In 2018, he was appointed Italy’s special representative to the OSCE for unrecognized Transnistria.
Franco Frattini. Photo: The Truth Archive
Former Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini has died at the age of 66, according to the Corriere della Sera newspaper.
Frattini, who since January of this year was president of Italy’s Council of State, had been ill for some time. He died at the Gemelli clinic in Rome, where he had previously been hospitalized.
Frattini was the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs in Silvio Berlusconi’s government from 2002 to 2004 and from 2008 to 2011. In addition, he was President of the Council of State and held several ministerial posts in Lamberto Dini’s cabinet (1995-1996 ).
From 2004 to 2008, Frattini was European Commissioner and Vice-President of the European Commission. In 2018, he was appointed Italy’s special representative to the OSCE for unrecognized Transnistria.