The real issues in the Juncker row

Every European leader and senior official seems to agree Brussels veteran Jean-Claude Juncker is the “wrong man” to be president of the European Commission, says The Times. Yet, “to the discredit” of the 26 European leaders who voted for the arch-federalist (only the Hungarians joined the British prime minister, David Cameron, in voting against him), he got the job.

“The EU is in a crisis of political legitimacy.” It has spent too long navel-gazing and too little time thinking about issues voters care about: jobs, immigration and growth. Juncker, who is “against every necessary reform”, stands in the way of [...]

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