Pierre Moscovici, France's Commissioner-designate for Economic and Financial Affairs, had his confirmation hearing at the European Parliament on 2 October 2014.
Mr Moscovici stated that “all countries, large or small” should be treated as equals when it comes to reducing their deficits. Many MEPs questioned whether the former French economy and finance minister would be tough enough in applying EU rules to his own country.
The French Commissioner-designate was asked to submit written questions to MEPs following his hearing. On 14 October, Mr Moscovici was called to an interview by the French parliament, during which he had to play a careful balance between his current role as a member of the French parliament and his future role as a European Commissioner.
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