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European Parliament lawmakers on Thursday voted overwhelmingly against approving the candidacy of Sylvie Goulard, French President Emmanuel Macrons choice to join the European Commission as a top official.
Goulard, who faced two tense hearings by MEPs amid doubts over a series of scandals, obtained 82 votes against, 29 in favour and one abstention, several parliamentary sources told the AFP.
A former MEP, Goulard resigned in June 2017 from her post as Frances defence minister after being questioned by investigators in a ghost jobs scandal involving an assistant at European Parliament.
The EU Anti-Fraud Office has also opened an investigation into the same caseRead More – Source