Anyone there? Humiliation for Juncker as he is greeted by EMPTY EU parliament

24 Oct

The jaw-dropping row began when a thunderous looking Mr Juncker rose to give his speech to MEPs marking the end of the Maltese presidency of the European Council. 

But instead of delivering the usual platitudes, the chief eurocrat launched into an extraordinary tirade against the number of European parliamentarians present in the chamber. 

He said: “Mr President, Prime Minister, members of the European Parliament. I would like to welcome those that have actually taken the trouble to turn out this morning.

“But the fact that there’s about 30 members of parliament present in this debate only really illustrates the fact that parliament is not serious in this. And I’m putting it to you today that if Mr Muscat was Mrs Merkel or Mr Macron it would’ve been a full house.”

In response, a raging Mr Tajani told his counterpart to show some respect to the directly elected institution and insisted that the parliament “should control” the Commission. 

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