Giovanni La Via
Member of the European Parliament, former Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, European Parliament

Giovanni La Via has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2009. He has been Rapporteur for the new Common Agricultural Policy (2014-2020) and General Rapporteur for the EU budget (2013). Since July 2014, he has served as Chairman of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament. He was Regional Minister for Agriculture and Forest in Sicily (2006-2009) and is a full Professor at the University of Catania. As a delegate of the Rector of the University of Catania, he started and co-ordinated the “European Office” working on European projects planning and management between 1994 and 2000. He has been responsible for several research projects (Sprint, Rittz, Fair) and has been named as expert evaluator of the 5th RTD Framework Programme. He is the author of many scientific papers and articles published in referred national and international journals.

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