Charlie McCreevy

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Charlie McCreevy
Occupation Commissioner for the internal market and services
Employer European Commission
Location Brussels, Belgium

Charlie McCreevy is a member of the European Commission, responsible for the internal market and services, which includes oversight of financial services, regulated professions and auditing and accounting.

McCreevy, an Irish national and career politician - including seven years as finance minister - oversees the implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid) in the European Union.


Martin Power, head of cabinet; Nathalie de Basaldua; deputy head of cabinet; Martin Merlin, member with responsibility for Directorate H (Financial institutions) and Unit G1 (Financial Services Policy).


McCreevy was elected to the Irish parliament in 1977, and first took office as minister for social welfare in February 1992 through January 1993. He was minister for tourism and trade (1993-1994) and minister for finance from June 1997 to September 2004. He resigned his seat in 2004 to become Ireland's European Commissioner[1].


He was educated at University College Dublin (B. Comm), and is a chartered accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.


  1. Official Biography. European Commission.

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