EU Commissioner Phil Hogan gives a press conference in Brussels in February 2017. Photo: EPA-EFEEU Commissioner Phil Hogan gives a press conference in Brussels in February 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE
EU Commissioner Phil Hogan gives a press conference in Brussels in February 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE

EU trade chief Phil Hogan resigns over coronavirus ‘Golfgate’ backlash

  • Commissioner was under growing pressure to quit after attending golf dinner in Ireland that violated Covid-19 restrictions
  • Hogan’s move comes as EU contends with pandemic’s impact on trade as well as Trump’s ‘America First’ challenge to global commercial order

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
EU Commissioner Phil Hogan gives a press conference in Brussels in February 2017. Photo: EPA-EFEEU Commissioner Phil Hogan gives a press conference in Brussels in February 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE
EU Commissioner Phil Hogan gives a press conference in Brussels in February 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE
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