Italy to probe anti-Semite blacklist blog

ROME, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Italian officials Friday ordered in investigation of an Internet blog that "blacklisted" a group of 162 Jewish university professors.

Italian mobsters arrested for six killings

SAN LUCA, Italy, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Four alleged mobsters were arrested Tuesday for the gangland killing of six rival clan members, the latest chapter in a 16-year Italian mafia feud.

Alleged Mafia boss arrested in Naples

NAPLES, Italy, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Italian authorities have arrested an alleged Mafia boss, considered one of Italy's most dangerous fugitives.

Bloody aftermath to Rome soccer riots

ROME, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Weekend soccer riots in Rome injured at least 40 police officers as an investigation was launched Monday into a fan's shooting death by a policeman.

Italian police bust Islamist bomb school

PERUGIA, Italy, July 21 (UPI) -- Police in Italy say they uncovered a bomb school for Islamist militants and arrested three suspects in a raid on a mosque in Perugia.

Amato says wife beating is Sicilian custom

ROME, July 11 (UPI) -- Italy's interior minister found himself in hot water for calling wife beating "a Sicilian-Pakistani tradition."

Italy would outlaw buying sex

ROME, May 25 (UPI) -- Buying sex would be a crime in Italy under a proposal targeting prostitution from Interior Minister Giuliano Amato.

11 alleged bombers arrested in Sardinia

CAGLIARI, Italy, July 11 (UPI) -- Police on the Italian island of Sardinia say raids Tuesday crippled two separatist groups responsible for 30 bombings.

Prodi names next Italian cabinet

ROME, May 17 (UPI) -- Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi has announced his 25-member cabinet, a mixture of the nine-party coalition he led to victory in national elections.
Giuliano Amato
WAX2000072406 - 22 JULY 2000 - NAGO, OKINAWA, JAPAN: The leaders of the G8 countries wave during a group photo in Nago, Japan, July 22. From left to right: Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amato, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Bill Clinton, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, French President Jacques Chirac, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and European Commission President Romano Prodi. jr/HO UPI

Giuliano Amato (born 13 May 1938 in Turin) is an Italian politician. He was Prime Minister of Italy twice, first from 1992 to 1993 and then from 2000 to 2001. He was more recently Vice President of the Convention on the Future of Europe that drafted the new European Constitution and headed the Amato Group. He is commonly nicknamed dottor Sottile, (which means both "Dr. Thin" and "Doctor Subtilis", a joke about both his physical thinness and his political insightfulness). From 2006 to 2008, he was the Minister of the Interior in Romano Prodi's government.

Born in Turin, Amato grew up in Tuscany. He received a first degree in law from the University of Pisa in 1960, while attending the prestigious Collegio Medico-Giuridico, now Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, and a masters degree in comparative law from Columbia University in 1963. After teaching at the Universities of Modena, Perugia and Florence, he worked as professor of Italian and Comparative Constitutional Law at the University of Rome La Sapienza from 1975 to 1997.

Amato began his political career in 1958, when he joined the Italian Socialist Party. He was a Member of Parliament from 1983 to 1993. He was Undersecretary of State to the Prime Minister's office from 1983 to 1987, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Treasury from 1987 to 1988, then again Treasury Minister, from 1988 to 1989.

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