Top EU transport official transferred after row over Qatar-paid trips
The European Commission's transport unit chief Henrik Hololei has been transferred to another post, a spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday. The transfer comes after a row over several Qatar-paid trips Hololei took.
"At his request, the College (of Commissioners) has decided to appoint Henrik Hololei, who is the general director for mobility and transport, to the position of … advisor in the DG (Directorate-General) for international partnership from the 1st of April," Commission chief spokesperson Eric Mamer told reporters.
A spokesperson for the European Commission's Human Resources added that "this is not a disciplinary measure but a transfer to an equivalent post". Hololei did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Politico revealed last month that Hololei flew business class for free on Qatar Airways several time between 2015 and 2021, which he...
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