Pierre Moscovici

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Pierre Moscovici
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Minister of Finance
In office
16 May 2012 – 2 April 2014
Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault
Preceded by François Baroin
Succeeded by Michel Sapin
Personal details
Born (1957-09-16) 16 September 1957 (age 56)
Paris, France
Political party Revolutionary Communist League (Before 1984)
Socialist Party (1984–present)
Domestic partner Marie-Charline Pacquot
Alma mater Institute of Political Studies, Paris
National School of Administration, Strasbourg

Pierre Moscovici (French pronunciation: ​[piɛʁ.mɔs.kɔ.vi.si] ; born September 16, 1957) is a French politician who served in the government of France as Minister of Finance from 2012 to 2014. Previously he was Minister for European Affairs from 1997 to 2002. A member of the French Socialist Party (PS), he has 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.


Born in Paris, he is the son of the influential Romanian-Jewish social psychologist Serge Moscovici and of the psychoanalyst Marie Bromberg-Moscovici.[1]

He has been sharing his life with Marie-Charline Pacquot,[2] a philosophy student,[3] since 2008.

Pierre Moscovici obtained a DEA in economics and in philosophy, and he graduated from Sciences Po Paris and the École nationale d'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 and also created his own group "Besoin de Gauche".

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.

From 1997 to 2002, he was Minister for European Affairs in the government of Lionel Jospin. On 20 July 2004, he was elected one of the 14 Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament and was re-elected on 17 January 2007.[4]

Moscovici has been France's Minister of Finance and Economics[5] since 16 May 2012.[6]

Political career[edit]

Governmental function

Minister of Economy, Finances, and Foreign Trade : Since May 2012

Minister of European Affairs : 1997-2002.

Electoral mandates

European Parliament

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

Member of the National Assembly of France for Doubs : Elected in 1997, but became minister in June) / 2007-2012 (Became minister in may). Elected in 1997, reelected in 2007, 2012.

Regional Council

Regional councillor of Franche-Comté : 1998-2004.

General Council

General councillor of Doubs : 1994-2001.

Municipal Council

Municipal councillor of Valentigney : Since 2008.

Municipal councillor of Montbéliard : 1995-2008. Reelected in 2001.

Agglomeration community Council

President of the Agglomeration community of the Pays de Montbéliard : 2008-2012 (Resignation).

Member of the Agglomeration community of the Pays de Montbéliard : Since 2008.


"We sincerely hope that Greece remains in the eurozone", Moscovici said.[7]


Political offices
Preceded by
François Baroin
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Michel Sapin