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EU trade commissioner nominee hopes to show Trump the ‘error of his ways’

September 10, 2019 at 11:11 AM
The European Union’s newly named nominee to succeed Cecilia Malmström as trade commissioner did not mince words in his criticism of President Trump on Tuesday, saying he hopes the new Commission leadership can show Trump the “error” of his “protectionist” policies. Irish Taioseach Leo Varadkar on Tuesday confirmed Phil Hogan’s long-rumored appointment to Commission President-elect Ursula Von der Leyen’s cabinet. Hogan is Ireland’s representative in Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s cabinet, serving as the agriculture commissioner. “Mr. Trump has indicated his...

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