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27th Sep 2016

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Commission: No comment on Juncker resignation issue

The European Commission on Monday declined to comment on media reports that its president, Jean-Claude Juncker is under pressure to resign and hand over the baton to vice-president Frans Timmermans. A commission spokesman instead emphasised the achievements of the bloc's executive in modernising the European economy. Several media reported over the weekend that German policy-makers were unhappy with Juncker's leadership and had urged him to leave.

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