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Foreign Minister Steinmeier congratulates new President of the European Commission Juncker

15.07.2014 - Press release

Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement today (15 July) on Jean-Claude Juncker’s election in the European Parliament as the new President of the European Commission:

I would like to congratulate Jean-Claude Juncker, and I am pleased that he received so much support from the European Parliament.

Jean-Claude Juncker has obtained a convincing mandate enabling him to work, in the coming years, for a strong Europe that is close to the people. That is a very demanding task.

Jean-Claude Juncker has our full support in this endeavour.

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