They are not towing eyes - they are tie down eyes and their only purpose is to hold the vehicle steady whilst being transported. They are not strong enough for towing. They can be removed easily without removing the bumper, but are most likely well rusted in, so plenty of soaking in WD40 is necessary first.
If it ain't raining, the hood is DOWN
"Silver" - 1998 MK2. Show car, track car, lovely car
"Arse" - 1998 MK2 RS Roadster. Restored to original spec and currently for sale