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Paolo De Castro Portrait

Paolo De Castro served three terms as Minister for Agriculture for his home country and was vice-president of the Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food Production in the Senate of the Italian Republic. Between 2000 and 2002 he was also special advisor to the president of the European Commission, Prof. Romano Prodi. Paolo De Castro has been a member of the European Parliament since July 2009. He chaired the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development from 2009 to 2014, leading the European Parliament’s negotiating team during the whole reform process of the Common Agricultural Policy for the 2014/2020 period.