Monica Frassoni born Veracruz, Mexico September 10, 1963. Secretary General of Young European Federalists, 1985-87. Italian member of European Parliament, 1999-2009; co-chair European Green Party/European Free Alliance, 2009-. Opponent of nuclear weapons; proponent of nonviolence.
"After the experience the World has had in Iraq, we stress the need to better co-ordinate peace efforts with the United Nations. The UN should be reformed to become an efficient instrument for peace and disarmament. Unilateral action and pre-emptive war strategies—as promoted by the United States—have proved to be a recipe for disaster." (EurActiv, Dec. 14, 2013; photo europeangreens.edu)