David Borrelli (politician)
|Chair of Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy|
20 October 2014 – 16 January 2017
Serving with Nigel Farage
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Member of the European Parliament for North-East Italy|
Assumed office |
25 May 2014
28 April 1971 (age 47)|
|Political party||Five Star Movement|
David Borrelli (born 28 April 1971) is an Italian politician formerly of the Five Star Movement (M5S) MEP since 2014 and co-President of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group until 16 January 2017.
In 2005 Borrelli started the Meetup group "Grilli Treviso", which later merged into the M5S.
In 2010 Borrelli ran for regional elections in Veneto, gathering 80.000 votes (3.16%) but was not elected.
In March 2014 Borrelli received 501 preferences at that online selections for M5S candidate MEPs. He was then elected to the European Parliament in the 2014 European election from North-East Italy with 26,090 preference votes.
He is a member of the European Parliament committees for International Trade (INTA) and for Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), as well as of the European Parliament's Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries, with South Africa, and of the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean.
He is a member of Rousseau Association which is responsible for the management of the core operating system of the Movement and he is responsible for LEX Europe, a piece of software for Rousseau OS that allows M5S supporters to propose amendments to the European legislation.
On 13 February 2018, Borrelli left the M5S and joined the Non-Inscrits group in the European Parliament.
- David Borrelli (in Italian) Beppegrillo.it (Archived at Webcitation)
- Vittorio Malagutti and Andrea Palladino (2 April 2014) L'ascesa di David Borrelli, da pizzaiolo a candidato 5 Stelle e imprenditore (in Italian) L'Espresso
- Risultati Europee 2014: Borghezio, Pittella, Fitto, Matera e gli altri (in Italian) Huffington Post. Retrieved 26 June 2014