Contact

Address:

European Commission

Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200

1049 1049 Brussels

Belgium

Press contact

Media enquiries should be directed to the European Commission press service.

Responsibilities

  • 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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European Parliament hearings

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Team

Miguel Arias Cañete's team supports him in his daily work.
Team page

Agenda

Appointments and meetings

Mon 30 May

Agenda

Receives Mr. Peiman Seadat, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the EU, Belgium and Luxembourg, in Brussels

With: Miguel Arias Cañete
Tue 31 May

Agenda

Receives Mr Wilhelm Molterer, Managing Director European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)

With: Miguel Arias Cañete

Biography

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