08 September 1999
Fischler unscathed by EU grilling

FRANZ Fischler has emerged unscathed from a grilling by the European parliament over his re-appointment as European agriculture commissioner.

The parliamentary committee is said to have “no reservations” about the appointment judging that he “will work well”, reports the Financial Times.

The new European Commission formulated by commission president Romano Prodi is set to win the backing of the European parliament next week.

  • The Times 08/09/99 page 4
  • The Independent 08/09/99 page 12
  • Financial Times 08/09/99 page 2, page 17 (Editorial)
  • The Guardian 08/09/99 page 16
  • The Daily Telegraph 08/09/99 page 16, page 27 (Leader)