|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
|Content Type||News, Overview|
Reports, analyses and information on the appointment of Ireland's Phil Hogan as European Commissioner for Trade, in the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen.
Phil Hogan became one of several Commissioners to carry on as member of the College under the leadership of a new President of the European Commission. Previously holding portfolio relating to agriculture, the Irish politician was nominated by the national government in July 2019. Mr Hogan was formally announced on 9 September by the President of the European Commission. His portfolio was known on the following day, set to lead the Commission on trade matters. Media sources soon highlighted the fact that an Irishman was likely to lead negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) on a new trade relationship following the latter's EU withdrawal.
The relevant committees of the European Parliament held a hearing on September to assess Mr Hogan's capabilities to take on the trade portfolio. He was later approved as a candidate for the position.
|Subject Tags||European Commission|
|Countries / Regions||Ireland|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|