Miguel Arias Cañete

European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy

European Commission

Miguel Arias Cañete is the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy. He has served in the role since 1 November 2014. Mr. Arias Cañete studied law at the University Complutense in Madrid. After graduating in 1971, he joined the Spanish Civil Service working as a State Attorney. In 1979, he became a professor of Law at the University of Jerez de la Frontera. In 1982 he left his teaching post as he was elected a member of the Parliament of Andalusia until 1986. After serving in the Andalusian parliament, he became a Member of the European Parliament in 1986. He stayed until 1999, heading the Committees on Agriculture and on Regional Development.

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