Didier Reynders congratulates Jean-Claude Juncker

date: 27 June 2014

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders warmly congratulates Jean-Claude Juncker on the proposal of appointment as President of the European Commission.

The Commission is the executive power of the Union. For Belgium, it must be an institution of excellence for the benefit of Member States and all European citizens. Didier Reynders has every confidence in the political qualities, leadership and European vision of Jean-Claude Juncker to complete this task.

Didier Reynders is also pleased that Europeans were able to make their voice heard on the choice of the President of the Commission. This contributed to the emergence of a genuine political debate on the priorities of the European Union and strengthened democracy in Europe.