Witty Dealmaker Jean-Claude Juncker to be EU's New CEO

July 14, 2014 6:43 AM

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Brussels: The incoming leader of Europe's most powerful bureaucracy is a master of the backroom deal - and an outspoken and witty career politician who once advocated the right to lie in times of crisis.

Jean-Claude Juncker, who was prime minister of Luxembourg for almost two decades, was a controversial pick as the 28-nation European Union's new chief executive, not least because the British government vociferously opposed him. The British tabloid The Sun portrayed him as "the most dangerous man in...

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