U.S. trade pact in spotlight as new EU Commission faces grilling

Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, presents the list of the European Commissioners and their jobs for the next five years, during a news conference at the EC headquarters in BrusselsBy Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s likely next trade chief will face tough questions about how she would handle free trade negotiations with the United States when confirmation hearings for the new European Commission open on Monday. Sweden’s Cecilia Malmstrom will be among the first group of nominees to former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker’s new European Commission to face scrutiny from the European Parliament. …

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