Martin Selmayr has had meteoric rise to secretary general leading some MEPs to criticise process

The European parliament has stepped up criticism of the process that propelled Jean-Claude Juncker’s right-hand man into the top job at the European commission.

During a 150-minute hearing, MEPs raised concerns about cronyism and conflicts of interest over the appointment of Martin Selmayr to the post of secretary general, making him the commission’s most senior civil servant, managing 32,000 EU officials.

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