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  • Ensuring that EU agricultural and rural development policies promote growth, investment and new jobs.
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of EU spending on agriculture and rural development.
  • Identifying how European agriculture can be more energy efficient and can lower its carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Examining ways to simplify direct payments for farmers.

Phil Hogan is part of the following Project Teams:

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European Parliament hearings

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Phil Hogan's team supports him in his daily work.
Team page


Appointments and meetings

Sun 22 Jan


Commissioner Hogan in Berlin, Germany: participates in the G20 Agricultural Ministers Meeting.

With: Phil Hogan
Tue 24 Jan


Commissioner Phil Hogan receives Mr Nicos Kouyialis, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment of Cyprus.

With: Phil Hogan


Irish nationality.

European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
  • 2014-present
Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government
  • 2011-14
President of the Council of EU Environment Ministers
  • 2013
Chairman of the European People's Party of Environment Ministers
  • 2012-14
National Director of Elections for the Fine Gael party
  • 2010-11
Fine Gael Director of Organisation
  • 2002-2007
Chairman of Kilkenny County Council
  • 1998
Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Group
  • 1995-2001
Minister of State at the Department of Finance
  • 1994-95
Member of Dáil Éireann (Lower House of Parliament)
  • 1989
Member of Seanad Éreann (Upper House of Parliament)
  • 1987-89
Chairman of Kilkenny County Council
  • 1985
Established and subsequently directed an insurance and real estate business
  • 1983
Managed the family farm
  • 1981-83
Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Geography, University College Cork
  • 1981