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Corina Crețu

European Commissioner for Regional and Urban Policy

Corina Crețu – Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu was born in Romania in 1967. She studied at the Academy of Economic Studies, Department of Cybernetics, graduating in 1989 After a successful career in journalism, Corina Crețu has joined politics. In 1996 she became a member of the Romanian Social Democratic Party and led its Media Relations department, during which the party was in the Opposition. In 2000, she became Spokesperson of the President of Romania and the Head of the Public Communication Department of the Presidency. In the same year she was elected Member of the Parliament in the Chamber of Deputies and later, in 2004, in the Senate. In 2005, she was part of the Romanian delegation to the European Parliament. She was elected Member of the European Parliament (sitting with the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats) in 2007. She was re-elected as MEP in 2009 and in 2014.