On November 4, 2004 he was nominated to take up the Justice portfolio in the Commission, in place of the controversial Rocco Buttiglione and his resignation from the Italian Government took effect on November 18. Deputy Prime Minister Gianfranco Fini succeeded him as Foreign Minister.
- Profile: Franco Frattini, BBC
- Italian government: official Franco Frattini biography
- Europa – Vice President Franco Frattini
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