Juncker warns EU governments ‘don’t make a mockery of democratic process’
Only 30 days prior to the European elections, Jean-Claude Juncker warned EU authorities to respect who voters pick as European Commission president.
Juncker will be the center-right EPP’s choice for president.
So far, the individual for that top work was selected behind closed doors by prime ministers and presidents after parliamentary elections. The European Parliament can then vote yes or no for the option.
This time around, voters will receive a say in who gets the EU’s top work with major European events identifying their choice for president for the very first time.
“The choice of the political team that’ll be the best following the European Parliament elections will end up the following Payment president.” Juncker told a news conference in Brussels on Wednesday.
“Anything else would make a mockery of the democratic process that’s now clearly foreseen in the Treaty.”
Juncker also organized his party’s goals. Work and economic growth top power and change in addition to the list of the economic union.
The 59-year-old dismissed worries that his party would do poorly in southern countries where it’s associated with austerity measures, stating: when I’m in Greece, when I’m abroad “I meet up with the Greeks. I was in Porto in Portugal. I talked with those protesting against me coming, so I’m not scared of ordinary people. Politicians shouldn’t forget of individuals or indeed vice versa.”
Juncker will have the opportunity to set this towards the test within a whistle-stop tour of Europe beginning on Thursday, consuming 28 countries prior to the elections at the conclusion of May.