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Bettel's government to support Juncker's European ambitions
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Bettel's government to support Juncker's European ambitions

09.01.2014 From our online archive
Prime Minister Xavier Bettel stated on Wednesday evening, that the government will support former Premier Jean-Claude Juncker should he decide to follow a European political career.

(ADW) Prime Minister Xavier Bettel stated on Wednesday evening, that the government will support former Premier Jean-Claude Juncker should he decide to follow a European political career.

Bettel was also quick to point out that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had nothing against Juncker and will not be an obstruction to his plans if he is accepted for a position at a European level.

This follows on from rumours claiming that Merkel could throw a spanner in the works for Juncker's ambitions as she was reported to find him “too outspoken” and could be a disruption to European politics.

However, Bettel refused to be drawn in on the comments and unflattering portrait of the former Prime Minister by Eurogroup Chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem who accused Juncker of being a “heavy smoker and drinker,” broadcast on Dutch TV.