Taoiseach and Tánaiste must immediately contact Von Der Leyen on Commissioner

23 August 2020

Labour Party Leader Alan Kelly has called on the Taoiseach and Tánaiste to now take real action and immediately contact the President of the European Commission.

Deputy Kelly said:

“It is incumbent on Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar to now inform the President of the European Commission Ursula Von Der Leyen that they no longer have confidence in the Irish Commissioner Phil Hogan and that she should ask for his resignation pursuant to Article 17 of the Treaty on European Union.

“Artilce 17.6 (c) says ‘A member of the Commission shall resign if the President so requests.’.”


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