Christine Ourmières-Widener
Christine Ourmières-Widener arriving in parliament for questioning on the €500,000 golden handshake which precipitated three resignations from government Photo: José Sena Goulão/ Lusa

TAP CEO questioned in parliament; throws former Secretary of State under bus

TAP CEO Christine Ourmières-Widener has been answering questions in parliament today over her handling of the €500,000 golden handshake furore that has precipitated various high-level resignations and allegations of mismanagement within the State-held company – and this far everything indicates that blame has been put squarely on the shoulders of former Secretary of State for Infrastructures Hugo Santos Mendes, who is no longer in place. Ms Ourmières-Widener told MPs that she informed him ‘every step of the way’ in the ‘compensation’ agreement ‘celebrated’ with Alexandra Reis, believing he would inform the correct authorities…