|Member of the European Parliament|
1 July 2014 – 2 July 2019
|Born||31 May 1946 (age 75)|
|The Other Europe (2014-2015)|
|Domestic partner||Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa (until his death; 2010)|
Barbara Spinelli (born 31 May 1946) is an Italian politician.
Barbara Spinelli is the daughter of federalist political theorist Altiero Spinelli and Ursula Hirschmann, who was a German-Jewish anti-fascist activist.
From 2014 to 2019, Spinelli served as a Member of the European Parliament, representing Central Italy.
Spinelli was elected to represent The Other Europe, but left the alliance in May 2015, after declaring it a "failed project". She is one of the founders of the newspaper La Repubblica.
Spinelli is a member of the Advisory Panel of DiEM25
She has three older maternal half-sisters (Silvia, Renata and Eva) from her mother's first marriage to Eugenio Colorni and two sisters (Diana and Sara). Her half-sister Eva Colorni, an economist, was married to a fellow Indian economist Amartya Sen from 1973 to her death in 1985. Another half-sister, Renata Colorni, is a translator.