Berlin wants Juncker to resign…or not?

“Juncker has time and again acted against the common interest and his reaction to the British referendum has been very damaging,” a German minister told The Sunday Times.

“This is not a time for institutional bickering,” the source added, “but the pressure for him to resign will only become greater and chancellor Merkel will eventually have to deal with this next year.” (Independent)

“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).