The EU seems to be getting a rare chance of getting rid of both Martin Schulz and Jean-Claude Juncker in one go. According to a report on Spiegel-Online, Juncker – who apparently is trying to convince MEPs from the EPP Group of Schulz’s qualities – has threatened he might step down as Commission President if Schulz doesn’t get a third term. But apparently the threat has failed to impress those to whom it was addressed. On the contrary, conservative MEPs are said to be increasingly irritated at Juncker’s meddling.
Asked for further details, a Commission spokesperson did not deny the information, but said that – whatever he said or didn’t say – Juncker would not step down anyway.