Patronage at Home The Cronyism of Germany's European Commission Candidate Oettinger

Günther Oettinger, the governor of the southwest German state of Baden-Württemberg, is Germany's choice for a seat on the European Commission. But he has engaged in cronyism in his home state over a flood-control project and an attempt to dodge EU rules.
Von Felix Kurz
Photo Gallery: The Commissioner and the Governor
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Photo Gallery: The Commissioner and the Governor

Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan