EU capitals ready to look beyond Europe for WTO chief



Jim Brunsden | Financial Times

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EU capitals including Paris and Berlin have warned that saving the World Trade Organization must take precedence over making sure its next chief is European, in a sign of the bloc’s wariness about the looming vacancy. Phil Hogan, the EU’s trade commissioner, announced on Tuesday that he was “exploring” the possibility of running to succeed Roberto Azevêdo as director-general of the WTO when he leaves in September.

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