EU commissioner Oettinger under fire over private jet flight

EU commissioner Oettinger under fire over private jet flight
 

Germany's EU commissioner is under fire for accepting a trip to Hungary in a Kremlin-linked lobbyist's private jet.
Guenther Oettinger has said he took the lift because he would otherwise have arrived late for a planned meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban.
But critics accuse him of breaking European Union rules against accepting gifts of more than €150 (£129).
Mr Oettinger was already facing criticism after using an offensive term about Chinese people in a speech.
The flight took place on 18 May this year when Mr Oettinger was going to a conference in Budapest about the... read more

 
16 November 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: BBC
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