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European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

The Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development is a member of the European Commission. The post is currently held by Commissioner Phil Hogan. The post is in charge of rural issues including most notably the controversial Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) which represents 38% of the EU budget. They also participate in meetings of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (Agrifish) configuration of the Council of the European Union.


List of commissionersEdit

Name Country Period Commission
1 Sicco Mansholt   Netherlands 1958–1972 Hallstein Commission, Rey Commission, Malfatti Commission
2 Carlo Scarascia-Mugnozza   Italy 1972–1973 Mansholt Commission
3 Pierre Lardinois   Netherlands 1973–1981 Ortoli Commission
4 Finn Olav Gundelach   Denmark 1981–1981 Jenkins Commission, Thorn Commission
5 Poul Dalsager   Denmark 1981–1985 Thorn Commission
6 Frans Andriessen   Netherlands 1985–1989 Delors Commission I
7 Ray MacSharry   Ireland 1989–1992 Delors Commission II
8 René Steichen   Luxembourg 1992–1995 Delors Commission III
9 Franz Fischler   Austria 1995–2004 Santer Commission, Prodi Commission
10 Sandra Kalniete   Latvia 2004 Prodi Commission
11 Mariann Fischer Boel   Denmark 2004–2010 Barroso Commission I
12 Dacian Cioloş   Romania 2010-10/2014 Barroso Commission II
13 Phil Hogan   Ireland from 01/11/2014 Juncker Commission

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