European Interest

European Elections: Former ministers run outside their own countries

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Former minister Sandro Gozi runs for the EU Parliament with La République en marche.

Former Italian EU minister Sandro Gozi is 22nd on the European Election list for the French governing party La République en marche, in France. Gozi served as undersecretary for foreign affairs in the governments of Matteo Renzi and Paolo Gentiloni (22 February 2014 – 1 June 2018).

He joins the likes of Greece’s former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, candidate in Germany (Demokratie in EuropaDiem 25), and former Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Rostowski, candidate in the UK (Change UK), in an election first of former government members who are running outside their own countries.

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