Elected European Deputy in 1989 and re-elected in 1994. He was chairman of the Commission for Regional Policy, Vice President of the Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries and the Gulf States, a member of the Commission on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy, the Delegation for relations with the United States and the Delegation for relations with the countries of South America.
Created in Genoa the center “InEuropa” and the “Casa America” Foundation of which he is president.
Author of many essays and books: “Waiting for a Veronica. Stories between America and Europe“,”Generation rebel-notebooks found“, “The Years of Lead – Terrorism between Genoa, Milan and Turin“.