Juncker Who?

Merkel Won't Be Fazed by E.U. Appointments Snub

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  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    The new European Commission is unlikely to persuade Germans that the E.U. is prepared to tackle its core problems. Chancellor Merkel knows the real power lies in Berlin not Brussels.

  • Facts


    • Germany did not get a top job in the European Commission, but a digital economy post.
    • Jean-Claude Juncker appointed a euro-skeptic Brit and a French Socialist to economic jobs.
    • Mr. Juncker has demanded commissioners put Europe before nationalist priorities.
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