After setback, Macron unveils new pick for key EU post

President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday put forward businessman and former economy minister Thierry Breton as France's candidate for a key…

President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday put forward businessman and former economy minister Thierry Breton as France’s candidate for a key European Commission portfolio after his first choice was shot down by the European Parliament. Macron proposed Breton to incoming commission head Ursula von der Leyen for the ambitious portfolio covering industrial policy, defence spending, technology and space, an Elysee Palace official said.

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