EU Commissioner for Agriculture

The Commissioner for Agriculture is a member of the European Commission. The post is currently held by Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski. The post is in charge of rural issues including most notably the controversial Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) which represents 44% of the EU budget. They also participate in meetings of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (Agrifish) configuration of the Council of the European Union.

Commissioner for Agriculture of European Commission
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Janusz Wojciechowski

since 1 December 2019 (2019-12-01)
Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
Reports toUrsula von der Leyen
SeatBerlaymont building, Brussels, Belgium
AppointerEuropean Council
with the consent of the President of the European Commission and the European Parliament
Term length5 years
Constituting instrumentTreaties of the European Union
Formation7 January 1958 (1958-01-07)
First holderSicco Mansholt

List of commissioners

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 1973–1977 Ortoli Commission
4 Finn Olav Gundelach  Denmark 1977–1981 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 1995–2004Santer 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 – October 2014 Barroso Commission II
13 Phil Hogan  Ireland 1 November 2014 – December 2019 Juncker Commission
14 Janusz Wojciechowski  Poland December 2019 Von der Leyen Commission

See also