New book claims Dick Spring blocked Sutherland for top EU job in 1994
A new book by a former senior EU official claims that Dick Spring personally intervened to prevent the late Peter Sutherland becoming president of the European Commission
Dick Spring, the former Tánaiste, played a key role in blocking the appointment of Peter Sutherland to the EU’s most prestigious job, it has been claimed in a new book.
At the time, the Fianna Fáil-Labour coalition government denied that it had stood in the way of Sutherland, who was aligned to Fine Gael, becoming president of the European Commission in 1994 as a compromise candidate.
Spring has previously denied...
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