This file picture taken on March 10, 2010 shows former European Commission president Romano Prodi smiling during an interview in Shanghai. Italy's centre-left said on April 19, 2013 it would back former prime minister Romano Prodi for president in a move likely to spark a fierce battle with the centre-right and dim hopes of an end any time soon to the two-month deadlock on forming a new government. AFP PHOTO / FILES / PHILIPPE LOPEZ
Crédito: PHILIPPE LOPEZ
Romano Prodi, Special Envoy to Sahel appointed by the U.N. attends the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2013 in New York City.
Crédito: John Berry
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his Special Envoy to Sahel, Romano Prodi attend the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2013 in New York City.
Crédito: John Berry
Romano Prodi and wife arrive at the Quirinale Palace to attend the Annual Party hosted by Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano on May 31, 2011 in Rome, Italy.
Crédito: Giorgio Cosulich
Romano Prodi, Italian politician and the 10th President of the European Commission, speaks during the 2010 CCTV Annual China Economic Forum at China World Hotel on January, 2011 in Beijing, China. This year's topic of the 2010 CCTV Annual China Economic Forum is 'China's changing in global change'.
Italian ex Premier Romano Prodi votes on February 24, 2013 in Bologna, Italy. Italians are heading to the polls today to vote in the elections, as the country remains in the grip of economic problems. Pier Luigi Bersani's centre-left alliance is believed to be a few points ahead of the centre-right bloc led by ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Crédito: Roberto Serra - Iguana Press
Italian journalist and author Eugenio Scalfari (L) meets Romano Prodi former Prime Minister of Italian Government during the presentation of his latest book 'La Passione dell'Etica' at Stabat Mater Archiginnasio on December 11, 2012 in Bologna, Italy.