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Commission president sets trade chief Hogan deadline to clarify movements

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has set Phil Hogan a 2 p.m. deadline Tuesday to c..

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has set Phil Hogan a 2 p.m. deadline Tuesday to clarify details about his movements in Ireland, a Commission spokesperson said.

The trade commissioner made a second trip to the county of Kildare last week when movements in the region were restricted by a local lockdown, Irish media reported early today. He has already admitted attending a packed golfing soirée with some 80 others, in breach of national coronavirus rules.

“The president expects a detailed report from Commissioner Hogan today by 2 oclock in the afternoon,” Commission spokesperson Dana Spinant told journalists.

“The president also encourages Commissioner Hogan to publish the timeline of his moves in Ireland during the period that he stayed there to ensure full transparency.”

Von der Leyen received a first report from Hogan Sunday evening but subsequently pressed him for more details.

Spinant brushed off suggestions Hogan was on the cusp of being asked to resign, saying it is “absolutely premature to discuss about Read More – Source
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