Corina Crețu was born on June 24, 1967 in Bucharest; she is the European Commissioner for Regional Policy; her responsibilities include maximising the impact of cohesion funds to improve citizens’ daily lives, as well as ensuring those funds help create jobs and growth whilst making sure regional funds are spent according to the rules.
Prior to becoming an EU Commissioner she was a Member of the European Parliament where she chaired the Committee on Development and served as a Vice-President of the Parliament.
Corina Crețu studied at the Academy of Economic Studies, Faculty of Cybernetics, graduating in 1989.
She has worked as a journalist and political commentator for various Romanian newspapers before joining the Spokesperson’s office of the Cabinet of President of Romania and becoming Presidential Advisor, Presidential Spokesperson and Head of the Public Communication Department.
She is also a former Romanian MP and a former Romanian Senator.