wedding: Flavia Franzoni Prodi (1969-present)

Children: Giorgio and Antonio

Education: Catholic University of Milan, law, 1961; Studied at the London School of Economics

Other facts

He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Brown, and Stanford.

Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


1963-1999 – Works at the University of Bologna.

1974-1978 Chairman of the publishing house Società Editrice Il Mulino.

November 1978 – March 1979 – He holds the post of Minister of Industry of Italy.

1981- Founds the economic research institute Nomisma.

November 1982 – October 1989 – He is the President of the Institute of Industrial Reconstruction.

1993-1994 – He returns to the post of president of the Institute of Industrial Reconstruction.

1996-1998 Prime Minister of Italy.

1999-2004 – The president European Commission.

2006- Re-elected Prime Minister of Italy.

January 2008 – Prodi loses a vote of confidence in the Italian Senate and resigns.

February 2009 – He was appointed to a five-year position as professor at large at Brown University.

October 9, 2012 – Named United Nations special envoy for the Sahel, an area in northern Africa between the Sahara desert and the Sudanese savanna, comprising parts of 13 countries.

April 2013 – Runs for President of Italy and loses.

July 20, 2021 – The Washington Post reports that Prodi, along with hundreds of other politicians and government officials, has been targeted by Pegasus spyware.