Pierre Moscovici, European commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation, and customs, presented the speech "The European Economy: Ongoing Recovery and Policy Challenges" at the Peterson Institute for International Economics on April 14, 2016.
Commissioner Moscovici was appointed to his current post in 2014. Previously he had served as France's minister of finance since 2012. He was a member of the French National Assembly from 2007 to 2012 and again in 2014. He also has served twice in the European Parliament, as a member from 1994 to 1997 and then as vice-president during 2004–07. From 1997 to 2002 he was France's minister for European affairs.