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9445: IRISH CONCERNS TO GET PRIORITY FROM NEW EU TRADE COMMISSIONER

Tuesday 10 September 2019
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Phil Hogan from Kilkenny is to be the new EU Trade negotiator.

The current Agriculture Commissioner will take on one of the most important economic portfolios, as the new European Commission wants to pursue a strong, open and fair trade agenda, strengthening Europe’s role as a global leader.

Commissioner Hogan was Minister for the Environment here from 2011 to 2014, before becoming the European Commissioner for Agriculture from 2014 onwards.

Andy Klom, who is Deputy spokesperson for the EU Representation in Ireland, says having an EU Trade Commissioner who is Irish is important for Ireland as an open and export-oriented economy, and important for Europe as a whole.

Interviewee: Andy Klom | Clip duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds | Outwords: multi-lateral trade system