Friday, 27 June 2014

A great day for Europe: Jean-Claude Juncker nominated as the next President of the European Commission

"I am not a dwarf"
Jean-Claude Juncker

Today is a great day for Europe: EU leaders have nominated former Luxembourg PM Jean-Claude Juncker as the next president of the European Commission.

Finally, a fresh and inspiring new face in the Commission!

Juncker, who is known for his bold initiatives and visionary thinking is exactly the right person to lead Europe into a bright and prosperous future.

We cannot wait to hear more about Mr. Juncker's exciting reform programme. Fortunately, the Telegraph, citing sources in Brussels, gives us a foretaste of what we can expect:

Sources also described how Mr Juncker “chain-smoked” through a series of meetings on Thursday and disclosed that he is attempting to get rules changed so that he can smoke in buildings in Brussels.

The Telegraph also discloses why France has been one of Juncker's strongest supporters:

One senior diplomatic source has said he “has cognac for breakfast”. 

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