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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

Mon 29 May


Mr Phil Hogan receives Mr Krzysztof Jurgiel, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Poland.

With: Phil Hogan
Mon 29 May


Mr Phil Hogan receives Mr Ruairí Quinn, Chairperson of the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), and Mr Barry Andrews, Director General of (IIEA).

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