Party affiliation: European People's Party. Christian Democrats Party
Regional and municipal government. Mayor, Naples; Italian Christian Democrats Party local, provincial and regional posts. Member of the European Parliament, since 1989.
Member, Budgets Committee, 1989-: Substitute, Legal Affairs and Citizens’ Rights Committee, since 1989. Substitute, Social Affairs, Employment and Working Environment Committee, since 1989. Member, Japan Delegation, since 1989.