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Top EU civil servant Selmayr to quit post - EU Commission

Top EU civil servant Selmayr to quit post - EU Commission
FILE PHOTO: European Commission Secretary-General Martin Selmayr attends a weekly college meeting of the EU executive in Brussels, Belgium, January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir   -   Copyright  FRANCOIS LENOIR(Reuters)
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By Peter Maushagen

STRASBOURG (Reuters) – The European Commission’s secretary general Martin Selmayr, whose sudden promotion last year angered EU lawmakers and earned a rebuke from the European Ombudsman, will step down from his post next week, a spokeswoman for the EU executive said on Tuesday.

Selmayr, a frank-speaking German lawyer, was Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker’s chief aide before his abrupt promotion.

(Writing by Foo Yun Chee; ; editing by John Stonestreet)

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