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EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn has promised to relinquish her Irish government pensions worth around €108,000 while she serves in her €243,000 a year Brussels post. MGQ has been at the centre of a blistering public debate in Ireland where she has served in several ministerial positions over whether she should be drawing a state pension… » read more

Posted by Gary Finnegan

MGQ’s influence within the Commission is growing EU Innovation Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn is expanding her influence in the College of Commissioners by convening two subgroups: on innovation and research. She will chair both, elevating herself to something of a senior commissioner. The innovation subgroup is an official effort by Barroso to pull together various strands… » read more

Posted by Gary Finnegan