Appointment of Phil Hogan as European Commissioner for Trade

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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.

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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.

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Commentary and Analysis
Politico, 10/09/2019: EU’s trade pick is no fan of Brexit https://www.politico.eu/article/eus-trade-pick-is-no-fan-of-brexit/
BBC News, 12/09/2019: Phil Hogan: The ex-farmer leading trade negotiations for the EU https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49663525
ECFR: Commentary, 13/09/2019: Tricks of the trade https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_tricks_of_the_trade
EPRS: Briefing, September 2019: Hearings of the Commissioners-designate: Phil Hogan – Trade https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2019)642190

News
The Irish Times, 09/09/2019: Phil Hogan in line for trade portfolio at European Commission https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/phil-hogan-in-line-for-trade-portfolio-at-european-commission-1.4011712
ITV News, 10/09/2019: Ireland's Phil Hogan nominated as trade negotiator by European Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen https://www.itv.com/news/2019-09-10/ireland-s-phil-hogan-nominated-as-trade-negotiator-by-european-commission-president-elect-ursula-von-der-leyen/
BBC News, 10/09/2019: New EU trade commissioner is Phil Hogan https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49649586
The Guardian, 10/09/2019: Irish PM's ally to get key post-Brexit role as EU trade commissioner https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/10/irish-pm-ally-phil-hogan-brexit-eu-trade-commissioner
RTÉ News, 10/09/2019: Hogan confirmed as new EU Trade Commissioner https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/0910/1074956-hogan-eu/
Reuters, 10/09/2019: Irish PM says Irishman as EU trade chief a 'definite advantage' https://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKS8N21L025
RTÉ News, 13/09/2019: Hogan expects EU to grant Brexit deadline extension https://www.rte.ie/news/brexit/2019/0913/1075684-hogan-deal/
RTÉ News, 30/09/2019: Phil Hogan appears before EU Parliament confirmation hearing https://www.rte.ie/news/2019/0930/1079269-phil-hogan-trade-commissioner-hearing/
The Irish Times, 30/09/2019: Phil Hogan tells MEPs he will ‘promote EU values’ in trade brief https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/phil-hogan-tells-meps-he-will-promote-eu-values-in-trade-brief-1.4035477
Agriland, 30/09/2019: ‘Europe must be a global champion of fair, substantial and rules-based trade’ – Hogan https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/europe-must-be-a-global-champion-of-fair-substantial-and-rules-based-trade-hogan/
EurActiv, 01/10/2019: Hogan convinces MEPs by toughening up trade stance https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/hogan-convinces-meps-by-toughening-up-trade-stance/
The Irish Times, 01/10/2019: Phil Hogan ‘honoured’ as he is confirmed EU trade commissioner https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/phil-hogan-honoured-as-he-is-confirmed-eu-trade-commissioner-1.4036822

Official
European Commission: President-elect von der Leyen’s Mission Letter to Phil Hogan https://ec.europa.eu/commission/files/phil-hogans-mission-letter_en
European Parliament: Phil Hogan’s replies to the European Parliament questionnaire https://www.europarl.europa.eu/resources/library/media/20190927RES62441/20190927RES62441.pdf
European Parliament: Press Release, 01/10/2019: Hearing of Commissioner-designate Phil Hogan https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20190926IPR62228/
European Parliament: Public Hearing of Phil Hogan, Commissioner-designate for Trade https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/priorities/commission-hearings-2019/20190910STO60721/phil-hogan-ireland

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