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In his address to the IIEA, Commissioner Phil Hogan discussed the vital role of international trade in the EU’s post-COVID recovery. He reflected on the steps needed to facilitate the continued flow of goods and to avoid long-term disruption to the European economy.

This event is part of our Future of the EU27 Project, supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

About the Speaker:

Phil Hogan was appointed European Commissioner for Trade in 2019 under the new Commission of President Ursula von der Leyen. He previously served as Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development (2014-19). Prior to this, Commissioner Hogan was Ireland’s Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government (2011-14) and Chairman of the Fine Gael (EPP) parliamentary party between 1995 and 2001. He was first elected to the Dáil in 1989.