Merkel defends Juncker’s nomination

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Speaking in a press conference after EU leaders proposed Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission, German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended on Friday the European Council’s decision of nomination EPP’s Jean-Claude Juncker as the next Commission President. “He has broad European experience and he is willing to accommodate national and EU demands”, Merkel said.

Europe’s heads of state and government met in Brussels on Friday to discuss the strategic priorities for Europe in the next five years and to chose who will become the next president of the European Commission.


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