Press of Luxembourg about the election of J.-C.Juncker

Juncker in parliament

Luxembourg’s former premier Jean-Claude Juncker won the endorsement of the European Parliament to become president of European Commission for the next five years. He mustered 422 votes in favour — with 250 votes against.

The press of Luxembourg pays close attention to the election of Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission. This is quite natural. Jean-Claude Juncker — former Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy, one of the most famous European politicians.

The main journals of the Grand Duchy — «Luxembourger Wort», «Tageblatt» and «Le Quotidien» — convey the congratulations of acting Prime Minister X.Bettel, Heads of State and Government of the EU.

One of the most memorable congratulation came from V.Reding, European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship: «White smoke from @Europarl: Habemus Presidentum! Full support of the representatives of 507 million @JunckerEU«.

The press of Luxembourg writes many articles about the election program of J.-C.Juncker “New start for Europe: my agenda on employment, economic growth, justice and democratic change”. In it he outlined ten priorities in various fields of activity of the European Commission.

The program of the new head of the European Commission aims at enhancing European integration, particularly in the area of foreign policy. “We urgently need the common foreign and security policy. We must ensure that the actions of the EU high representative for foreign Affairs is no longer let the Ministers of foreign Affairs. We need a unified representation before the external world through the high representative,” said Juncker.

To read a full speech of Jean-Claude Juncker at the European Parliament, please follow the link.