Enrico Rossi (politician)
|7th President of Tuscany|
Assumed office |
30 March 2010
|Preceded by||Claudio Martini|
|Mayor of Pontedera|
25 August 1958|
Bientina, Pisa, Italy
Italian Communist Party|
Democratic Party of the Left
Democrats of the Left
|Alma mater||University of Pisa|
Enrico Rossi was born in Bientina, on 25 August 1958. He was educated in secondary school focusing on humanities in Pontedera. In 1982, aged 24, he was graduated in philosophy to the University of Pisa with a thesis on Ágnes Heller.
In 1985, he wrote for the Il Tirreno and joined in the Italian Communist Party. In the same time, he became assessor and deputy mayor of Pontedera. In 1990, Rossi was elected mayor of Pontedera. He was re-elected in 1994, and during his second term, Rossi fought against the move of the Piaggio from Pontedera to Nusco. In 2000, he was elected regional councillor for the Democrats of the Left and appointed as assessor to healthcare in the Claudio Martini Administration. During The Olive Tree primary elections on 20 February 2005, he was the most votated in all Tuscany. In 2005, he was reconfirmed as regional councillor and assessor of healthcare.
President of Tuscany
In 2009, the Democratic Party approved at unanimity his candidacy as President of Tuscany. His coalition, Democratic Tuscany (Italian: Toscana Democratica, TD), included the Democratic Party itself, Italy of Values, Left Ecology Freedom and the Federation of the Left.
In the Tuscan election of 2010, Rossi won with 59.7% of votes. In Tuscan election of 2015, he was re-elected as President with 48.1% of votes. He's healthcare program was also praised by Giulio Tremonti, a political opposer.
In June 2011, Rossi launched Giovanisì ("Yes Youngs"). The program, cost €400 million and advantaged 100,000 youngs, comprised right to education, help to vocational education, civil service, credits to specialization studies and contribution to pay the rent.
From June 2011 to February 2014, there were 14,251 interships, 5,637 announcement for houses accepted, 4,000 projects to civil service, 1,500 young business financed, 80,000 benefits of scholarships. The European Commissioner László Andor acclaimed the Rossi's program, based on a similar European project.
The program Solidary Tuscany ("Toscana Solidale") was created for a war on poverty, to support the more poor families and workers. The program include a baby bonus of €700 for infant, €700 for disabled children, €700 annual for numerous families, €3,000 of credit for occasional workers and a found to release guaranties for a home's buy.
Enrico Rossi launched a cut of the public spending. From the 2011 he has the lowest pay between the Presidents of Region in Italy, like his assessorsn and the regional councillors. In May 2012, the "blue cars" (free public car of the Italian politicians) have been sell, and there are buy Fiat Punto cars on methane, the regional officeholders travel in second class with trains, low cost with airplanes and from 2009 was reduced of 60% the spending of the Rossi Administration and staff. In 2011 the regional councillors decreased from 65 to 55 and the assessors from 14 to 10. From the 2015, the life annuity is abolished.
Frequently, Rossi ask for a better public transports, mainly of the trains. He asked to the central government to not renew the Trenitalia's contract, but launched a European tender. Rossi exposed to the public the hardly conditions of the trains, and claimed for a better public founding.
In 2013, Rossi created a new waste plan, with the proposal to realize the 70% of waste sorting until 2020, without new waste plants.
- "Maltempo: il presidente Rossi chiede soldi alla Protezione civile per Lucca e Massa Carrara". Toscana TV. 2 January 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
- "Elezioni regionali 2005 - Toscana". La Repubblica. 2005.
- "Regione, Rossi candidato unico. Il Pd ufficializza il suo leader". Il Tirreno. November 19, 2009.
- Francesca Padula (August 26, 2008). "Tremonti taglia la sanità che elogia". L'Unità.
- "Ue: Andor, i giovani sono una priorita', favorire mobilita' europea". Libero. June 24, 2014.
- Enrico Rossi (March 15, 2013). "Visto che qualcuno mi chiedeva qual è il mio stipendio lo ripubblico con piacere…". Il Signor Rossi.
- "Rossi rinuncia all'auto blu: viaggerà su una Punto 1400 a metano". Il Tirreno. May 2, 2012.
- "Manovra regionale, chi ha di più pagherà di più. E poi via i vitalizi, meno consiglieri e assessori". PD Toscana. 2012.
- "Toscana, l'appello di Rossi al Governo: "Metteteci in grado di fare la gara per il trasporto su ferro"". La Nazione. January 11, 2014.
- "Enrico Rossi in treno insieme ai pendolari sulla Montevarchi-Firenze". Il Tirreno. December 4, 2013.
- Alfredo De Girolamo (September 26, 2013). "Piano dei rifiuti. La necessità di fare uno sforzo di visione". La Repubblica.
- "Toscana, la Regione vara il piano paesaggistico: "Stop agli ecomostri", tutelate 365 aree". La Nazione. January 20, 2014.