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EU's Vestager says Danish government not keen to back her for new mandate

EU's Vestager says Danish government not keen to back her for new mandate
European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager holds a news conference at the EU Commission's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium July 24, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir -
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PARIS (Reuters) - European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, a Danish national, said on Wednesday that her government did not support naming her for another mandate at the European Union's executive body.

Vestager, 50, has a high profile in Brussels after attacking tax dodging and monopoly powers among U.S. multinationals like Google and Apple as the EU competition commissioner.

She is perceived by some as a potential successor to Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission.

"My native member state doesn't seem too enthusiastic about giving me another mandate," Vestager said at a news conference in Paris. "And that would be an understatement."

(Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain; Editing by Brian Love)

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