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EP's rejection of Goulard 'major institutional crisis' - France

The European Parliament's rejection of Sylvie Goulard (pictured) for European commissioner opened a "major institutional crisis," French European Minister Amelie de Montchalin said on Friday.

"It's, first of all, a major institutional crisis for Europe because, without a French commissioner, the commission can't get to work," Montchalin said. "We need to work this out calmly, without anger, but Ursula von der Leyen needs to tell us what she expects of France," she added.

Goulard, who faced questions about her work for a United States think tank and about the size of her portfolio, gathered 29 votes in her favor while 82 MPs voted against her.

Breaking the News / MD