|Born||9 May 1940|
|Political party||Socialist Party (Before 1981)|
Independent Left (1983–1991)
Democratic Party of the Left
Democrats of the Left
Democratic Party (2007–present)
He was also president of "Astrid", a think-tank specialising in the study of institutional and administrative reform. As a member of the administrative council of the ENA, in 2007 he was called by Nicolas Sarkozy to take part in the Commission pour la libération de la croissance française, presided over by Jacques Attali and designed to reform France's administration. He is a member of Italy-USA Foundation.
Also, he is on the advisory board of the Official and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) where he is regularly involved in meetings regarding the financial and monetary system.
- Hine, David; Vassallo, Salvatore; Cattaneo, Istituto Carlo (2000). The return of politics. Berghahn Books. p. 139. ISBN 978-1-57181-798-3. Retrieved 6 April 2011.
- Franco Bassanini, after a meeting with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, declared that deregulation is a war that you never wins ( ... ) my job is to simplify, deregulate and delegify, but almost all my Cabinet colleagues do the opposite. It is a canvas of Penelope, but if I had not solved by night the complications that they write during the day, we would end up swamped by a kind of impenetrable legislative jungle: Buonomo, Giampiero (2012). "Liberalizzazioni: a cosa non si è pensato". Golem informazione. – via Questia (subscription required)
- Bassanini, Franco. "Advisory Board". OMFIF. Retrieved 19 July 2015.