Emma Bonino

Emma Bonino
Emma Bonino
  • Born: March 9, 1948
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Profession: Politician









Emma Bonino OMRI, CdrLH is an Italian politician, she is currently a Senator for Rome. She recently served as Minister of Foreign Affairs. Previously, she was a member of the European Parliament and a member of the Italian Senate. She served in the government of Italy as minister of international trade from 2006 to 2008. She is a leading member of the Italian Radicals, a political party which describes itself "liberale, liberista e libertario" (where liberista denotes economic liberalism and libertario a form of cultural liberalism concerning moral issues, with some ideological connection with historical left-libertarianism). She graduated in modern languages and literature from Bocconi University in Milan in 1972.

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Immigration problems have been solved nowhere in the world. Immigration & Emigration
In a democracy sometimes you go forwards and sometimes you go backward. Democracies & Republics
A woman must combine the role of mother, wife and politician.
Albania has to demonstrate that it is willing to be a reliable partner in the international community.
Drafting a constitution is only the first step. The constitution has to be granted legitimacy by open discussion and a fair, representative referendum.
I am now concerned with women's issues in a different way: women from Afghanistan, from Cambodia. Women
I am positive that flexibility is a feminine characteristic.
I felt that what is personal is political.
I mean to defend the rights of individuals in a liberal prospect.
I met the Radicals and we liked each other reciprocally.
I should have worried about taking responsibilities for which I was not ready.
I support the recommendations made by the International Crisis Group. The primary responsibility is for Kosovo Albanians to demonstrate that their treatment of minorities is adequate.
I think nowadays economic liberties are an explosive issue.
I thought there had to be something I could do because it seemed crazy that, in addition to the psychological tragedy each woman has to face, came also all the rest.
I was on leave from local and regional politics, as long as I was a Minister. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I was thrown into the Parliament right away. From 1976 to 1978 I was concerned with the abortion issue, later on with that of divorce.
I was very restless, but finally I found my way.
Kosovo's destiny is clearly to join the European Union at some point.
Macedonia's handling of ethnic relations and other issues is encouraging.
Men don't have as many difficulties and are more supported to combine the different aspects of their life. Life
My family had liberal positions. Families, Children & Parenting
My mother was a regular church-goer and was very tolerant.
My mother's studies stopped with the third year of primary school, my father with the first. They taught me a deep sense of duty. But nobody was involved in politics in my family. Families, Children & Parenting ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The EU should have consolidated its different presences and purposes in Kosovo earlier.
The fact remains; chauvinism is prevailing.
The individual couldn't find any attention in Italy.
The knowledge of languages was very useful. I have a university degree in foreign languages and literature. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
The speed of movement towards independence will depend on Kosovo demonstrating that it is capable of treating minorities well. We have not always seen that.
The two great cultural and political currents of Italy have always only been concerned with the masses.
We are aware of the strategic location of Kuwait, besides the stable region.
Women are clear-headed, they are more creative and for this reason, sometimes, also more fragile. Women
Women movements would form among the factory workers, a great mobilisation that destroyed the old models. Women