European Union announces new Commissioners for Climate, Environment and Development

Miguel Arias Cañete
is the new EU Commissioner designate for  Climate Action and Energy. He is a Spanish politician  between 2011 and 2014 he served as Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment in the current Partido Popular government. n politics Arias Cañete served first as a representative in the Parliament of Andalusia from 1982 until 1986, resigning upon being elected to the European Parliament where he served until 1999 and chaired the Agricultural and Regional Politics Committees. He then served in the Spanish Senate from 1993 until 2000 when he was appointed as Minister of Agriculture and Fishing in the governments of José María Aznar. He served as a representative for Cadiz district in the 2004-2008 Spanish congress before being elected at the 2008 election from the Madrid Region district, which he currently represents.[2] After the 2011 General Election he served as the minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment in the Mariano Rajoy Government.

Karmenu Vella 

is the new Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. He is a Maltese politician. He is one of the longest serving Maltese Parliamentarian with the Malta Labour Party. .n 1976 he contested the general elections for the first time and was elected as the youngest Member of Parliament and since then he has continued serving as a Maltese Parliamentarian for thirty eight uninterrupted years as a Labour Member of Parliament. During his Parliamentary term in government, Vella has been nominated Minister for four times during the Labour Party Government. He was Minister for Public Works between 1981 and 1984, Minister for Industry from 1984 till 1987, Minister for Tourism between 1996 and 1998 and was again appointed as Tourism Minister in March 2013 until his nomination as EU Commissioner Designate in 2014. During his Parliamentary term in opposition, he served both as Shadow Minister for Tourism as well as Shadow Minister for Finance.

Neven Mimica 
 is the new Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development he is is a Croatian politician and diplomat, currently serving as a European Commissioner for Consumer Protection.He was elected to the Croatian Parliament in 2003 as a representative of the Social Democratic Party, and again in 2007. Since January 2008 he serves as deputy speaker of the Croatian parliament and is also the chairman of the parliament's committee for European integration.
On December 23, 2011 he was selected as a Deputy Prime Minister of the Croatian government, responsible for Internal, Foreign and European policy.


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