(B2) Six months before his departure, the current President of the European Commission admitted on Tuesday (May 7) two major “errors” during his term of office. A mea culpa late
The late reaction to the Luxleaks: a “serious mistake”
On the tax evasion mechanisms revealed by the Luxleaks in 2014, "jI waited too long before reacting, it was a big mistake. It took me two weeks to react. I should have done it at once “, recognizes the former Prime Minister of Luxembourg. NB: at the time, the European Commission had denied any problem, preferring not to communicate on the subject (read: Luxleaks! A great opportunity to act… a little wasted).
Brexit: a guilty silence
« My second mistake was to listen to the British government, to listen to Mr Cameron (1) who asked me not to intervene in the Brexit campaign. CIt was a mistake not to intervene and interfere in the referendum campaign. We would have been the only ones able to dismantle all the lies circulating at the time. » For the President of the European Executive, " staying silent at such an important time was a mistake "...
Despite a genuine optimism, Jean-Claude Juncker did not, however, hide his concern less than three weeks before the European elections. " Everyone must go vote! [...] If everyone votes for the extremes, what will tomorrow's Europe look like? »
(1) David Cameron was then the British Conservative Prime Minister