Usually it is a reform of CAP that defines a term of office for a European Commissioner for Agriculture. However, with the current 2020 proposals likely to be evolutionary rather than revolutionary, getting Unfair Trading Practices (UTP) legislation could be the defining act of Phil Hogan’s term as commissioner.

Given that this isn’t exclusively within his remit – there is a commissioner specifically for competition issues – Hogan will have to work hard to build support for action.