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  • Increasing Europe's energy security by diversifying sources of energy imports and uniting Europe's negotiating power in talks with non-EU countries.
  • Selecting energy infrastructure projects to help establish a European Energy Union.
  • Proposing new EU laws and rules to implement the 2030 climate and energy framework and steering negotiations with the European Parliament and national governments.
  • Further developing an EU policy for renewable energy to make the EU the world leader in the sector.
  • Strengthening and promoting the Emissions Trading System, the flagship of EU climate policy.

Miguel Arias Cañete is part of the following Project Teams:

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Spanish nationality. Married with three children.

European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy
  • 2014-present
Member of the European Parliament
  • 2014
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • 2011-14
Member of the Administrative Board of Bami Newco, real estate company
  • 2009-2011
President of the Joint Committee of the European Union, Spanish Congress
  • 2008-11
President of Petrolífera Ducar S.L. and Petrologis Canarias S.L. management boards, oil companies
  • 2005-11
Executive Secretary for Economic and Employment Affairs, People's Party
  • 2004-08
Representative for Cádiz, Spanish Congress
  • 2004-08
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
  • 2000-04
State Attorney in Cádiz and Jerez de la Frontera
  • 1999-2000
Town Councillor in Jerez de la Frontera
  • 1994
Member of the European Parliament
  • 1986-99
Member of the regional parliament of Andalusia and Senator representing Cádiz
  • 1982-86
Civil Law Professor at the University of Jerez de la Frontera
  • 1979-82
State Attorney in Ceuta, Cádiz and Jerez de la Frontera
  • 1975-82
Degree in Law from the University Complutense, Madrid
  • 1971