Juncker: Total nonsense to claim I want a superstate

Postado Fevereiro 15, 2018

President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said claims he wants to create a European "superstate" are "total nonsense", according to a BBC News report. "Some in the British political society are against the truth, pretending that I am a stupid, stubborn federalist, that I am in favour of a European superstate", Juncker said at a press conference when asked about Johnson's speech.

"I am strictly against a European super-state". Juncker, who has supported the continuation of the so-called "Spitzenkandidat" method for electing the next European Commission president, said that Macron's failure to commit to existing political grouping in the EU parliament could lead to voters shunning his party. We are not the United States of America ...

Although Juncker had quite literally just shared his grand plan of a bigger EU budget and his ideal vision of a directly-elected EU president, Juncker concluded by saying, "the European Union can not be built against the European nations, so this is total nonsense". He was responding to a question on comments made by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson that the European Union is pursuing to create a super state and that is why the British people voted to leave the EU. A smaller executive would in theory be more efficient.