About: Manuel Sarrazin

Berlin reluctant to top up Juncker’s piggy bank

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker wants the amount of funding made available by the EU’s investment plan, aka the Juncker Plan, to be doubled. But he faces strong opposition from Germany. EURACTIV’s partner Der Taggespiegel reports.
Despite predictions that German Commissioner Günther Oettinger would win the coveted trade portfolio, President-elect Juncker put the former Energy Commissioner in charge of the digital agenda. Brussels, 2014 [EC]
EU Priorities 2020 11-09-2014

German politicians condemn ‘wrong’ Commission appointments for France, UK

Giving the UK's oversight of financial stability, and a Frenchman the economic affairs portfolio, triggered harsh criticism in Berlin. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Jean-Claude Juncker speaks before the European Parliament before his election to Commission President on Tuesday (15 July). Strasbourg 2014 [EP]
EU Elections 2014 17-07-2014

Berlin optimistic following Juncker victory

Jean-Claude Juncker’s appointment as President of the European Commission ends a month of haggling over the post. But Berlin is divided on the outcome, with Green Party politicians praising a win for democracy, while the Left claims the Parliament voted to “rescue the Spitzenkandidat experiment”. EURACTIV Germany reports.