A kinder, gentler Borg

Malta’s nominee for European commissioner gave an impressive performance at a European Parliament hearing, but did not convince Liberals and the left.

Tonio Borg, Malta’s nominee to become the new European commissioner for health, impressed MEPs with an assured performance and a firm knowledge of the major issues of the health portfolio at a hearing with the European Parliament on Tuesday (13 November). But some MEPs were left wondering what had become of the Maltese politician who was known in his home country for conservative Catholic positions on social issues.

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