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EU trade chief Phil Hogan resigns over coronavirus ‘Golfgate’ backlash

The European Union’s trade chief, Phil Hogan, has resigned after growing criticism that he broke virus regulations in his native Ireland.“This evening I have tendered my resignation as EU trade commissioner to the president of the European Commission, Dr Ursula von der Leyen,” he said in a statement.“It was becoming increasingly clear that the controversy concerning my recent visit to Ireland was becoming a distraction from my work as an EU commissioner and would undermine my work in the key…

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