The resignation of European Union trade commissioner Phil Hogan, who quit after breaching Ireland’s coronavirus rules, brings uncertainty to the negotiation of a landmark investment deal with China, say analysts. Photo: AP The resignation of European Union trade commissioner Phil Hogan, who quit after breaching Ireland’s coronavirus rules, brings uncertainty to the negotiation of a landmark investment deal with China, say analysts. Photo: AP
The resignation of European Union trade commissioner Phil Hogan, who quit after breaching Ireland’s coronavirus rules, brings uncertainty to the negotiation of a landmark investment deal with China, say analysts. Photo: AP

China-EU investment deal: exit of European trade commissioner adds uncertainty to landmark talks

  • Amid ongoing treaty negotiations with China, EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan resigned after breaching his country’s coronavirus guidelines
  • Analyst says Hogan was ‘pragmatic, active, familiar with China and talks little on ideological issues’

Topic |   China-EU relations
The resignation of European Union trade commissioner Phil Hogan, who quit after breaching Ireland’s coronavirus rules, brings uncertainty to the negotiation of a landmark investment deal with China, say analysts. Photo: AP The resignation of European Union trade commissioner Phil Hogan, who quit after breaching Ireland’s coronavirus rules, brings uncertainty to the negotiation of a landmark investment deal with China, say analysts. Photo: AP
The resignation of European Union trade commissioner Phil Hogan, who quit after breaching Ireland’s coronavirus rules, brings uncertainty to the negotiation of a landmark investment deal with China, say analysts. Photo: AP
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