02 Oct 2014
PHIL HOGAN WINS BACKING OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S AGRICULTURE COMMITTEEBrussels Daily
Phil Hogan Ireland’s commissioner-designate won the backing of the European Parliament’s agriculture committee today to become the next EU Agriculture Commissioner. In a vote this afternoon: the committee voted by a majority in favour of Mr Hogan’s appointment.
42 MEPs took part in the ballot, which consisted of the following two questions;
– whether Mr Hogan was qualified to become a member of the College of Commissioners,
32 MEPs voted in favour, 10 against, and 1 abstention.
– whether Mr Hogan was qualified to carry out the particular duties required of him,
31 voted in favour and 11 against.
– Hearing of Phil Hogan, Member designate of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, before the EP: Opening statement