BRUSSELS. In October, the European Parliament (EP) followed the decision of President Ursula von der Leyen to hand the responsibility for trade policy to the executive vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis. The previous Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan had stepped down after breaching the Irish coronavirus regulations. At a hearing in the EP Trade Committee, Dombrovskis announced his intention to work towards a more sustainable trade policy and against unfair trade practices by third countries.
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