EU Parliament confirms Dombrovskis, McGuinness in EU Commission rejig

The European Parliament confirmed the appointment of Ireland’s Mairead McGuinness as an EU commissioner on Wednesday, as well as the transfer of trade duties to incumbent Valdis Dombrovksis of Latvia.”I am honoured and grateful to take on the #EUTrade portfiolio,” Dombrovskis – already serving as EU commission vice president for the economy – tweeted.The reshuffle comes after a scandal over compliance with Irish coronavirus rules engulfed the career of former EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan in August.Dublin put forward long-time EU parliamentarian McGuinness to replace Hogan in their country’…

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