Mario Mauro

Senior Advisor - Brussels

Strategy, EU and international lobbying, politics, counsel, leaders

Mario Mauro is a former Italian defence minister from Enrico Letta’s grand coalition government (April 2013-Feb 2014), a former Christian Democrat MEP (1999-2013) and former Vice-President of the European Parliament (2004-09). From 2009-13 he led the delegation of Italian centre-right MEPs. Mario maintains strong connections with the broader EPP group and participates actively in its assemblies/fora.

In the February 2013 Italian parliamentary elections, Mario was elected to the Senate for the Lombardy region. In 2014, he launched the Popolari per l’Italia party, was re-elected Senator and led his parliamentary group in the Senate. From February 2014-March 2018, he was a member of the Senate Committee on Constitutional Affairs. 

He was also the personal representative of the Presidency of the OSCE against racism, xenophobia and discrimination (2009-2011); and, since 2008, Professor at the European University of Rome.

Personal motto

 “Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises” (Demosthenes)







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