About: Phil Hogan

Economy & Jobs 08-09-2020

Von der Leyen proposes McGuinness as financial services Commissioner 

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen proposed on Tuesday (8 September) Ireland's Mairead McGuinness to become financial services Commissioner, taking over from executive vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis, who will assume the trade portfolio vacated by Phil Hogan.
Politics 04-09-2020

Ireland nominates top MEP, former EIB banker as Commissioner picks

The Irish government confirmed on Friday (4 September) its two nominees for the empty spot at the European Commission: seasoned MEP Mairead McGuinness and former European Investment Bank Vice-President Andrew McDowell are officially in line for the post.
Future EU 04-09-2020

A resignation that should have been avoided

Phil Hogan's resignation from the European Commission could have been avoided, but he did not receive the support he should have from the Commission President, argues John Bruton.
Politics 04-09-2020

Tweets of the Week: Rentrée, Phil Hogan, Merkel on Navalny

Happy September it’s good to be back, except for Big Phil, ‘cause he got the sack, and Angela Merkel condemns novichok attack.
Politics 27-08-2020

Phil Hogan: Ireland’s ‘big beast’ EU trade chief

Phil Hogan, the EU trade commissioner who resigned on Wednesday (26 August), was a "big beast" of Irish politics whose bullish demeanour was matched by a nimble talent for backroom manoeuvring.
Politics 27-08-2020

EU trade chief resigns over COVID-19 ‘golfgate’ controversy

Phil Hogan quit as the EU's trade commissioner late on Wednesday (26 August) after days of pressure over allegations he breached COVID-19 guidelines during a trip to his native Ireland, saying it had become clear the controversy was a distraction from his work.
Politics 26-08-2020

EU trade chief fights to keep job as ‘Golfgate’ rolls on

Embattled EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan was fighting to keep his title on Tuesday (25 August), as the Irish government said he breached a trio of coronavirus guidelines on a trip to the Republic to attend a parliamentary golf society...
Elections 24-08-2020

EU trade commissioner apologises for virus breach

EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan apologised on Sunday (23 August) as he faced calls to resign for attending an Irish parliamentary golf society dinner which breached coronavirus guidelines.
Elections 23-08-2020

Irish PM, Deputy PM call on EU trade chief Hogan to quit

Ireland's prime minister and the deputy prime minister asked European Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan, Ireland's EU commissioner, to consider resigning over his attendance at an event being investigated for breaching COVID-19 regulations.
Coronavirus 21-08-2020

Ireland’s EU commissioner under fire for attending golf event amid COVID restrictions

An Irish Cabinet minister apologised "unreservedly" on Thursday (20 August) for attending a social event with more than 80 people – reported to have included European Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan – which may have breached COVID-19 regulations.
Global Europe 12-08-2020

EU trade sanctions on Cambodia come into force

The European Union reimposed customs duties on many of Cambodia's exports on Wednesday (12 August), suspending its trade arrangement over concerns about human rights.
Economy & Jobs 02-07-2020

EU-Mercosur deal will have devastating impact on climate, NGOs warn

After 20 years of negotiations, the text of the EU-Mercosur deal was concluded between the EU and the Latin American countries of Mercosur on 28 June in Brussels. While the agreement still has to be approved by the European Parliament and Council, farmers and environmental NGOs are still disappointed. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.
Economy & Jobs 29-06-2020

EU trade chief Hogan says he will not seek to head WTO

European Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan said on Monday (29 June) he would not seek to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organisation, despite having previously stated he was looking into the possibility.
Economy & Jobs 09-06-2020

Europe leaning toward proposing a single candidate for WTO

A majority of EU member states support agreeing on a single European candidate to succeed Roberto Azevedo as the World Trade Organisation chief, a bid that EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan said he is considering.
Economy & Jobs 01-06-2020

EU trade commissioner Hogan mulling candidacy for WTO chief

European trade commissioner Phil Hogan is considering putting his name forward as a candidate to be the next director-general of the World Trade Organization, his spokesman said on Sunday (31 May).
Global Europe 13-05-2020

EU seeks trade truce with US amid virus crisis

The EU's top trade official hopes the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic will spur efforts to heal US trade ties, bogged down in a tit-for-tat tariff feud.
Brexit 08-05-2020

UK to blame hard Brexit on COVID-19, warns EU trade chief

The United Kingdom is preparing to walk away from trade talks with the EU and blame the impasse on the coronavirus pandemic, EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan said on Thursday (7 May)
Economy & Jobs 18-03-2020

Amid COVID-19 recession concerns, US aircraft tariffs come into effect

The Trump administration enacted its planned duty rate increase for aircraft imported from the EU on Wednesday (18 March), amid the continuing spread of COVID-19 and fears of a subsequent recession. These measures will increase the rate from 10 to 15%, particularly impacting Airbus.
Climate change 28-02-2020

Brussels’ anti-climate-dumping quest in the spotlight

EU trade and industry ministers weighed into a discussion on a carbon border tax on Thursday (27 February), as the bloc’s internal market chief said the tariff will be ready to deploy “as soon as possible”.
Economy & Jobs 11-02-2020

Trump: Time to negotiate ‘very seriously’ with EU on trade

President Donald Trump said Monday (10 February) the time has come to pursue trade negotiations with the European Union which he said imposes "incredible" barriers to US goods.
Economy & Jobs 06-02-2020

EU trade chief Hogan returns to Washington as auto tariffs loom

European Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan returned to Washington on Thursday (6 Febrero) for talks with US counterpart Robert Lighthizer designed to improve transatlantic ties as the threat of auto tariffs looms.
Politics 30-01-2020

Hogan ‘should stay out of domestic Irish politics,’ Fianna Fáil warns

Irish Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has hit out at recent comments made by the EU Commissioner Phil Hogan, accusing him of making a 'coded partisan intervention,' in Irish politics, ahead of next week's general election.
Economy & Jobs 24-01-2020

China, WTO members join EU’s ad-hoc appellate body in Davos

EU member states reached an agreement on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum with 16 World Trade Organisation members, including China, to establish an ad-hoc appeal body and overcome the US blockage of the global trade-regulating system.
Global Europe 17-01-2020

Auto tariff threat not mentioned in US talks, says EU trade chief

US threats to put tariffs on European autos did not come up during talks this week with American trade officials in Washington, EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan said Thursday (16 January).
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