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Editorial: Rejection of US economist for EC post is missed opportunity

The backlash against Fiona Scott Morton, a much-respected Yale professor who was hand-picked by Margrethe Vestager, shows the EU in a terrible light

Fiona Scott Morton: The professor at Yale School of Management had been tapped by Margrethe Vestager

The European Union revealed an unexpected side of itself last week, and it was a petty and unattractive spectacle. In an episode that almost defies credulity, it denied a job in the Commission to a person because she had the wrong passport. The woman was not a Russian under sanction or a Chinese spy or a beast from another planet. She is a distinguished American economist.

Fiona Scott Morton, a professor at Yale School of ...