No EU-German rift with 'my friend Angela', says Juncker

March 4, 2015 7:12 PM

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No EU-German rift with 'my friend Angela', says Juncker

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker poked fun at talk of friction between himself and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as he held his second meeting this week with Europe's most powerful government leader.

"My friend Angela", as she was described by the European Commission president at a Brussels news conference on Wednesday, also went out of her way to talk of "friendship" and praise the EU executive's work since Juncker took over five months ago.

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