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Back page gossip from the 21 November issue of Research Europe

Name that commissioner

After the first nominee to become EU industry commissioner—Sylvie Goulard—was rejected due to her past conduct and previous ties, the second—Thierry Breton—sailed through his parliamentary hearing despite having spent the past 10 years at the head of one of the companies that will be strongly affected by the policies he will now oversee.

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