Merkel still believes Juncker should get EU top job: aide

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 13, 2014 6:05 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has not altered her view that Luxembourg's Jean-Claude Juncker should become president of the European Commission, a government spokesman said on Friday.

"The German chancellor has very clearly said, including in her recent speech to parliament, that she is in favor of Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next European Commission president and that she will work towards him getting a majority," Steffen Seibert said, adding that "nothing has changed" in this regard.

(Reporting by Stephen Brown and Michelle Martin)