Archiv: Juncker


10.10.2019 - 06:16 [ Tagesschau.de ]

EU zu Militäreinsatz in Syrien: Das Ringen um den richtigen Ton

Die EU will verhindern, dass ihre Gelder aus dem Flüchtlingspakt mit Erdogan zur Einrichtung einer Sicherheitszone in Syrien genutzt werden. Doch Ankaras mögliche Retorten erschweren klare Ansagen aus Brüssel.

02.10.2019 - 23:34 [ Xinhuanet ]

British PM sends final Brexit plan to Brussels, insisting on exit on Oct. 31

Because if we fail to get an agreement because of what is essentially a technical discussion of the exact nature of future customs checks, when that technology is improving the whole time, then let us be in no doubt that the alternative is no deal.“

20.09.2019 - 10:54 [ theSun.co.uk ]

‘Brexit will happen’ and UK ‘can get a deal’, says EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker after Boris Johnson finally sends his plan

Jean-Claude Juncker has now claimed ‚We can have a deal‘ in the latest Brexit development.
Speaking to Sky News, he said he was prepared to get rid of the so-called backstop from a withdrawal agreement as long as „the objectives are met – all of them“.

The EU Commission president told Sky’s Sophy Ridge he’d been sent documents by the British PM outlining draft ideas for a new Brexit deal.

17.09.2019 - 08:58 [ Daily Mail ]

Fury at Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel after he ’stitches up‘ Boris Johnson by holding press conference next to anti-Brexit protesters – and then humiliates him with empty podium when he refuses to take part

– Boris Johnson met EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker for talks over lunch in Luxembourg
– The Prime Minister was booed as he left restaurant after tense two-hour discussion with the EU chief
– Mr Johnson was again greeted with jeers from ex-pat protesters as he met Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel
– Mr Bettel refused to move press conference inside and then ranted at Mr Johnson who refused to take part

17.09.2019 - 08:57 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Luxembourg Rejected Request for an Indoor Press Conference

The Luxembourgians rejected Number 10’s offer and insisted on holding it outside alone with two podiums to a baying Remainer audience. The opposite of diplomacy…

16.09.2019 - 08:15 [ ORF.at ]

Johnson trifft Juncker zu Brexit-Gesprächen

Der britische Regierungschef Boris Johnson kommt heute in Luxemburg zu Gesprächen über den Brexit mit dem scheidenden EU-Kommissionspräsidenten Jean-Claude Juncker zusammen. Geplant ist ein Arbeitsessen. Auch der EU-Chefunterhändler für den Brexit, Michel Barnier, ist dabei.

15.09.2019 - 15:16 [ Daily Mail ]

Britain will break free of its ‚manacles‘ from the EU like the Incredible Hulk, Boris Johnson tells Brussels ahead of crunch meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker

In an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, the Prime Minister says that if negotiations break down, he will ignore the Commons vote ordering him to delay the UK’s departure, adding: ‚The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets.‘

Mr Johnson’s bullish declaration comes ahead of a crunch meeting tomorrow with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

30.06.2019 - 18:52 [ BBC ]

EU summit: Centre-left Timmermans tipped for top post

EU leaders will gather in Brussels shortly for talks to decide who should get the EU’s top jobs, including a new Commission president.

Reports say the current favourite to head it is Dutch centre-left politician Frans Timmermans. He is a Commission first vice-president.

30.06.2019 - 18:39 [ Kurier.at ]

EU-Tobjobs: Timmermans gilt als Favorit für Juncker-Nachfolge

Wird Timmermans neuer Kommissionschef, könnte EVP-Spitzenkandidat Manfred Weber Präsident des EU-Parlamentes werden. Timmermans und Weber seien jedenfalls „Teil der Lösung“, ließ die deutsche Kanzlerin Angela Merkel wissen.

12.06.2019 - 17:52 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

„There can be no democratic choice against the European treaties“, Juncker neatly crystallises the EU’s understanding of democratic votes and referendums, namely – they mean nothing. And the EU has shown that time and time again. #progressive #brexit

22.03.2019 - 14:46 [ BBC ]

Brexit: What just happened?

– A shorter delay until 12 April if they reject it. By that time the UK must set out its next steps – either another extension or leaving without a deal

But the EU says a further extension beyond 12 April is only possible if the UK agrees to hold European elections on 23 May.

22.03.2019 - 05:24 [ Donald Mackinnon / Twitter ]

According to European Commission President Juncker, with European Council President Tusk at his side, „all options remain on the table … the UK government will still have a chance of a deal, no deal, a long extension or revoking Article 50“. Or of course a People’s Vote!

12.03.2019 - 13:08 [ Briefings for Brexit ]

MAY’S BREXIT PANTOMIME ACT 5

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”

Albert Einstein apparently said. By that yardstick, the Prime Minister and the EU are are completely off their rockers.

12.03.2019 - 03:58 [ Kevin Doyle / Twitter ]

#BREAKING View from Dublin: 1. Withdrawal Agreement is unchanged 2. Joint statement is a legal interpretations of what’s in the WA (agreed by both sides) 3. Unilateral statement is UK talking to themselves.

Mood in Gov Buildings described as “calm”. #Brexit

12.03.2019 - 03:56 [ Faisal Islam, @SkyNews Political Editor ‏/ Twitter ]

basically Government now hinges on whether its own Attorney General will unilaterally declare that Government’s unilateral declaration that it can unilaterally trigger an exit process from the backstop (subject to arbitration) now means the backstop will not “endure indefinitely”

12.03.2019 - 03:40 [ Guido Fawkes ]

All Eyes on DUP Now: May pulls a unilateral declaration out of the hat

May’s statement is here, the EU’s here – review them yourself. We await Cox’s legal review and the decision of the DUP critics tomorrow. If the DUP give it the thumbs up most Tory rebels will follow suit. The ERG’s lawyers are unlikely to be enthusiastic – that is already priced in. Guido suspects those Tory MPs that want to avoid the hell that will follow a delay to Brexit – for whatever reason – will choose to believe the rabbit is real.

12.03.2019 - 03:37 [ BBC ]

Brexit: We have secured what MPs asked for, says May

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says she has secured „legally-binding changes“ to allay concerns over the Irish border backstop.

Speaking after last-ditch talks in Strasbourg, she called on MPs to back her „improved“ Brexit deal in a meaningful vote on Tuesday.

08.02.2019 - 08:34 [ derStandard.at ]

Brexit: Juncker und May setzen auf Verzögerungstaktik

Britische Premierministerin und Kommissionschef schicken Verhandler in neue Gespräche –zur Sache soll es Ende Februar gehen

07.02.2019 - 15:57 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

May’s Brexit ‚Hell‘ in Brussels: Juncker says the EU WON’T give ground on divorce deal as he holds bruising talks with PM – and warns it could be WEEKS before they meet again

– Theresa May is set for rough ride in Brussels as she fights for Brexit concessions on the Irish border backstop
– The Prime Minister will insist legally binding changes to the Withdrawal Agreement package must be made
– Body language between Mrs May and EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker was distinctly frosty
– Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to the PM with revised demands for backing a Brexit agreement

07.02.2019 - 15:54 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Brexit news latest: Jean-Claude Juncker tells Theresa May withdrawal deal will not be renegotiated at Brussels summit

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has told Theresa May during „robust but constructive“ talks that the European Union will not renegotiate the Brexit deal.

07.02.2019 - 13:35 [ Ruptly / Youtube ]

Belgium: ‚Is this hell?‘ – May greeted by Juncker for talks on Brexit deal changes

During the handshake with Juncker, May was asked by several of the press whether she had alternative proposals, with another journalist jokingly asking the UK leader „Is this hell, Prime Minister?“ The question was presumably in response to Wednesday’s comment by Tusk stating that there was „a special place in hell“ for „those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of plan how to carry it safely.“

30.12.2018 - 20:18 [ Sky News ]

EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker tells UK: ‚Get your act together‘ on Brexit

The European Commission president denies attempting to keep the UK in the EU as Brussels waits for MPs to approve a Brexit deal.

29.12.2018 - 13:35 [ Zeit.de ]

EU-Kommissionspräsident: Jean-Claude Juncker zweifelt an Kompetenz Rumäniens für EU-Vorsitz

Zudem sei der interne Zustand Rumäniens derzeit so, dass das Land nicht als „kompakte Einheit“ in Europa auftreten könne. „Es braucht zu Hause eine geschlossene Front, um während der Ratspräsidentschaft auch die Einheit Europas zu fördern“, betonte Juncker.

15.12.2018 - 02:27 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Tories need to prepare the country now for potential ‘No Deal’ Brexit and its consequences

As Theresa May’s tour of Berlin and Brussels ended in failure, it is more important than ever for the government to prepare for the potential damages of a ‚No Deal‘ Brexit

14.12.2018 - 21:31 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚You called me nebulous!‘: Lipreaders reveal what furious Theresa May said to Jean-Claude Juncker as she handbagged him over his late-night jibe in Brussels following collapse of Brexit talks

– Theresa May seen on camera in tense standoff with EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at summit
– Mr Juncker launched an extraordinary attack on the UK’s new demands as ’nebulous imprecise‘ last night
– Mrs May said she was ‚robust‘ with Mr Juncker and ‚crystal clear‘ with leaders about what she needs on Brexit
– The rescue mission came after she scraped through Tory vote of no confidence by a margin of 200 to 117 MPs
– She had hoped to wring more ‚legally binding‘ concessions from EU leaders over the Irish border backstop

14.12.2018 - 12:24 [ Faisal Islam, @SkyNews Political Editor ‏/ Twitter ]

Merkel: “integrity of the Good Friday Agreement must be respected”

14.12.2018 - 12:17 [ Express.co.uk ]

FIGHT BACK: Moment Theresa May angrily confronts Juncker as he ignores Brexit plea – VIDEO

Theresa May confronted the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, during an intense talk in the European Council chamber. On Thursday evening the President of the European Commission insisted the Brexit Britain needed to make clear “what they want, instead of asking us to say what we want”.

14.12.2018 - 12:14 [ BBC ]

Brexit: EU says no to May on renegotiating deal

The PM said the deal was „at risk“ if MPs‘ concerns could not be addressed.

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said there could be clarifications but no renegotiation.

He urged the UK to set out more clearly what it wants, adding that the commission will publish information on 19 December on its preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

14.12.2018 - 12:14 [ Philip Sime, Assistant Producer at #RawPolitics on @Euronews ‏/ Twitter ]

This doesn’t exactly look like an exchange of pleasantries between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker as the Brexit summit gets underway. #EUCO

14.12.2018 - 12:08 [ Kleine Zeitung ]

Brexit: EU macht Zusicherungen, Stimmung „sehr schlecht“

De 27 bleibenden EU-Länder beteuerten, dass die Anwendung der Sonderregeln für eine offene Grenze in Irland vermieden werden sollen. Zuvor hatte die britische Premierministerin den Gipfel wortlos verlassen.

12.12.2018 - 12:58 [ Buzzfeed.com ]

Theresa May Told Top EU Officials She Intended To Pull The Brexit Vote 24 Hours Before She Told Senior Cabinet Ministers

The prime minister spoke to EU officials about her thinking on Sunday, a senior source told BuzzFeed News, but the cabinet was not told until 11:30am on Monday.

11.12.2018 - 11:27 [ Ruptly / Twitter ]

France: Juncker warns ‘no room whatsoever‘ for Brexit deal renegotiation

Published on Dec 11, 2018

11.12.2018 - 11:22 [ Catherine Nicholson / Twitter ]

some timings today… #May – #Merkel meeting 1pm CET in Berlin May – #Tusk 5pm in Brussels May – #Juncker 7pmish in Brussels Then back to London… and back again to Brussels on Thursday for the summit

(now enriched with extra-added #Brexit) #carbonfootprint #airmiles

11.12.2018 - 11:13 [ Express.co.uk ]

BREXIT LIVE: May in Europe to BEG Juncker and Merkel for EU concessions to salvage deal

The Prime Minister will meet EU President Jean-Claude Juncker this evening but not before she has met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte for breakfast in the Hague.

29.11.2018 - 11:24 [ Tony Tassell ‏/ Twitter ]

“The power is with us,” said Martin Selmayr, according to one note of a “sherpa” meeting on Friday – from an analysis by @alexebarker on why the EU thinks it has leverage on future trade talks with UK after #Brexit

(27.11.2018)

29.11.2018 - 10:39 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

The Martin Selmayr affair displays the breathtaking arrogance of Brussels

(4.9.2018) The Martin Selmayr affair, which reveals much about attitudes to power and accountability at the top of the EU, is both depressing and depressingly familiar.

29.11.2018 - 10:36 [ Zeit.de ]

Martin Selmayr: EU-Parlament kritisiert „putschartige Aktion“

(16.4.2018) Der Ausschuss räumte aber auch ein, dass die Annullierung der Ernennung Selmayrs juristisch schwierig ist. Er forderte daher zugleich die EU-Kommission auf, ihre Beförderungsregeln zu ändern, damit Bewerbungsverfahren in Zukunft „offen und transparent“ ablaufen.

29.11.2018 - 10:24 [ Tagesschau,de ]

Personalie Selmayr: Vernichtende Kritik von EU-Ombudsfrau

(4.9.2018) Selmayr, damals Kabinettschef von EU-Kommissionspräsident Jean-Claude Juncker, war nach einem Bewerbungsverfahren im Februar zunächst zum Vize-Generalsekretär der EU-Kommission berufen worden. Nur Minuten später beförderte das Kollegium der Kommissare den 47-Jährigen direkt zum Generalsekretär, als Juncker überraschend den Rückzug des Amtsinhabers Alexander Italianer bekannt gab.

29.11.2018 - 10:18 [ Politico.eu ]

‘Monster’ at the Berlaymont

For a true believer in democracy, Martin Selmayr runs the European Commission not as some curator of debate but like the merciless hand of a king, who will stop at nothing to protect his vision of the realm: Europe, united and free.

Make that an extremely heavy hand. Or maybe an armored bulldozer.

29.11.2018 - 10:01 [ theSun.co.uk ]

‚THE POWER IS WITH US‘: Brussels vows to bully Britain into submission during trade deal talks

Jean-Claude Juncker’s fearsome right-hand man Martin Selmayr told Member States they have little to fear because “the power is with us”.

The Commission’s top civil servant delivered the boast at a meeting of EU leaders’ top advisors in Brussels last week.

26.11.2018 - 10:01 [ Morningstar.co.uk ]

EU Is Not At „War“ With Italy, Juncker Says After Budget Row Meeting

„I made it very clear that we are not [at] war with Italy. Italia for me is a lifelong story because I grew up with young Italians, immigrants […] Ti amo Italia,“ Juncker said in Brussels.

The Italian part of his remarks translate as „I love you Italy“.

On Saturday, Juncker hosted a dinner with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who emerged from the meeting saying he hoped to avoid EU punitive action.

24.11.2018 - 18:19 [ Dan Bloom, online political editor, Daily Mirror ‏/ Twitter ]

Jean-Claude Juncker puts a reassuring hand on Theresa May’s shoulder as they arrive for talks ahead of tomorrow’s summit. She ignored a shouted question about whether she had „compromised over Gibraltar“ #euco

24.11.2018 - 08:56 [ Tagesschau.de ]

May in Brüssel: Dieser Deal oder keiner

Vor dem EU-Sondergipfel am Sonntag trifft sich die britische Premierministerin May heute noch einmal mit EU-Kommissionschef Juncker. Dabei dürfte auch noch einmal Gibraltar zur Sprache kommen.

22.11.2018 - 06:05 [ theGuardian.com ]

May plans Brussels dash to finalise Brexit deal on eve of summit

Theresa May is to make an emergency dash to Brussels on Saturday to complete the Brexit negotiations after the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, threatened to pull the plug on the Sunday leaders’ summit.

As she emerged from talks in Brussels lasting nearly two hours with the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, the British prime minister admitted that there were some major issues to resolve.

22.11.2018 - 06:04 [ BT.com ]

May to return to Brussels on Saturday for last-minute Brexit talks

The surprise move was announced after a meeting with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

22.11.2018 - 06:00 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Brexit latest: Angela Merkel ‚threatens to boycott summit if deal not reached first‘

EU diplomats have said they had been told the German Chancellor is not willing to come to Sunday’s summit for any negotiations, meaning a text must be ready beforehand.

22.11.2018 - 05:59 [ fxstreet.com ]

UK PM May leaves meeting with EU’s Juncker

According to several news outlets, British Prime minister Theresa May has left her meeting with the European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels without speaking to the press.

21.11.2018 - 18:53 [ BBC ]

May in Brussels for Brexit talks

– Theresa May arrives in Brussels for talks with EU Commission president
– She faced Brexit criticism from all sides at Prime Minister’s Questions
– UK and EU are seeking to finalise text of declaration on future relations
– France (fishing) and Spain (Gibraltar) have issues with the current draft
– Tory Brexiteers‘ efforts to force no confidence vote seem to have failed, for now
– The PM published the 585 page draft withdrawal agreement last week. This, and the declaration on future relations, are due to be finalised at an EU summit next Sunday.

21.11.2018 - 12:07 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Will Juncker sweeten the Brexit deal? May pins hopes on concessions from EU chief over tea as MORE Tory MPs vow to oppose her package

Some 56 Eurosceptic MPs have now signed up to the ‚Stand up for Brexit‘ campaign which commits them to voting down any deal based on Mrs May’s Chequers proposals.

Worryingly for Mrs May, high-profile Tory Remainers are also promising them to vote against, with the latest names including Culture Committee chair Damian Collins.

20.11.2018 - 18:35 [ theGuardian.com ]

Theresa May to head to Brussels to finalise Brexit deal

Theresa May is to travel to Brussels on Wednesday evening to finalise the Brexit deal in a meeting with the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker.

18.11.2018 - 13:31 [ theGuardian.com ]

Theresa May to visit Brussels this week as she defends Brexit deal – Politics live

Sun 18 Nov 2018 11.02 GMT
First published on Sun 18 Nov 2018 08.39 GMT

PM says she will meet Juncker to discuss future relationships as she says as far as she knows the 48 letter limit for no confidence vote has not been reached

09.10.2018 - 19:52 [ derStandard.at ]

Salvini: Europa der Bankiers wird in sechs Monaten entlassen

(6.10.2018) „Keine Sorge: In sechs Monaten werden die EU-Technokraten von 500 Millionen Wählern entlassen. Wir machen weiter“, betonte der Chef der rechtspopulistischen Lega. Salvini reagierte auf ein Interview Junckers mit dem STANDARD,

22.09.2018 - 11:47 [ arabnews.com ]

Just when Europe thought the worst was over …

(8.9.2018) Fast forward to 2018 and the prescience of Juncker’s warning is clear. In June he was forced to admit that “the fragility of the EU is increasing. The cracks are growing in size,” as the summer European Council summit of presidents and prime ministers struggled to reach a deal on the migrant crisis after German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political future was threatened.

14.09.2018 - 18:03 [ Spiegel.de ]

EU-Kommission plant Freihandelsabkommen mit Afrika

EU-Kommissionschef Jean-Claude Juncker hatte die Pläne bereits in seiner Rede zur Lage der Union am Mittwoch angekündigt. Die EU-Staaten müssten ihnen zustimmen, damit sie in die Tat umgesetzt werden können.

13.09.2018 - 15:36 [ German Foreign Policy ]

State of the Union

Während Juncker, Träger mehrerer deutscher Verdienstorden und politisch der Bundesregierung gewöhnlich eng verbunden [7], den Ausbau der EU zur auch militärisch global operierenden Macht vorantreibt, nehmen die inneren Spaltungen in der deutsch dominierten Union unverändert zu.

12.08.2018 - 10:50 [ tt.com ]

Juncker im TT-Interview: Europa braucht jetzt einen Ruck

Die EU-Kommission hat 2016 einen Treuhandfonds mit 44 Milliarden Euro aufgelegt, um kleine und mittlere Betriebe dazu zu bringen, in Afrika zu investieren, damit die Menschen vor Ort Arbeit finden. Die Mitgliedstaaten haben versprochen, auch 44 Milliarden aufzubringen. Was ist inzwischen passiert?

Juncker: Da ist nicht viel passiert. Alle reden davon, an der wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Entwicklung Afrikas aktiv teilzunehmen, aber nichts geschieht.

Die Kommission hält die Afrika-Hilfe aber nach wie vor für notwendig?

Juncker: Ja, natürlich. Wir sind dabei, konkrete Projekte auszuarbeiten und werden binnen weniger Monate eine erste Bilanz dessen vorlegen, was wir in Afrika getan und bewirkt haben.

02.08.2018 - 06:53 [ Valdai International Discussion Club ]

Suzerain-Vassals Relations: How Trump Shapes His European Policy

(30.Juli)Therefore, one cannot rule it out that Europe will from time to time suggest creating alternative alliances, including military ones, but these ideas will lead to nothing. All European attempts to initiate military operations have led to debacle and one can hardly expect anything different. Hence, the significance of Europe – political, economic and military – will dwindle. Whatever is said publicly, this reality will be increasingly recognized behind the closed doors.

26.07.2018 - 13:35 [ Krone.at ]

Ist die EU vor Trump eingeknickt?

Ein weiteres Entgegenkommen der EU: Es soll mehr Flüssiggas aus den USA importiert werden. Damit will Trump in Konkurrenz zu der von ihm heftig kritisierten Gaspipeline Nord Stream 2 treten, die Deutschland gemeinsam mit Russland vorantreibt. Die vereinbarte „strategische Kooperation“ in der Energieversorgung ist also ebenfalls eine relativ einseitige Sache. Es könnte zudem zu einem geopolitischen Erfolg der USA im Kampf um Einflusssphären werden.

14.07.2018 - 13:21 [ Journal.lu ]

„Ein konspiratives Spiel, das anhält“: Ex-SREL-Agent André Kemmer schildert die Geheimdienst-Affäre aus seiner Sicht

(12.12.2013) „Juncker war stockbetrunken, bestellte sich zwei Espresso und bat uns am Tisch Platz zu nehmen“, beschreibt Kemmer die Szene, „ohne einleitende Worte fing er an, Mille zu beleidigen: „Ich ficke, wo, wen, und wann ich will, hast du mich verstanden. Auch du könntest ficken, aber du kannst es ja gar nicht, deine deutsche Genauigkeit… verbietet es dir. Während zirka fünf Minuten setzte Juncker seine massiven Beleidigungen gegen Mille fort, die ich hier aus moralischen Bedenken nicht näher schildern möchte“.

14.07.2018 - 13:15 [ Heise.de ]

„Schwer krank oder sternhagelvoll?“

Rutte sagte dem flämischen Sender VRT, „soviel er wisse“, leide Juncker „seit geraumer Zeit an einem Rückenproblem“. Im Juni hatte der EU-Kommissionspräsident dem irischen Parlament nach sichtbaren Schwierigkeiten beim Treppensteigen gesagt, das komme von Problemen mit dem Ischiasnerv, die er seit einem Autounfall habe. Der britischen Boulevardzeitung Sun sagte er darüber hinaus, es wäre ihm lieber, wenn er stattdessen betrunken wäre.

13.07.2018 - 11:38 [ Daily Mail / Youtube ]

Jean-Claude Juncker stumbles and is helped by leaders at NATO gala – Daily Mail

The European Commission President was attending a dinner at the NATO summit in Brussels attended by US President Donald Trump and a number of other world leaders. Juncker was stumbling and swaying to the extent that the presidents of Finland and Ukraine, among others, had to help keep the 63-year-old upright. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte also stepped in to guide Juncker.

22.06.2018 - 07:23 [ Sueddeutsche.de ]

Was Merkel und Juncker planen, macht viele in Europa rasend

Falls es eng wird, kann sich Angela Merkel auf Jean-Claude Juncker verlassen. Dieser Mechanismus macht alle Nicht-Deutschen in Europa rasend: Wie bei der vermaledeiten Maut und anderen Streitpunkten hilft der Kommissionspräsident seiner Parteifreundin wieder aus der Patsche. Denn das Brüsseler Vorgipfel-Treffen, zu dem die Kommission an diesem Sonntag einlädt, ist im Kern nichts anderes als der Versuch, die Bundeskanzlerin vor dem Sturz zu bewahren.

02.06.2018 - 16:39 [ diePresse.com ]

EU verklagt USA und China bei WTO

(1.6.2018) Der EU-Kommissionschef bestritt, dass ein zeitgleicher Handelskonflikt mit den USA und China die EU überfordern würde: „Wer das glaubt, der unterschätzt Europa.“

01.06.2018 - 13:43 [ Express.co.uk ]

Surprise, surprise! Juncker team helping to devolve EU powers recommends ‚MORE Europe‘

A task force set up Jean-Claude Juncker designed to explore the possibility of handing back powers to the European Union’s member states is about to make a dramatic U-turn and recommend more European integration is required.

01.06.2018 - 13:28 [ Aargauer Zeitung ]

Italien ist gerade mächtig sauer auf EU-Juncker – es geht auch um «Korruption»

EU-Parlamentspräsident Antonio Tajani hat sich empört über Äusserungen von EU-Kommissionspräsident Jean-Claude Juncker zu Italien gezeigt. Dieser hatte unter anderem «mehr Arbeit, weniger Korruption» und «Ernsthaftigkeit» in Italien gefordert.

01.06.2018 - 13:24 [ Express.co.uk ]

EU debate LIVE: Juncker makes shock demand for Brussels to STAND UP to ‚rampant populism‘

(30.5.2018) Mr Oettinger was forced to apologise for his comments after Italy’s populist Five Star Movement and Lega, reacted strongly to the calling the statement “absurd”.

European Council President Donald Tusk, tweeted an “appeal” to EU institutions, saying “please respect the voters, we are there to serve them, not to lecture them”.

01.06.2018 - 12:28 [ Spiegel.de ]

Korruptions-Äußerung: Italienische Politiker empören sich über Juncker

Juncker hatte nach einem Bericht des „Guardian“ gesagt: „Die Italiener müssen sich mehr um die armen Regionen Italiens kümmern. Das bedeutet mehr Arbeit, weniger Korruption, Ernsthaftigkeit.“ Er fügte der britischen Zeitung zufolge hinzu:

01.06.2018 - 11:39 [ Berner Oberländer ]

«Italiener müssen härter arbeiten und weniger korrupt sein»

EU-Kommissionspräsident Jean-Claude Juncker hat mit Äusserungen über Korruption in Italien und mit einer Klage über Schuldzuweisungen aus Rom an die EU neue Empörung geschürt. EU-Parlamentspräsident Antonio Tajani sprach auf Twitter von inakzeptablen Sätzen und verlangte ein sofortiges Dementi. Eine Sprecherin Junckers erklärte daraufhin in der Nacht zum Freitag, die Bemerkungen seien aus dem Zusammenhang gerissen worden.