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Janusz Wojciechowski

European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski

European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
Born on 6 December 1954; Master’s degree in law, graduated from the University of Łódź, Department of Law and Administration (1977).
Judge in a regional court, a provincial court and the Polish Court of Appeal (1980-1993); seconded to the Polish Supreme Court (1990-1991). Member of the National Council of the Judiciary of Poland (1990-1993); Judge at the Tribunal of State (1991-1993); Member of the Sejm – the lower Chamber of the Polish Parliament (1993-1995); President of the Polish Supreme Audit Office – NIK and Member of the board of EUROSAI – the European organization of supreme audit institutions (1995-2001); Deputy Speaker of the Polish Sejm (2001-2004); Member of the European Parliament for three terms (2004-2016); Member of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals since his first term in 2004, and Chair of the Intergroup since 2014. Five-time author and co-author of commentary on the Polish Penal Code; author of more than 100 articles and publications on criminal law in various legal journals in Poland and author of articles on socio-legal issues. Member of the European Court of Auditors from 7 May 2016 to 30 November 2019: assigned to Chamber I “Sustainable use of natural resources”; Member of the Audit Quality Control Committee from 14 June 2018. Appointed as EU Commissioner responsible for the agriculture portfolio as from 1 December 2019 for a five-year term. 
Commissioner Wojciechowski’s responsibilities include supporting negotiations on the future of the CAP, developing a long-term vision for rural areas and developing an action plan for organic farming.

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