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MEPs recall Britain's Hill for second hearing

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MEPs recall Britain's Hill for second hearing


MEPs have recalled Britain’s Jonathan Hill to appear again at the European Parliament next week.

They were unconvinced by the claims made by David Cameron’s pick for the next European Commission that he’ll stand up for the EU.

“I’m not here as a representative of the City of London. I’m here to come, i hope, to represent the European interest and to make the right decisions in the interest of effective regulation and stability and i hope growth in the interest of the whole EU,” the Tory peer told parliamentarians on Wednesday.

Hill’s nomination as the EU’s financial services czar raised eyebrows amongst some MEPs.

They argue that Hill’s past career as a lobbyist for major banks makes him unsuitable for the position.

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