EU Internal Policy

Juncker says he WON’T run again for EC President as he admits to Brexit division

JEAN-Claude Juncker has revealed today that he WON’T stand again for the European Commission (EC) presidency.

Mr Juncker, who has held the position since 2014 said that he will “not run again” in an interview with the German World Service, which will air on Sunday.Mr Juncker added that he doubted the EU could maintain unity after Britain leaves the union.

More to follow…

President Jean-Claude JunckerEPA

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

He added that he had “fallen back in love with Europe, because I rediscovered the wealth of colours of the European Union”.The EU mandarin also noted that “there was a lack of basic agreement about things that have to be carried out in Europe”.

“The other EU 27 don’t know it yet, but the Brits know very well how they can tackle this,” Juncker told Deutschlandfunk radio.”They could promise country A this, country B that and country C something else and the end game is that there is not a united European front.”

He added that Britain could not negotiate trade deals as long as it remained a member of the bloc.

European President Jean-Claude JunckerEPA

Jean-Claude Juncker will not stand again for European Commission President

The 62-year-old. who was previously the Prime Minster of Luxembourg, also expressed concerns over Greece’s third bailout programme saying that it could still fall apart as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had not yet made up its mind whether to take part in providng more aid.Junker said: ”Yes, it is on a shaky ground in the sense that we don’t see how the International Monetary Fund could manage this problem.

“No country has managed bigger steps to improve competitiveness than Greece.”

Leave a Reply

Help put the World to rights and leave a Comment

Notify of
Edith Ricketts

I’ll be glad when they have both gone.


I’ll be glad to see the last of them.

Powered by: Wordpress
%d bloggers like this: