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Raffaele Costa is an Italian
Politics of Italy
The politics of Italy is conducted through a parliamentary, democratic republic with a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised collectively by the Council of Ministers, which is led by the President of the Council of Ministers, referred to as "Presidente del Consiglio" in Italian...

 politician
Politician
A politician, political leader, or political figure is an individual who is involved in influencing public policy and decision making...

. He has been President of the Province of Cuneo (June 2004 to June 2009). He was previously a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies
Italian Chamber of Deputies
The Italian Chamber of Deputies is the lower house of the Parliament of Italy. It has 630 seats, a plurality of which is controlled presently by liberal-conservative party People of Freedom. Twelve deputies represent Italian citizens outside of Italy. Deputies meet in the Palazzo Montecitorio. A...

 representing the Italian Liberal Party and later Forza Italia
Forza Italia
Forza Italia was a liberal-conservative, Christian democratic, and liberal political party in Italy, with a large social democratic minority, that was led by Silvio Berlusconi, four times Prime Minister of Italy....

 between 1976 and 2003 and was also a Member of the European Parliament
Member of the European Parliament
A Member of the European Parliament is a person who has been elected to the European Parliament. The name of MEPs differ in different languages, with terms such as europarliamentarian or eurodeputy being common in Romance language-speaking areas.When the European Parliament was first established,...

 of the European People's Party
European People's Party
The European People's Party is a pro-European centre-right European political party. The EPP was founded in 1976 by Christian democratic parties, but later it increased its membership to include conservative parties and parties of other centre-right perspectives.The EPP is the most influential of...

 until June 2004.

Parliamentary career


He was elected to the Italian Chamber of Deputies
Italian Chamber of Deputies
The Italian Chamber of Deputies is the lower house of the Parliament of Italy. It has 630 seats, a plurality of which is controlled presently by liberal-conservative party People of Freedom. Twelve deputies represent Italian citizens outside of Italy. Deputies meet in the Palazzo Montecitorio. A...

 in 1976, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1992, 1994, 1996 and 2001.

As Minister


He was Minister without Portfolio for the co-ordination of community political and regional affairs (1992), Minister of Health (1993), Minister of Transport and Minister of the Merchant Marine in the Ciampi government.

As Under-Secretary of State


Costa was parliamentary under-secretary of state in the:
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (8th Legislature)
  • Ministry of the Interior (Craxi Government)
  • Ministry of Public Works (9th Legislature)

In the European Parliament

  • Member of the European Parliament
    European Parliament
    The European Parliament is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union . Together with the Council of the European Union and the Commission, it exercises the legislative function of the EU and it has been described as one of the most powerful legislatures in the world...

    's former Committee on the Atmosphere
  • Member of European Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control
    Committee on Budgetary Control
    -Responsibilities of the committee:As the name suggests, the CONT is the European Parliament committee charged with producing reports relating to the European Union's Budget.-Membership: Members of the Committee -External links:*...

  • Member of European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
    Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
    The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety is a committee of the European Parliament. It has 68 members and a secretariat of 10 administrators. Its chairman is...

  • Member of European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection
    Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection
    The Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection is a committee of the European Parliament.- Work of the committee :The committee is responsible for:...


Other Past Appointments

  • Chairman of the Defence Committee of the Chamber of Deputies
  • Vice-Chairman of the Agriculture and Forestry Committee of the Chamber of Deputies (1976-1979)
  • General Secretary of the Italian Liberal Party (1993-1994)
  • Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Federalist parliamentary group (1995-1996)
  • Administrator of Forza Italia
    Forza Italia
    Forza Italia was a liberal-conservative, Christian democratic, and liberal political party in Italy, with a large social democratic minority, that was led by Silvio Berlusconi, four times Prime Minister of Italy....

    's Office for Citizens' Rights
  • President of the Province of Cuneo
    Cuneo
    Cuneo is a city and comune in Piedmont, Northern Italy, the capital of the province of Cuneo, the third largest of Italy’s provinces by area...

    (2004-2009).

Author


Costa has published four books:
  • The Doctor is Outside the Room
  • My First Republic
  • Italy, Land of Waste
  • Italy, Land of Privilege