Günther Who? EU Perplexed by Germany's Choice of Oettinger as Commissioner

Brittle, uncommunicative, inhibited: EU officals don't have much good to say about Germany's new man in Brussels, Günther Oettinger. The governor of the state of Baden-Württemberg is not known for his interest in European politics but he may yet surprise the critics.
Günther Oettinger (r) with EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (l) during a visit to Brussels in March.

Günther Oettinger (r) with EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (l) during a visit to Brussels in March.

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