Roberto Menia


Roberto Menia (born 3 December 1961 in Pieve di Cadore, Veneto) is an Italian politician.

Roberto Menia
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
15 April 1994  14 March 2013
ConstituencyFriuli-Venezia Giulia
Personal details
Born (1961-12-03) 3 December 1961 (age 59)
Pieve di Cadore, Italy
NationalityItalian
Political partyItalian Social Movement
(Until 1995)
National Alliance
(1995–2008)
The People of Freedom
(2008–2010)
Future and Freedom
(2010–2015)
National Action
(2015–2017)
National Movement for Sovereignty
(2017–2019)
Brothers of Italy
(from 2019)
ProfessionPolitician, journalist

Biography


Roberto Menia has a law degree and he is a publicist journalist.

Son of an istrian exile of Buje, who moved to Trieste after the war, Menia began his political activity in the youth organization of the Italian Social Movement, under the leadership of Almerigo Grilz.

In 1994 Menia was elected for the first time to the Chamber of Deputies and he was re-confirmed as deputy until 2013.

In 2004 Menia was the first promoter of the law which established 10 February as Day of Remembrance dedicated to the martyrs of Foibe.[1]

On 12 May 2008 he was appointed Undersecretary for the Environment in the Berlusconi IV Cabinet. On 21 March 2009, in the last Congress of National Alliance, Menia was the only one to vote against the dissolution of the party and its merge into The People of Freedom. In 2010, he left the PdL and he resignes as Undersecretary to follow Gianfranco Fini into his new party, Future and Freedom.

In the 2013 general election he was again candidated into the list of FLI, but the party didn't pass the electoral threshold and he wasn't re-elected. After the electoral failure, Fini resigned as President of FLI and Menia was appointed Regent Coordinator of the party.[2]

In 2017, Menia was appointed Deputy Secretary of the National Movement for Sovereignty.

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