“Germany does not want Juncker to resign. Full stop. It doesn’t make any sense. Full stop”, Elmar Brok, a senior MEP from the ruling CDU party of German chancellor Angela Merkel told EUobserver on Monday (4 July).
Leonie Haueisen, a spokeswoman for the centre-left SPD party in the ruling coalition, said: “Calls from Germany for Jean-Claude Juncker’s resignation are not known to us”.
They spoke to EUobserver after a British newspaper, The Sunday Times, quoted a German minister, who asked to remain anonymous, as having said that Juncker’s handling of Brexit was “very damaging” and that pressure on him to step aside was becoming “greater”.
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