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8th Aug 2020

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France names tech CEO for EU post

The Élysée has nominated Thierry Breton, the 64-year old CEO of French tech firm Atos, to be single market commissioner. "He's man of action who knows industrial issues inside out and who ... will not have a bureaucratic approach to European issues," a French official told Reuters Thursday. France's first choice, Sylvie Goulard, was rejected on financial impropriety grounds, with Breton's corporate post posing fresh questions on conflict of interest.

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