Paolo Guzzanti

Paolo Guzzanti (August 1 1940) is an Italian journalist and politician. He was previously a member of the Italian Socialist Party.


Born in Rome, is the nephew of Elio Guzzanti and father to actors Corrado, Sabina and Caterina.

As a journalist he worked for "L'Avanti!", "La Repubblica" (of which he was co-founder) and "La Stampa". He also hosted the first season of TV show "Chi l'ha visto?". Currently he is vice-director of Paolo Berlusconi's "Il Giornale" and editorialist for "Panorama", also owned by Berlusconi.

He was elected to the Italian Parliament for Forza Italia. From 2002 to 2006 he was president of the Mitrokhin Commission, a parliamentary commission which was entrusted of investigations about the role of KGB in Italy. The commission, since the very beginning, received heavy criticism"L'Unità" newspaper of the former Italian left-wing Party "Democratici di sinistra", December 1, 2006.] as it was pointed out that its main role seemed only that to discredit the former Italian Communist Party. According to an interview of former KGB agent Yevgeny Limarev published on "La Repubblica"Reuters, November 28 2006 [] ] , Italian left-winged politicians to be discredited included Romano Prodi, Massimo D'Alema and Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio. The commission was closed in 2006 without any concrete result given.

December 1 2006 Italian Mario Scaramella, a contact of dead ex-spy "Alexander Litvinenko", tests positive for polonium-210. Mr Scaramella is involved in an Italian parliamentary inquiry into KGB activity and was sufficiently worried by the contents of an e-mail to ask for advice from Mr Litvinenko. The e-mail said that he, Mr Litvinenko and an Italian senator, Paolo Guzzanti, were possible targets for assassination BBC ] .


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