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Mairead McGuinness

COMMISSIONER (2020-2024)  

  • Mairead McGuinness
    Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union

    Email: cab-mcguinness-contactatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (cab-mcguinness-contact[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

    Address: Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

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  • Preserving and improving financial stability, protecting savers and investors and ensuring the flow of capital to where it is needed.
  • Leading the work on completing the Banking Union, notably by finalising the common backstop to the Single Resolution Fund and agreeing on a European Deposit Insurance Scheme.
  • Expediting the work on the Capital Markets Union to diversify sources of finance for companies and tackle the barriers to the flow of capital.
  • Developing further the green financing strategy to support the implementation of the European Green Deal.
  • Proposing a FinTech Strategy to support new digital technologies in our financial system.
  • Developing a new private-public fund specialising in initial public offerings for small and medium enterprises.
  • Developing a new, comprehensive approach to fighting money laundering and the financing of terrorist activities.
  • Ensuring a common approach with Member States on cryptocurrencies.
  • Securing Europe’s resilience to extraterritorial sanctions by third countries, including by proper enforcement of sanctions imposed by the EU.

Mission letter

President von der Leyen's mission letter to Mairead McGuiness


European Parliament hearings

2 OCTOBER 2020
Mairead McGuinness' answers to the European Parliament questionnaire


Mairead McGuinness' team supports her in her daily task

My team

Media Gallery



Meeting with a delegation of the Irish Seanad Select Committee on Scrutiny of Draft EU-related Statutory Instruments
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Mairead McGuinness
Meeting, via videoconference, with Mr Philippe Wahl, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of La Poste Group
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Mairead McGuinness


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  1. 2020 - present
    European Commissioner for financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
  2. 2017 - 2020
    First Vice-President of the European Parliament
  3. 2014-2017
    Vice-President of the European Parliament
  4. 2004 - 2020
    Member of the European Parliament
  5. 2004-2020
    Member of Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, European Parliament
  6. 2009-2020
    Member of Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, European Parliament
  7. 2013-2014
    Vice-Chair, EPP Group, European Parliament
  8. 2002 - 2004
    Chair, Consumer Liaison Panel, Department for Agriculture and Food, Ireland
  9. 1980 - 2004
    Journalist, broadcaster and commentator
Mairead McGuinness' biography


Declaration of interests

26 FEBRUARY 2024
Declaration of interests - Mairead McGuinness