Jean Claude Juncker Quotes

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We all know what to do, but we don’t know how to get re-elected once we have done it.
Jean-Claude Juncker
When it becomes serious, you have to lie.
Jean-Claude Juncker
Opinion polls suggested the Scottish referendum on independence on September 18th was now too close to call. The three leaders of Britain’s main political parties rushed to Scotland to urge voters to say no, and offered the promise of new tax and spending powers. Many big companies, including Royal Bank of Scotland, warned that they would move their operations to England if Scots vote to secede from the United Kingdom. Jean-Claude Juncker, the new president of the European Commission, announced
Anonymous
If the eurozone collapses, its epitaph should be the words of Jean-Claude Juncker, the former prime minister of Luxembourg, in 2007: “We all know what to do, but we don’t know how to get re-elected once we have done it.”32
John Micklethwait (The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State)
As Jean-Claude Juncker, then prime minister of Luxembourg and later president of the European Commission, once said, ‘When it becomes serious, you have to lie.’4
Yanis Varoufakis (Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment)
Jean-Claude Juncker, the proud architect of Luxembourg’s massive corporate tax-avoidance schemes and now the head of the European Commission, has taken a hard line—perhaps understandably, given that he may go down in history as the person on whose watch the dissolution of the EU began.
Joseph E. Stiglitz (The Euro: And its Threat to the Future of Europe)
Laws and regulations that corporate lobbyists are unable to persuade national democratic legislatures to enact can be repackaged and hidden in harmonization agreements masked as lengthy trade treaties, which are then ratified by legislatures without adequate scrutiny. Whatever its minor benefits, legislation by treaty represents a massive transfer of power from democratic legislatures to corporate managers and bankers. Jean-Claude Juncker, the prime minister of the tax haven Luxembourg who became the president of the European Commission from 2014 to 2019, described how the European Council systematically expanded its authority by stealth: “We decree something, then float it and wait some time to see what happens. If no clamor occurs . . . because most people do not grasp what had been decided, we continue—step by step, until the point of no return is reached.
Michael Lind (The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite)
Between them, the leaders of France and Germany had a stake of around €1 trillion in not allowing the Greek government to tell the truth; that is, to confess to its bankruptcy. Yet they still had to find a way to bail out their bankers a second time without telling their parliaments that this was what they were doing. As Jean-Claude Juncker, then prime minister of Luxembourg and later president of the European Commission, once said, ‘When it becomes serious, you have to lie.
Yanis Varoufakis (Adults in the Room: My Battle with the European and American Deep Establishment)