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Italian journalist, writer and politicianwd:Q3634690
country of citizenship:
native language: Italian
language of expression: Italian
occupation: journalist, writer, politician
award received: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
position held: member of the European Parliament
Barbara Spinelli (born 31 May 1946) is an Italian politician.
Barbara Spinelli is the daughter of federalist political theorist Altiero Spinelli and Ursula Hirschmann, who was a German-Jewish anti-fascist activist.
Since July 2014, Spinelli has served as a Member of the European Parliament, representing Central Italy.Spinelli was elected to represent The Other Europe, but left the alliance in May 2015, after declaring it a "failed project". She is one of the founders of the newspaper La Repubblica.Spinelli is a member of the Advisory Panel of DiEM25
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