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#Günther Oettinger

# gunther-oettinger - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Celebrities who took nude photos are "dumb" - EU Commissioner

Günther Oettinger, the EU’s next head of digital economy, has blamed celebrities for the recent nude photo leak.

# gunther-oettinger - Friday 16 September, 2011

Calls for Commissioner to retract half-mast flag comment

The Oireachtas European Affairs Committee has urged the EU Energy Commissioner to withdraw remarks regarding debt-burdened countries being made to fly their flags at half-mast.

# gunther-oettinger - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

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Facebook joke about EU commissioner’s flag gaffe ‘not an official remark’

A comment on the EC’s official Facebook page, saying Gunther Oettinger has “form in the foot in mouth department”, was a joke.

German commissioner insists he doesn’t support ‘half-mast’ idea

Gunther Oettinger says lowering the flags of “default sinners” is an idea already out there – and that he didn’t say he supports it.

# gunther-oettinger - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Germany’s EU commissioner wants Irish flag flown at half-mast

Günther Oettinger wants the flags of ‘deficit sinner’ countries – including Ireland – to be at half-mast at all EU institutions.