Raniero Vanni d'Archirafi

Raniero Vanni d'Archirafi (born 7 June 1931) is a former Italian diplomat.[1]

Raniero Vanni d'Archirafi
Born (1931-06-07) 7 June 1931 (age 89)
Alma materUniversity of Rome
OccupationBureaucrat and diplomat

Early life and educationEdit

D'Archirafi was born in Geneva on 7 June 1931.[2] He has a bachelor's degree in law from the University of Rome. In 1954, he received a PhD in law.[2]


D'Archirafi began his career at the ministry of foreign affairs in 1956.[2] In 1957, he served at the Italian embassy in Munich. He became representative of Italy to the European Economic Community (ECC) in Brussel in 1961.[2] From 1966 to 1969, he worked at the Italian embassy in Buenos Aires. He was Italian ambassador to Spain (1984-1987) and to the Federal Republic of Germany (1987-1989). Then he began to serve as general director of economic affairs at the government led by Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti in 1989. He then became general director of political affairs in 1991.[3] He served as a member of the European Commission from 1993 to 1995.[3] During this period, he was the European commissioner for internal market and services together with Martin Bangemann.[3][4] D'Archirafi was responsible for enterprise policy as commissioner.[5] He left politics after completing his tenure at the commission in January 1995. He is one of the EuropEFE Board of Directors.[3]


In 1994, D'Archirafi was awarded the Robert Schuman medal.[6]


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  5. ^ Roger Trapp (22 May 1994). "Finance: Quick fix slows down UK firms: An aversion to loans may be threatening the growth of small and medium sized companies". The Independent. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Robert Schuman Medal" (PDF). EPP Group. Retrieved 4 September 2012.[permanent dead link]