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Ireland to Nominate EU Trade Chief Hogan for Top Post at WTO

  • Hogan a strong contender in a field of high profile candidates
  • His departure may create a vacuum in Brussels at a key moment
Phil Hogan

Phil Hogan

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Ireland is planning to nominate Phil Hogan, the European Union’s chief trade negotiator, to be the next director-general of the World Trade Organization, according to a person with knowledge of the plan.

Hogan had tentatively planned to announce his candidacy on Thursday but the timing is now fluid, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the preparations are private. The nomination window for candidates closes on July 8.