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  • Increasing Europe's energy security by diversifying sources of energy imports and uniting Europe's negotiating power in talks with non-EU countries.
  • Selecting energy infrastructure projects to help establish a European Energy Union.
  • Proposing new EU laws and rules to implement the 2030 climate and energy framework and steering negotiations with the European Parliament and national governments.
  • Further developing an EU policy for renewable energy to make the EU the world leader in the sector.
  • Strengthening and promoting the Emissions Trading System, the flagship of EU climate policy.

Miguel Arias Cañete is part of the following Project Teams:

Mission letter

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European Parliament hearings

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Miguel Arias Cañete's team supports him in his daily work.
Team page



Appointments and meetings


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In line with the Commission's Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission, each Commissioner publishes a Declaration of Interests.

A signed, authentic version is published at the bottom of this page.

A machine-readable version of all Declarations is also published. This is in line with the requirements of the Code of Conduct.

The Declarations of Interests follow the requirements set out in Article 3 and in Annex 1 of the new Code of Conduct for Commissioners [pdf].


Spanish nationality. Married with three children.

  • European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy
    • 2014-present
  • Member of the European Parliament
    • 2014
  • Minister for Agriculture, Food and Environment
    • 2011-14
  • Member of the Administrative Board of Bami Newco, real estate company
    • 2009-2011
  • President of the Joint Committee of the European Union, Spanish Congress
    • 2008-11
  • President of Petrolífera Ducar S.L. and Petrologis Canarias S.L. management boards, oil companies
    • 2005-11
  • Executive Secretary for Economic and Employment Affairs, People's Party
    • 2004-08
  • Representative for Cádiz, Spanish Congress
    • 2004-08
  • Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
    • 2000-04
  • State Attorney in Cádiz and Jerez de la Frontera
    • 1999-2000
  • Town Councillor in Jerez de la Frontera
    • 1994
  • Member of the European Parliament
    • 1986-99
  • Member of the regional parliament of Andalusia and Senator representing Cádiz
    • 1982-86
  • Civil Law Professor at the University of Jerez de la Frontera
    • 1979-82
  • State Attorney in Ceuta, Cádiz and Jerez de la Frontera
    • 1975-82
  • Degree in Law from the University Complutense, Madrid
    • 1971