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Pierre Moscovici
Pierre Moscovici
(French pronunciation: ​[piɛʁ.mɔs.kɔ.vi.si]; born 16 September 1957) is a French politician currently serving as the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs. Previously he served as a senior French politician, as Minister of Finance from 2012 to 2014 and as Minister for European Affairs between 1997 and 2002. Previously a member of the Trotskyist
group the Revolutionary Communist League, Moscovici joined the French Socialist Party (PS) in 1984 and has since that time been a member of the Departmental Council of Doubs
and of the French and European Parliaments. He has been National Secretary of his party since 1995. In May 2014 he was entrusted by the Prime Minister of France
with a six-month mission to assess how European policies can better contribute to growth and employment. In July 2014 French President Francois Hollande
Francois Hollande
proposed him to be France's representative in the next European Commission. In September 2014 he was named as European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs by President-elect of the European Commission
European Commission
Jean-Claude Juncker.


1 Biography

1.1 Early life and education 1.2 Early political career 1.3 Member of the European Parliament
European Parliament
and Minister delegate for European Affairs 1.4 Member of the French National Assembly and Minister for Finance and Economy 1.5 Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs

2 Political career

2.1 Governmental function 2.2 Electoral mandates

2.2.1 European Parliament 2.2.2 National Assembly of France 2.2.3 Regional Council 2.2.4 General Council 2.2.5 Municipal Council 2.2.6 Agglomeration community Council

3 Opinion 4 References 5 External links

Biography[edit] Early life and education[edit] Born in Paris, he is the son of the influential Romanian-Jewish social psychologist Serge Moscovici
Serge Moscovici
and of the Polish-Jewish psychoanalyst Marie Bromberg-Moscovici.[1] Pierre Moscovici
Pierre Moscovici
obtained a DEA in economics and in philosophy, and he graduated from Sciences Po Paris
and the École nationale d'administration - National School of Administration, where he studied under Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who became a friend and mentor in politics. He was a president of À gauche en Europe, a group founded by Strauss-Kahn and Michel Rocard
Michel Rocard
and also created his own group "Besoin de Gauche".[2] After graduating from the École nationale d'administration
École nationale d'administration
in 1984, Pierre Moscovici
Pierre Moscovici
was appointed to the Cour des comptes
Cour des comptes
- French Court of Audit -, of which he is currently a senior member. Early political career[edit] Initially active in the Revolutionary Communist League, he left in 1984 to join the PS and, in 1986, became secretary of the "experts' group" created by Claude Allègre. In 1988, he moved on to the Ministry for National Education in Minister Lionel Jospin’s cabinet, first as conseiller technique, then as chargé de mission. From 1990 to 1994, he headed the Public Service Modernisation and Financing Department at the Commissariat général du Plan - French Planning Office. Member of the European Parliament
European Parliament
and Minister delegate for European Affairs[edit] From 1994 to 1997, he was a Member of the European Parliament.[3] Elected to the French Parliament from the Doubs
département in 1997, he went on to become a Member of the Franche-Comté
Regional Council from 1998 to 2004, and of the Doubs
département General Council from 1994 to 2002. From 1997 to 2002, he was Minister delegate for European Affairs in the government of Lionel Jospin.[4] In 2002, he represented the French authorities at the Convention on the Future of Europe. On 20 July 2004, he was elected one of the 14 Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament
European Parliament
and was re-elected on 17 January 2007.[5] Member of the French National Assembly and Minister for Finance and Economy[edit] From 2007 to 2012, he has been a Member of the French National Assembly (4th constituency in the Doubs), serving on the Foreign Affairs Committee, and subsequently the Finance Committee. He has been Vice-president of the French National Assembly delegation for the European Union. He was President of the Pays de Montbéliard
Agglomération (PMA – Greater Montbéliard
Authority) from 2008 to 2012. In June 2012, he was re-elected to the National Assembly from the 4th constituency in the Doubs. Moscovici has been France's Minister for Finance and Economy[6] from May 2012 to April 2014.[7] He serves as a Member of the French National Assembly. In May 2014 he was entrusted by the Prime Minister of France
with a six-month mission to assess how European policies can better contribute to growth and employment.[8] In July 2014 French President Francois Hollande proposed him to be France's representative in the next European Commission.[9] Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs[edit] Pierre Moscovici
Pierre Moscovici
is the Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs. He is in charge of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact, as well as ensuring the economic soundness of Commission proposals and deepening the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union
European Union
to create the conditions for jobs, growth and investment, and encouraging further structural reforms. On taxation matters, Commissioner Moscovici is responsible for developing a value added tax system at EU level, improving the functioning of the internal market in both direct and indirect taxation and fighting tax fraud and tax evasion. His responsibilities also include the development and management of an efficient EU customs union.[10] Political career[edit] Governmental function[edit]

Minister of Economy and Finances, June 2012 – April 2014 Minister of Economy, Finances, and Foreign Trade, May 2012 – June 2012 Minister of European Affairs, 1997–2002.

Electoral mandates[edit] European Parliament[edit]

Member of European Parliament, 1994–1997 (elected in the National Assembly of France
in 1997, and became minister) 2004–2007 (Resignation, reelected member of the National Assembly of France
in 2007). Elected in 1994, reelected in 2004.

National Assembly of France[edit]

Member of the National Assembly of France
for Doubs, elected in 1997, but became minister in June) 2007–2012 (became minister in May).[clarification needed] Elected in 1997, reelected in 2007, 2012.

Regional Council[edit]

Regional councillor of Franche-Comté, 1998–2004.

General Council[edit]

General councillor of Doubs, 1994–2001.

Municipal Council[edit]

Municipal councillor of Valentigney, 2008-2014. Municipal councillor of Montbéliard, 1995–2008. Reelected in 2001.

Agglomeration community Council[edit]

President of the Agglomeration community of the Pays de Montbéliard, 2008–2012 (resignation). Member of the Agglomeration community of the Pays de Montbéliard, 2008-2014.

Opinion[edit] "We sincerely hope that Greece
remains in the eurozone", Moscovici said.[11] References[edit]

^ "Google Translate".  ^ "besoindegauche.fr".  ^ "Pierre MOSCOVICI".  ^ "DECRET du 4 JUIN 1997 RELATIF A LA COMPOSITION DU GOUVERNEMENT - Legifrance".  ^ "Directory".  ^ "Composition du Gouvernement - Le Gouvernement et les Institutions - Gouvernement.fr". Gouvernement.fr.  ^ "Profile: Hollande's government for France". BBC News.  ^ Le Point, magazine. "En bonne place pour Bruxelles, Moscovici hérite d'une mission parlementaire". Le Point.  ^ Ingrid Melander and Emmanuel Jarry (30 July 2014). "Moscovici says confident will have important economic role in EU Commission". Reuters.  ^ " European Commission
European Commission
President Juncker's Mission Letter to Pierre Moscovici" (PDF). ec.europa.eu.  ^ Don't violate the bailout deal, Europe
Online Magazine, 2012-05-04

External links[edit] Media related to Pierre Moscovici
Pierre Moscovici
at Wikimedia Commons

Personal blog

Political offices

Preceded by François Baroin Minister of Finance 2012–2014 Succeeded by Michel Sapin

Preceded by Michel Barnier French European Commissioner 2014–present Incumbent

Preceded by Jyrki Katainen as European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs 2014–present

Preceded by Algirdas Šemeta as European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud

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Finance Ministers of France


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Ayrault Cabinet

Jean-Marc Ayrault Laurent Fabius Vincent Peillon Christiane Taubira Pierre Moscovici Marisol Touraine Cécile Duflot Manuel Valls Nicole Bricq Arnaud Montebourg Michel Sapin Jean-Yves Le Drian Aurélie Filippetti Geneviève Fioraso Najat Vallaud-Belkacem Stéphane Le Foll Marylise Lebranchu Victorin Lurel Valérie Fourneyron Philippe Martin

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Juncker Commission
Juncker Commission

Vytenis Andriukaitis Andrus Ansip2 Dimitris Avramopoulos Elżbieta Bieńkowska Violeta Bulc Miguel Arias Cañete Corina Crețu Valdis Dombrovskis2 Mariya Gabriel4 Kristalina Georgieva24 Johannes Hahn Jonathan Hill3 Phil Hogan Věra Jourová Julian King3 Jean-Claude Juncker1 Jyrki Katainen2 Cecilia Malmström Neven Mimica Carlos Moedas Federica Mogherini2 Pierre Moscovici Tibor Navracsics Günther Oettinger Maroš Šefčovič2 Christos Stylianides Marianne Thyssen Frans Timmermans2 Karmenu Vella Margrethe Vestager

1 = President. 2 = Vice President. 3 = King replaced Hill on 19 September 2016. 4 = Gabriel has been nominated to replace Georgieva.

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European Commissioners for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro

Robert Marjolin Raymond Barre Wilhelm Haferkamp François-Xavier Ortoli Henning Christophersen Yves-Thibault de Silguy Pedro Solbes Joaquín Almunia Siim Kallas Joaquín Almunia Olli Rehn Siim Kallas
Siim Kallas
(Acting) Jyrki Katainen Pierre Moscovici

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President: Centeno

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Draghi (European Central Bank) Moscovici (European Commission) Vijlbrief (Council of the European Union)

European Union
European Union

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Party of European Socialists
Party of European Socialists

European Parliament
European Parliament
group: Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats


Member states


Member parties (non-EU)


Associated parties (EU)


Associated parties (non-EU)


Observer parties (EU)

LSDSP Saskaņa

Observer parties (non-EU)

PS ARF ESDP/الديمقراطي GD HaAvoda/העבודה Meretz/מרצ PDM USPT CTP Fatah/فتح PSD FDTL


Wilhelm Dröscher Robert Pontillon Joop den Uyl Vítor Constâncio Guy Spitaels Willy Claes Rudolf Scharping Robin Cook Poul Nyrup Rasmussen Sergei Stanishev

Presidents in the European Parliament

Guy Mollet Hendrik Fayat Pierre Lapie Willi Birkelbach Käte Strobel Francis Vals Georges Spénale Ludwig Spénale Ernest Glinne Rudi Arndt Jean-Pierre Cot Pauline Green Enrique Barón Crespo Martin Schulz Hannes Swoboda Gianni Pittella

European Commissioners

Vytenis Andriukaitis
Vytenis Andriukaitis
(Health and Food Safety) Corina Crețu
Corina Crețu
(Regional Policy) Neven Mimica (International Cooperation and Development) Federica Mogherini
Federica Mogherini
(Foreign Affairs and Security Policy) Pierre Moscovici
Pierre Moscovici
(Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs) Maroš Šefčovič
Maroš Šefčovič
(Energy Union) Frans Timmermans
Frans Timmermans
(Rule of Law and Charter of Fundamental Rights) Karmenu Vella
Karmenu Vella
(Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries)

Heads of government

Paolo Gentiloni
Paolo Gentiloni
(Italy) Joseph Muscat
Joseph Muscat
(Malta) António Costa
António Costa
(Portugal) Robert Fico
Robert Fico
(Slovakia) Stefan Löfven
Stefan Löfven

Authority control

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