LIVE Hearings today with Phil Hogan. The European Parliament tests Phil Hogan general competences, European commitment and specific expertise related to his portfolio. Phil Hogan is heard by the Committee on International Trade (INTA) of the European Parliament.
Who is Phil Hogan?
Philp Hogan is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development since November 2014. He previously served Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government from 2011 to 2014 and Minister of State at the Department of Finance from 1994 to 1995.
— Phil Hogan (@PhilHoganEU) September 10, 2019
Phil Hogan last responsibilities in EU Agriculture and Rural Development:
- 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 was part of the following Project Teams:
- Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
- Digital Single Market
- Energy Union
- Better Regulation and Interinstitutional Affairs
- Budget and Human Resources
After the hearing by the Committee on International Trade (INTA), the committee prepares an evaluation letter on the candidate. Parliament will vote on the new Commission as a whole on 23 October.
The team of European Commissioners – proposed by its President-elect Ursula von der Leyen – ‘shall be subject as a body to a vote of approval by the European Parliament’.
Before taking this vote, European Parliament committees conduct hearings with the proposed Commissioners in accordance with Parliament’s internal Rules of Procedure.