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EU: Vestager says Denmark not keen to back her for new mandate

 |  October 3, 2018
On Wednesday, October 3, the European Commission’s Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said that her country’s government did not support naming her for another mandate at the European Union’s executive body, reported Reuters.

According to Reuters, Vestager has a high profile in Brussels after attacking tax dodging allegations and monopoly powers among US multinationals including Google and Apple as the EU competition commissioner.

“My native member state doesn’t seem too enthusiastic about giving me another mandate,” Vestager said at a news conference in Paris. “And that would be an understatement.”

Vestager is a former leader of the Danish Social Liberal Party, which opposes the country’s ruling conservatives.

“The tradition in my country is that it is the biggest party in government that names the commissioner,” Vestager told reporters. “Since my party is not in the government, at least you would have to break the tradition.”

Full Content: Reuters

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